Live Acoustic Music Near Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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 Portsmouth area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Portsmouth 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Portsmouth. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Oct 20, 2021
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Capitol Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Oct 23, 2021
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 23, 2021
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at Fore River Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
LTMF is an all original band for the people. We write songs that speak to the heart and the mind, and will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
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 One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 21, 2021
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Nov 21, 2021
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Dec 3, 2021
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Dec 3, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Dec 7, 2021
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Dec 8, 2021
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Dec 9, 2021
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Dec 9, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Dec 10, 2021
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portsmouth, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
The Music Porch (Reading)
The Conant Homestead (Westbrook)
Fractal House (Medford)
Peaks Island House Concert Series (Portland)

Listening Rooms

3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Stone Church (Newmarket)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Arundel)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Presents (Rockport)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Clambake Seafood Restaurant (Scarborough)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Portland Lobster Company (Portland)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Fore River Brewing Company (South Portland)
Maine Craft Distilling (Portland)

Libraries

Whipple Free Library (New Boston)

Small Theaters

The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Cabot (Beverly)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)