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.

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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 and around the Cambridge area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Feb 15, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Feb 16, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 16, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Feb 17, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 22, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
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Feb 24, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 24, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 8, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 8, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Cambridge, MA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Club Passim (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Acoustic Lounge (Plymouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
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)
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)
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 & Coffee Shops

The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Bebop (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)

Small Theaters

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)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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