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. 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

Jan 29, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 5, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 11, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 17, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
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 2, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 3, 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)
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Apr 14, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Apr 16, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (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)
City Winery (Boston)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
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)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
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)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
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)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)