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.

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 28, 2022
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 6, 2022
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 9, 2022
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 25, 2022
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 10, 2022
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2022
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 16, 2022
Playing at Yonder (Listening Room)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Mar 19, 2022
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 24, 2022
Playing at Durham Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Mar 25, 2022
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Mar 29, 2022
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 8, 2022
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Apr 15, 2022
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 16, 2022
Playing at Bynum Front Porch (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2022
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 21, 2022
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Durham, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)
Garden Party Concerts (Clayton)
Doodad Farm (Greensboro)

Listening Rooms

The Pinhook (Durham)
Yonder (Hillsborough)
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)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
Imbibe (Chapel Hill)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
La Vita Dolce (Chapel Hill)
Irregardless Cafe (Raleigh)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Pittsboro Roadhouse (Pittsboro)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)
Wine On Main (Clayton)

Vineyards & Breweries

Grove Winery (Gibsonville)
Seven Springs Farm And Vineyard (Norlina)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
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)

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)