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

Feb 20, 2018
Rachael Yamagata (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2018
Cherish the Ladies (Celtic)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2018
Kris Delmhorst (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2018
Monica Rizzio (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Burren (Cafe/Restaurant)
Feb 23, 2018
Kris Delmhorst (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 24, 2018
Ryan Tennis (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2018
Eliot Bronson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2018
Rachael Sage (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 2, 2018
Birds of Chicago (Folk Rock, Pop & Rockabilly)
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 2, 2018
Robert Ellis (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)

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)
Franklin House Concerts (Franklin)
Abundant Haven House Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
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)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

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)
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 Coffeehouse (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)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)

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)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)


Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
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

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