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.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are many house concerts being held in and around the Boston area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Boston host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in Boston. Restaurants and cafes around town sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Jul 29, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 29, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 4, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 5, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 7, 2021
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 8, 2021
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 11, 2021
Playing at Norwell Public Library (Library)
Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life.
Aug 14, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life.
Aug 26, 2021
Playing at The Music Porch (House Concert)
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 70's, Halley has been working on her debut record for 2 years with plans to release in spring 2021.
Aug 27, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Sep 1, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 9, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 11, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 11, 2021
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
A Winner of both the Kerrville and Tumbleweed Folk Festival songwriting competitions, Claudia’s amber honey voice delivers emotionally fearless songs in between outlandish and irreverant monologues.
Sep 12, 2021
Playing at Warwick Public Library (Library)
Sep 14, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 15, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Franklin Public Library (Library)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 23, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Boston, MA

House Concerts

Fractal House (Medford)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Askew (Providence)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)