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

Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
"Great, great voices, wonderful arrangements"- Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat "A musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana sung with the soul of the gospel" - Americana UK "Hauntingly beautiful" - Northern Sky Magazine
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Canton, MA

House Concerts

Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
AS220 (Providence)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Toad (Cambridge)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)