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 and small theaters 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


Jan 30, 2021
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Jan 16, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Open Book Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
"Great, great voices, wonderful arrangements"- Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat "A musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana sung with the soul of the gospel" - Americana UK "Hauntingly beautiful" - Northern Sky Magazine
Feb 20, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 19, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (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)
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

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Music at Lily Pads (South Kingstown)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Askew (Providence)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
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)


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

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)