Live Acoustic Music Near Raleigh, North Carolina

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 several house concerts being held in and around the Raleigh area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Raleigh. Local restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

September 28
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
September 28
An american singer-songwriter based in Carrboro, North Carolina best known for his narrative tales of love, life, and death in America.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Concert Hall)
Cary, NC
September 29
Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Durham, NC
September 30
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
October 1
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
October 1
Tanglewood is……. a tangle of genre, spirit, and passion for heartfelt music Americana style with a mix of inspiration.
Burnt Barrel Brewery (Brewery)
Youngsville, NC
October 6
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
October 7
Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (Festivals)
Pittsboro, NC
October 7
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
October 7
Durham Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Durham, NC
October 8
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
October 11
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
October 12
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
October 13
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
October 13
Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Saxapahaw, NC
October 14
The Clayton Center (Small Theater)
Clayton, NC
October 21
The Pour House (Bar/Nightclub)
Raleigh, NC
October 22
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
October 22
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
October 22
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
October 22
Down Yonder Farm (House Concert)
Hillsborough, NC
November 5
Bynum Front Porch (Listening Room)
Pittsboro, NC
November 9
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
November 11
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
November 13
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
November 16
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
November 19
Bynum Front Porch (Listening Room)
Pittsboro, NC
November 19
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
November 20
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
December 3
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 4
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 10
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 13
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
December 14
The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Cary, NC
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Raleigh, North Carolina

House Concerts

Down Yonder Farm (Hillsborough)
Garden Party Concerts (Clayton)

Listening Rooms

Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
The Pinhook (Durham)
The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)
Yonder (Hillsborough)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Irregardless Cafe (Raleigh)
La Vita Dolce (Chapel Hill)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone (Durham)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
Stewart Theater (Dunn)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
The Pour House (Raleigh)