Live Acoustic Music Near Chester, New Hampshire

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 Chester 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 Chester host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 Chester 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

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Dec 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Chester, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)

Listening Rooms

The Word Barn (Exeter)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
The Flying Goose (New London)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)

Libraries

Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Franklin Opera House (Franklin)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)