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. 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 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

Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
"Great, great voices, wonderful arrangements"- Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat "A musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana sung with the soul of the gospel" - Americana UK "Hauntingly beautiful" - Northern Sky Magazine
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Marblehead, MA

House Concerts

The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
The Acoustic Lounge (Plymouth)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)
Flight Coffee (Dover)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)