Live Acoustic Music Near Medford, 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 Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford 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

Featured

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.
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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 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 30, 2021
Playing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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.”
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 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.
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 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 3, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at Boyden Library (Library)
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 City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 8, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at The Stone Church (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
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 Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 18, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
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 The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Medford, MA

House Concerts

Fractal House (Medford)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
The Stone Church (Newmarket)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
The Met (Pawtucket)