Live Acoustic Music Near Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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.

Many 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. 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Portsmouth 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 18, 2020
Playing at Midway Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Galactic Theatre (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Front Street Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Cotuit Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Friday Night Folk at All Souls (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Open Road Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at Pour Judgement (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at River Club Music Hall (Listening Room)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 22, 2020
Playing at Patti's Place House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 3, 2020
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Friday Night Folk at All Souls (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Pump House Music Works (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Open Road Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Homegrown Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portsmouth, RI

House Concerts

Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)

Listening Rooms

Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Cotuit Center for the Arts (Cotuit)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Safari Room at OceanCliff (Newport)
Askew (Providence)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)

Vineyards & Breweries

Newport Vineyards (Middletown)
Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Theater (Newport)
AS220 (Providence)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)

Bars & Nightclubs

Fete Music Hall (Providence)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)