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 several 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. 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

Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
May 8, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
May 15, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
May 22, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
May 28, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Jun 18, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 8, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Cambridge, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

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)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
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)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Askew (Providence)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
AS220 (Providence)