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.

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 several listening rooms and small theaters in Raleigh. Local vineyards and 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

April 5
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
April 8
The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Durham, NC
April 8
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
April 15
The Clayton Center (Small Theater)
Clayton, NC
April 15
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Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Clayton, NC
April 15
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
April 15
The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Cary, NC
April 15
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
April 20
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
April 21
Durham Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Durham, NC
April 22
Adeem Maria is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist. They began toiling at their instrument in 2002 when their family relocated to
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
April 22
A multiplatinum songwriter and producer, Wyatt Easterling is a master storyteller and nowhere is this more apparent than on his latest record, Divining Rod, the top #5 Folk album in the month following its release in 2017. Divining Rod has also been re
Bynum Front Porch (Listening Room)
Pittsboro, NC
April 23
Adeem Maria is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist. They began toiling at their instrument in 2002 when their family relocated to
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
April 25
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
April 29
Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Durham, NC
May 2
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
May 6
Full free catered BBQ dinner at 5, then show from approximately 5:45 to 8 pm.
Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Clayton, NC
May 7
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
May 9
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
May 11
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
May 11
Grammy-nominated “an absolute master” (No Depression), Molsky transports audiences with his authentic & personal interpretations of rarities from the Southern Appalachian songbook & musical traditions from around the globe.
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
May 16
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
May 16
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
June 1
The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Durham, NC
June 10
Full free catered BBQ dinner at 5, followed by performance from approximately 5:45 to 8 pm.
Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Clayton, NC
June 12
Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Durham, NC
June 22
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
June 24
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, 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)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)
Unity Center of Peace (Chapel Hill)

Vineyards & Breweries

ZincHouse Winery & Brewery (Durham)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Brookside Bodega (Raleigh)
Irregardless Cafe (Raleigh)
Krafty's Burgers & Brews (Garner)
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)
Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Durham Fruit (Durham)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone (Durham)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
Stewart Theater (Dunn)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
The Garner Performing Arts Center (Garner)

Bars & Nightclubs

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