Live Acoustic Music Near Gloucester, Massachusetts

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

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Gloucester 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 many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Gloucester 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

Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 25, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 10, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Gloucester, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
City Winery (Boston)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)