Live Acoustic Music Near Lowell, 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 Lowell 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 Lowell 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 and small theaters in and around the Lowell 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 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 29, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
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 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 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 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 5, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (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)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at Boyden Library (Library)
Nov 8, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at The Stone Church (Listening Room)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
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.
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (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 Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 24, 2021
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 24, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 1, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lowell, MA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
The Stone Church (Newmarket)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Old Sloop Presents (Rockport)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Sawbelly Brewing (Exeter)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)