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 Rochdale 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 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 listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Rochdale 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rochdale, MA
|Fractal House (Medford)|
|Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)|
|The Music Porch (Reading)|
|Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)|
|Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)|
|Club Passim (Cambridge)|
|Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)|
|City Winery (Boston)|
|Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)|
|Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)|
|The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)|
|Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)|
|Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)|
|Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)|
|Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)|
|Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)|
|Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)|
|The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)|
|The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)|
|The Sinclair (Cambridge)|
|The Burren (Somerville)|
|The Bebop (Boston)|
|Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)|
|The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)|
|Black Birch Vineyard (Hatfield)|
|Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)|
|Warwick Public Library (Warwick)|
|Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)|
|The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)|
|Norwood Theater (Norwood)|
|Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)|
|Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)|
|Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)|
|Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)|