Live Acoustic Music Near Concord, 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord. Restaurants and cafes around town 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


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 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
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.
Nov 12, 2020
Playing at Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center (Small Theater)
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.
Nov 21, 2020
Playing at Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Concord, NH

House Concerts

The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Unfinished House Concerts (North Sandwich)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)

Listening Rooms

Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Stage 33 Live (Bellows Falls)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover)
Sunapee Community Coffee House (Sunapee)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Stone Church Arts (Bellows Falls)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Flying Goose (New London)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Skinny Pancake Hanover (Hanover)


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

Small Theaters

Franklin Opera House (Franklin)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center (Plymouth)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Colonial Theatre (Keene)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)