Live Acoustic Music Near Providence, 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 Providence 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 Providence 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 Providence. 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

Featured

Oct 28, 2021
Playing at The Malted Barley Upstairs (Listening Room)
Marc Douglas Berardo’s show brings to mind James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark or Steely Dan with a touch of Twain or Hunter S Thompson for good measure. It’s a night of laughter and tears th
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
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 15, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Marc Douglas Berardo’s show brings to mind James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark or Steely Dan with a touch of Twain or Hunter S Thompson for good measure. It’s a night of laughter and tears th
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at The Malted Barley Upstairs (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 30, 2021
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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.”
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 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 3, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
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 5, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Providence, RI

House Concerts

Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Fractal House (Medford)

Listening Rooms

Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Askew (Providence)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Westport Rivers Vineyard (Westport)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)

Small Theaters

Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (New Bedford)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Palace Theater (Stafford Springs)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Met (Pawtucket)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)