Live Acoustic Music Near Cambridge, 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 Cambridge 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.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Apr 20, 2018
Mary Gauthier (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Apr 20, 2018
The Mammals (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 20, 2018
Susan Cattaneo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 20, 2018
Red Molly (Americana)
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 20, 2018
Chris Smither (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 20, 2018
Hilton Park (Americana)
Playing at South Shore Folk Music Club - Beal House (House Concert)
Apr 21, 2018
Andy and Judy Daigle (Folk)
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Apr 21, 2018
The Boxcar Lillies (Country)
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Apr 21, 2018
Claudia Schmidt (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Apr 21, 2018
Ellis Paul (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Homegrown Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Apr 21, 2018
Tim Gearan (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2018
Tom Dixon (Country)
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 21, 2018
Joel Cage (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 22, 2018
Bombadil (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 22, 2018
Grant Maloy Smith (Country)
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Apr 22, 2018
Ray Bonneville (Blues)
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 25, 2018
Caitlin Canty (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2018
Eliot Bronson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 25, 2018
Josh Garrels (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Chevalier Theatre (Concert Hall)
Apr 25, 2018
Madeleine Peyroux (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)

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

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Cafes & Restaurants

John Harvard's Brew House (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
6B Lounge (Boston)
Centre Street Sanctuary (Jamaica Plain)
The Haven (Jamaica Plain)
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)
Concert Series at Nashua Public Library (Nashua)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)

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)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)

Bars & Nightclubs

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