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

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Mar 24, 2020
Playing at Imbibe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Joyful Jewel (Listening Room)
A multiplatinum songwriter and producer, Wyatt Easterling is a master storyteller and nowhere is this more apparent than on his latest record, Divining Rod, the top #5 Folk album in the month following its release in 2017. Divining Rod has also been re
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Imbibe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Celtic/ Folk/ World/ Rock/ Americana.
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ original songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Flat Iron (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Flat Iron (Bar/Nightclub)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at The Clayton Center (Small Theater)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 24, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 25, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 26, 2020
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 29, 2020
Playing at Steel String Brewery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Apr 2, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 3, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Joyful Jewel (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Duke University Coffeehouse (College/University)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Flat Iron (Bar/Nightclub)
“Alan isn’t just versed and influenced by the Americana and alt-country byproducts, but the old school country and rock origination points of the music." - Saving Country Music
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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)
Brad and Tammy's Listening Loft (Reidsville)

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)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
The Honeysuckle Tea House (Chapel Hill)
Java Jive (Cary)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Wake Forest Coffee Company (Wake Forest)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)

Vineyards & Breweries

Fullsteam Brewery (Durham)
Steel String Brewery (Carrboro)
Grove Winery (Gibsonville)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Sertoma Amphitheatre (Cary)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
The Garner Performing Arts Center (Garner)
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)
The Pour House (Raleigh)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)
Flat Iron (Greensboro)