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

May 27, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
May 27, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 28, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 28, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 29, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Hymn for Her is a touring Americana Rock and Roll duo. “Drive Til U Die” charted in the top 5 for Americana Releases on radio, and also in the top 5 for Blues. It’s a bit of those 2 elements along with bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic rock and roll.
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at Music in the Gallery (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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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)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
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)
The Acoustic Lounge (Plymouth)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)

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)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
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)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Bourne Public Library (Bourne)

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

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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