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 many 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. Many 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 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

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Oct 24, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Marc Douglas Berardo’s show brings to mind James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark or Steely Dan with a touch of Twain or Hunter S Thompson for good measure. It’s a night of laughter and tears th
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Capitol Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 23, 2021
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 23, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Hardwick Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 3, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 3, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Colonial Theatre (Small Theater)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Harvard, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Fractal House (Medford)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Debs Chesham House Concerts (Chesham)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)

Listening Rooms

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Askew (Providence)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hardwick Winery (Hardwick)

Libraries

Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Whipple Free Library (New Boston)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)
Keene Public Library Theatre (Keene)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Colonial Theatre (Keene)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
The Met (Pawtucket)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)