Live Acoustic Music Near Reading, Massachusetts

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 Reading 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 Reading 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 and around the Reading area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

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Dec 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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.
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 25, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
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 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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 Reading, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
City Winery (Boston)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)