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 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.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Raleigh host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in Raleigh. 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 29, 2021
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2021
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
An american singer-songwriter based in Carrboro, North Carolina best known for his narrative tales of love, life, and death in America.
Feb 27, 2021
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
An american singer-songwriter based in Carrboro, North Carolina best known for his narrative tales of love, life, and death in America.
Mar 27, 2021
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2021
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 2, 2021
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2021
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
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.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Raleigh, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity Center of Peace (Chapel Hill)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Wine On Main (Clayton)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
Imbibe (Chapel Hill)
Pittsboro Roadhouse (Pittsboro)

Small Theaters

Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Temple Theater (Sanford)

Bars & Nightclubs

KINGS (Raleigh)
Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
2nd Wind (Carrboro)
The Kraken (Chapel Hill)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)