Live Acoustic Music Near Chicopee, 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 Chicopee area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Chicopee 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Chicopee area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

February 2
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center (Bar/Nightclub)
Greenfield, MA
February 2
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 4
Grounded in the Appalachian fiddle tradition, drawing on Louisiana, West Africa, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere - a sound that is emotional and groovy.
Luthier's Co-op (Listening Room)
Easthampton, MA
February 5
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
February 5
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 6
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 7
The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Putnam, CT
February 9
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 10
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
February 11
Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
New Hartford, CT
February 11
Kerrville New Folk winner John John Brown is bringing giant comics, iconic photographs, and moving panoramas to the stage; weaving together storytelling songs and the visual arts in a live performance. His new show is titled "Songs, Stories &Art".
The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
West Hartford, CT
February 11
PETER LEHNDORFF writes folk and jazz songs about everyday life. Some are humorous. Some are serious. They are observations about the things that happen to him and the stuff he sees. He also performs with Sue Hill as "Soupeater" at senior facilities.
The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
West Hartford, CT
February 13
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 15
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 18
Mt Toby Concerts (House Concert)
Leverett, MA
February 19
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 19
The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Willimantic, CT
February 19
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
February 24
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
February 25
Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 25
This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City,
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
February 25
Her voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”.
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
February 26
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Putnam, CT
March 3
Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
March 4
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
March 5
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
March 11
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center (Bar/Nightclub)
Greenfield, MA
March 12
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
March 18
The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
West Hartford, CT
March 19
Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
March 19
The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Willimantic, CT
March 25
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
March 26
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
April 6
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
April 7
Chester Common Table (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Chester, MA
April 15
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
April 15
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
April 15
Mt Toby Concerts (House Concert)
Leverett, MA
April 16
The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Willimantic, CT
April 20
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
April 22
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
April 23
Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Chicopee, Massachusetts

House Concerts

Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)

Listening Rooms

1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Apple Tree Inn (Lenox)
Becket Arts Center (Becket)
Broad Brook Opera House (East Windsor)
Dewey Hall (Sheffield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Birch Vineyard (Hatfield)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Hops on the Hill Brewery (Glastonbury)
Norbrook Farm Brewery (Colebrook)
Red Apple Farm (Phillipston)
Sunset Meadow of Mass Vineyard (Sheffield)
The Brewery at Maple View Farm (Granby)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Chester Common Table (Chester)
Shortstop Bar & Grill (Westfield)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)
The Broken Crust (Putnam)
The Flour Girl Cafe (Hebron)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)
Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Northampton)
Calvin Theater (Northampton)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Palace Theater (Stafford Springs)
Pines Theater at Look Park (Florence)
Sandisfield Arts Center (Sandisfield)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
The Stationery Factory (Dalton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Five Corners Bistro and Craft Bar (Farmington)
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center (Greenfield)
Marigold Theater (Easthampton)