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. Several 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

Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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 Providence, RI

House Concerts

Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)

Listening Rooms

Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Music at Lily Pads (South Kingstown)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Askew (Providence)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Safari Room at OceanCliff (Newport)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Newport Vineyards (Middletown)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Fete Music Hall (Providence)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)