Live Acoustic Music Near Freeport, Maine

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Freeport host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

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

July 18
Olde Mill Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Harrison, ME
July 18
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
July 19
State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Portland, ME
July 19
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Meetinghouse Arts (Small Theater)
Freeport, ME
July 20
State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Portland, ME
July 20
Junkyard Folk - "like your favorite bourbon come to life"
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
July 20
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
July 21
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Listening Room)
Arundel, ME
July 24
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
July 25
Olde Mill Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Harrison, ME
July 26
The Waldo Theatre (Small Theater)
Waldoboro, ME
July 28
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
The Waldo Theatre (Small Theater)
Waldoboro, ME
August 1
Olde Mill Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Harrison, ME
August 1
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
August 3
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
August 8
Olde Mill Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Harrison, ME
August 10
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
August 11
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Listening Room)
Arundel, ME
August 13
Footlights Theater (Small Theater)
Falmouth, ME
August 15
Olde Mill Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Harrison, ME
August 16
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Listening Room)
Arundel, ME
August 16
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
August 21
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
August 22
Olde Mill Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Harrison, ME
August 24
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
August 24
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences.
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
August 29
Olde Mill Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Harrison, ME
August 30
Award-winning songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson. Based in Cincinnati, OH.
Ground Floor Freeport (Listening Room)
Freeport, ME
August 30
Born in a New England country town and into a musical family, Grammy-nominated artist Reed Foehl crafts stories with a lyric and voice which push boundaries, while also paying homage to tradition. Dusty and patient, his music is genuine.
Blue Portland Maine (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
August 31
Award-winning songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson. Based in Cincinnati, OH.
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
September 5
The Thirsty Pig (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Portland, ME
September 5
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 6
The wit and honesty of this renowned Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter have made him one of the most beloved artists currently carrying on the folk tradition.
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 6
Last Church on the Left (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 7
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 7
Crystal Listening Room at Flourish (Listening Room)
Biddeford, ME
September 12
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 12
State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Portland, ME
September 14
Chocolate Church Arts Center (Small Theater)
Bath, ME
September 15
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 26
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Listening Room)
Arundel, ME
September 26
Oxbow Brewing (Brewery)
Portland, ME
September 26
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 28
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
October 3
Carole's musical tapestry has been woven thread by thread, song by song, year by year, from a meaningful journey rich with struggles & discipline, integrity and gratitude. Her rapport with her audienc
Meetinghouse Arts (Small Theater)
Freeport, ME
October 5
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
October 12
Collaborating with City and Colour for her song Someone, Geneviève has launched her third full-length album, Satellite. Surrounded by an all-female team, Geneviève conquers fans through her intimate vocals, lush instruments and expressive harmonies.
Blue Portland Maine (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Freeport, Maine

Listening Rooms

Blue Portland Maine (Portland)
Cadenza Freeport (Freeport)
Crystal Listening Room at Flourish (Biddeford)
Ground Floor Freeport (Freeport)
Last Church on the Left (Portland)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)
Port City Blue (Portland)
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Bridgton)
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Arundel)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick (Brunswick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Maine Craft Distilling (Portland)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland)
Coppersmith Tavern (South Portland)
Lenny's (Westbrook)
Olde Mill Tavern (Harrison)
The Thirsty Pig (Portland)

Libraries

Freeport Community Library (Freeport)

Small Theaters

Apohadion Theatre (Portland)
Chocolate Church Arts Center (Bath)
Denmark Arts Center (Denmark)
Footlights Theater (Falmouth)
Mayo Street Arts (Portland)
Meetinghouse Arts (Freeport)
Saco River Theatre (Buxton)
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Harbor)
The Waldo Theatre (Waldoboro)

Bars & Nightclubs

Portland House Of Music and Events (Portland)