Live Acoustic Music Near Marblehead, 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 Marblehead 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 Marblehead 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 Marblehead 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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Dec 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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.
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 10, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Marblehead, MA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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