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

Jul 20, 2018
Maybe April (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jul 20, 2018
Matt Borrello (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Bebop (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jul 20, 2018
Kevin Gordon (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Burren (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jul 21, 2018
Meg Hutchinson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 21, 2018
Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jul 21, 2018
Matt Borrello (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jul 22, 2018
Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 23, 2018
Bill Dwyer Band (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Acoustic Lounge (Listening Room)
Jul 26, 2018
Chrissi Poland (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at River Club Music Hall (Listening Room)
Jul 27, 2018
Hot Club of Cowtown (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jul 27, 2018
Lisa Bastoni (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Jul 28, 2018
Shawna Caspi (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2018
Guy Davis (Blues)
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Aug 1, 2018
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 2, 2018
Hayes Carll (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 4, 2018
Hayley Reardon (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Aug 4, 2018
Danielle Miraglia (Blues)
Playing at Front Street Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 9, 2018
Bruce Marshall (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Aug 9, 2018
The Honey Dewdrops (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 9, 2018
Kerri Powers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Lizard Lounge (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)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
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)
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)
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)
The Bebop (Boston)
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)

Libraries

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)