Live Acoustic Music Near Durham, North Carolina

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 Durham area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Durham 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 many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Durham 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

Jan 16, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Bynum Front Porch (Listening Room)
Jan 29, 2021
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2021
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
An american singer-songwriter based in Carrboro, North Carolina best known for his narrative tales of love, life, and death in America.
Feb 27, 2021
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
An american singer-songwriter based in Carrboro, North Carolina best known for his narrative tales of love, life, and death in America.
Mar 27, 2021
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Mar 27, 2021
Playing at Grove Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Mar 30, 2021
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 2, 2021
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2021
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Durham, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)
Doodad Farm (Greensboro)

Listening Rooms

The Pinhook (Durham)
Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)
Joyful Jewel (Pittsboro)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity Center of Peace (Chapel Hill)
Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
Imbibe (Chapel Hill)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Pittsboro Roadhouse (Pittsboro)
Wine On Main (Clayton)

Vineyards & Breweries

Grove Winery (Gibsonville)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Temple Theater (Sanford)

Bars & Nightclubs

Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
2nd Wind (Carrboro)
The Kraken (Chapel Hill)
KINGS (Raleigh)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)
Flat Iron (Greensboro)