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. 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

Feb 20, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
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 18, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lowell, MA

House Concerts

Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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