Live Acoustic Music Near Hardwick, 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 many house concerts being held in and around the Hardwick 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 Hardwick host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Hardwick 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


Dec 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Nov 1, 2020
Playing at Lower Falls House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Dec 18, 2020
Playing at Shea Theater Arts Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Hardwick, MA

House Concerts

Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)

Listening Rooms

The Parlor Room (Northampton)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Chester Common Table (Chester)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
The Dream Away Lodge (Becket)

Vineyards & Breweries

Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)


Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)
The Stone Church (Brattleboro)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Colonial Theatre (Keene)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Next Stage (Putney)
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)