Live Acoustic Music Near Lexington, 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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


Jan 30, 2021
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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.
Feb 20, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 19, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Apr 14, 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.
Apr 16, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lexington, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Askew (Providence)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)


Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
AS220 (Providence)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)