Live Acoustic Music Near Holliston, 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 Holliston 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 Holliston 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 Holliston 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

Featured

Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Grammy nominee & Berklee College Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky brings the spirit and escape of live concerts of fiddle, banjo, guitar and songs streamed from his living room to yours.
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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 29, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Hardwick Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at Boyden Library (Library)
Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life.
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 The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 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 4, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at Boyden Library (Library)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 8, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 15, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 16, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 17, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 24, 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 Holliston, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fractal House (Medford)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Log House Concerts (Westport)

Listening Rooms

Club Passim (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Hardwick Winery (Hardwick)
Westport Rivers Vineyard (Westport)

Libraries

Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Boyden Library (Foxborough)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (New Bedford)
Palace Theater (Stafford Springs)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
The Met (Pawtucket)