Live Acoustic Music Near Dover, 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 house concerts being held in and around the Dover 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 Dover host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Dover area. Local 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

October 2
3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Portsmouth, NH
October 2
Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portsmouth, NH
October 6
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
October 6
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Rockport, MA
October 7
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
October 7
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
October 8
The Music Hall Lounge (Small Theater)
Portsmouth, NH
October 8
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
October 11
3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Portsmouth, NH
October 14
The Music Hall Lounge (Small Theater)
Portsmouth, NH
October 15
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Newburyport, MA
October 21
The Music Hall Lounge (Small Theater)
Portsmouth, NH
October 21
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Rockport, MA
October 22
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Rockport, MA
October 28
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Old Sloop Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Rockport, MA
October 28
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
October 28
The Music Hall Lounge (Small Theater)
Portsmouth, NH
November 4
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
November 5
The Stone Church (Listening Room)
Newmarket, NH
November 5
3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Portsmouth, NH
November 12
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Rockport, MA
November 19
The Music Hall Lounge (Small Theater)
Portsmouth, NH
November 19
Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portsmouth, NH
November 27
Capitol Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Concord, NH
December 3
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Capitol Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Concord, NH
December 10
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Dover, New Hampshire

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
One Broadway Collaborative (Lawrence)
The Stone Church (Newmarket)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Arundel)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Presents (Rockport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Clambake Seafood Restaurant (Scarborough)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Sawbelly Brewing (Exeter)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Saco River Theatre (Buxton)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Music Hall Lounge (Portsmouth)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)