Live Acoustic Music Near Boston, Massachusetts

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat. Acoustic music can be heard in many house concerts, acoustic coffeehouses and listening rooms in and around the Boston area, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants in the area as well as at local libraries. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Featured Shows

Apr 27, 2018
North Sea Gas (Celtic)
Playing at OCC Coffee House (Coffeehouse)

Other Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Apr 21, 2018
Andy and Judy Daigle
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse
Apr 21, 2018
The Boxcar Lillies
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse
Apr 21, 2018
Claudia Schmidt
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse
Apr 21, 2018
Ellis Paul
Playing at Homegrown Coffeehouse
Apr 21, 2018
Tom Dixon
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall
Apr 21, 2018
Joel Cage
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse
Apr 21, 2018
Tim Gearan
Playing at Club Passim
(Listening Room)
Apr 22, 2018
Ray Bonneville
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar
Apr 22, 2018
Grant Maloy Smith
Playing at The Hearing Room
(Listening Room)
Apr 22, 2018
(Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Atwoods Tavern
Apr 25, 2018
Eliot Bronson
Playing at Atwoods Tavern
Apr 25, 2018
Josh Garrels
Playing at Chevalier Theatre
(Concert Hall)
Apr 25, 2018
Caitlin Canty
Playing at Club Passim
(Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2018
Madeleine Peyroux
Playing at City Winery
(Listening Room)
Apr 27, 2018
Cheryl Wheeler
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse
Apr 27, 2018
Zoe Lewis
Playing at Club Passim
(Listening Room)
Apr 27, 2018
Kim Moberg
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse
Apr 27, 2018
Amy Black
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center
(Small Theater)
Apr 28, 2018
Pat Donohue
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Boston, MA

House Concerts

Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fox Run Concerts (Sudbury)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Abundant Haven House Concerts (Hopkinton)
South Shore Folk Music Club - Rockland (Rockland)
South Shore Folk Music Club - Beal House (Kingston)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Union Coffeehouse (East Bridgewater)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
One World Coffee House (Essex)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
OCC Coffee House (Wrentham)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)

Cafes & Restaurants

6B Lounge (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
John Harvard's Brew House (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Centre Street Sanctuary (Jamaica Plain)
The Haven (Jamaica Plain)
The Burren (Somerville)
Kickstand Cafe (Arlington)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Paradise Cafe (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Harvest Cafe (Hudson)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)


Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)
Concert Series at Nashua Public Library (Nashua)

Small Theaters

Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Bars & Nightclubs

Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)