Live Acoustic Music Near Holyoke, 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 Holyoke area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Holyoke 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Holyoke area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

August 10
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Shortstop Bar & Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Westfield, MA
August 12
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
August 13
"Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year." – Rich Warren, WFMT-FM, The Midnight Special, Chicago
Becket Arts Center (Listening Room)
Becket, MA
August 13
The Guthrie Center (Listening Room)
Great Barrington, MA
August 14
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
August 17
Pines Theater at Look Park (Small Theater)
Florence, MA
August 18
Dewey Hall (Listening Room)
Sheffield, MA
August 20
Stone Cow Brewery (Brewery)
Barre, MA
August 21
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
September 2
Five Corners Bistro and Craft Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Farmington, CT
September 3
The Guthrie Center (Listening Room)
Great Barrington, MA
September 3
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
The Brewery at Maple View Farm (Vineyard)
Granby, CT
September 4
Starving Artist Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Lee, MA
September 9
Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Norfolk, CT
September 11
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
September 14
Palace Theater (Small Theater)
Stafford Springs, CT
September 18
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
September 24
Shea Theater Arts Center (Small Theater)
Turners Falls, MA
September 24
1794 Meetinghouse (Listening Room)
New Salem, MA
September 25
Lower Falls House Concerts (House Concert)
Greenfield, MA
September 28
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
September 29
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
September 30
Brian is a classic hard-working, touring troubadour, with a rich, clear voice and an engaging stage presence. With just guitar, voice, and a harmonica, Brian offers audiences inspired songs.
Hog River Brewing (Vineyard)
Hartford, CT
September 30
Broad Brook Opera House (Listening Room)
East Windsor, CT
October 1
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
October 1
Powerful & entertaining one-man theatre, weaving humorous stories, poetic drama and finely-crafted songs framed by nimble flatpicking, and delivered with warmth and down-home comfort
The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Pomfret, CT
October 1
The Montague Bookmill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Montague, MA
October 1
Broad Brook Opera House (Listening Room)
East Windsor, CT
October 2
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
October 6
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
October 7
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
October 7
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
October 8
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
October 8
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
Mt Toby Concerts (House Concert)
Leverett, MA
October 9
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center (Bar/Nightclub)
Greenfield, MA
October 9
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
October 14
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
October 16
Red Apple Farm (Vineyard)
Phillipston, MA
October 21
Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
October 22
Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Norfolk, CT
October 22
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
October 23
The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Willimantic, CT
October 27
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
October 28
Norbrook Farm Brewery (Vineyard)
Colebrook, CT
November 2
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
November 6
The Parlor Room (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Holyoke, Massachusetts

House Concerts

Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)

Listening Rooms

1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Apple Tree Inn (Lenox)
Becket Arts Center (Becket)
Broad Brook Opera House (East Windsor)
Dewey Hall (Sheffield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Marlborough Arts Center (Marlborough)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Unitarian Society of Hartford (Hartford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Birch Vineyard (Hatfield)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Broad Brook Brewing (Suffield)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)
Hardwick Winery (Hardwick)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Hops on the Hill Brewery (Glastonbury)
Norbrook Farm Brewery (Colebrook)
Red Apple Farm (Phillipston)
The Brewery at Maple View Farm (Granby)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Chester Common Table (Chester)
Methuselah (Pittsfield)
Shortstop Bar & Grill (Westfield)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)
Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Northampton)
Calvin Theater (Northampton)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Palace Theater (Stafford Springs)
Pines Theater at Look Park (Florence)
Sandisfield Arts Center (Sandisfield)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
The Stationery Factory (Dalton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Burgy Brews (Williamsburg)
Five Corners Bistro and Craft Bar (Farmington)
Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center (Greenfield)
The O's Music Bar (Sunderland)