Live Acoustic Music Near Harvard, 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 Harvard 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 Harvard 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 Harvard 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

Jun 26, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 2, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 2, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 9, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 9, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Jul 10, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 16, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 22, 2021
Playing at The Music Porch (House Concert)
I'm Sam Robbins, a Nashville based singer songwriter! My music is in the vein of classic 70's storyteller writers like James Taylor and Gordon Lightfoot. House concerts are my absolute favorite shows!
Jul 23, 2021
Playing at Wilton Folk Cafe (Library)
Jul 23, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jul 29, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 29, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 4, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 5, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 14, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 22, 2021
Playing at Debs Chesham House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 26, 2021
Playing at The Music Porch (House Concert)
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 70's, Halley has been working on her debut record for 2 years with plans to release in spring 2021.
Sep 1, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 9, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 11, 2021
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
A Winner of both the Kerrville and Tumbleweed Folk Festival songwriting competitions, Claudia’s amber honey voice delivers emotionally fearless songs in between outlandish and irreverant monologues.
Sep 14, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 15, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Harvard, MA

House Concerts

Fractal House (Medford)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Debs Chesham House Concerts (Chesham)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Libraries

Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)