Live Acoustic Music Near Canton, 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 Canton 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 Canton 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Canton 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

Sep 28, 2021
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Chevalier Theatre (Concert Hall)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at The Club Provincetown (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Country/Folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the bible belt of East Texas and has developed a taste for old guitars and smooth tequilas.
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Canton, MA

House Concerts

Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fractal House (Medford)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Askew (Providence)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Club Provincetown (Provincetown)

Vineyards & Breweries

Westport Rivers Vineyard (Westport)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (New Bedford)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
The Met (Pawtucket)