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. 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

Sep 29, 2020
Playing at Music at Lily Pads (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Warwick Public Library (Library)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 16, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (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)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 14, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
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 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 Portsmouth, RI

House Concerts

Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
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)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
Cotuit Center for the Arts (Cotuit)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Music at Lily Pads (South Kingstown)
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 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)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

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

Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)