Live Acoustic Music Near Rochdale, Massachusetts

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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 Rochdale area. You just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Rochdale 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 small listening rooms and theaters in and around the Rochdale area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Aug 20, 2018
Michelle Malone (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 22, 2018
House of Hamill (Celtic)
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2018
Tim Gearan (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Front Street Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 8, 2018
Chris Smither (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Sep 14, 2018
Lisa Bastoni (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 14, 2018
Steve Forbert (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 14, 2018
Jill Sobule (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Sep 15, 2018
Hilton Park (Americana)
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2018
Grace Morrison (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 29, 2018
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Center at Eagle Hill (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2018
Kala Farnham (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Center at Eagle Hill (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2018
Melissa Ferrick (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 29, 2018
Joel Cage (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Upton House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 29, 2018
Patty Larkin (Unknown)
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2018
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 2, 2018
Native Harrow (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2018
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Oct 5, 2018
Rachael Kilgour (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Oct 6, 2018
Melissa Ferrick (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 6, 2018
Katherine Rondeau (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rochdale, MA

House Concerts

Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Abundant Haven House Concerts (Hopkinton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Fox Run Concerts (Sudbury)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Aurora Providence (Providence)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Hezekiah Stone's Coffeehouse (Rochdale)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffee House (Wrentham)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Unity House Concerts (Springfield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)

Cafes & Restaurants

The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Harvest Cafe (Hudson)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Thirsty Mind Coffee and Wine Bar (South Hadley)
Paradise Cafe (Dedham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)

Small Theaters

The Center at Eagle Hill (Hardwick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Palace Theater (Stafford Springs)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
AS220 (Providence)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Fete Music Hall (Providence)