Live Acoustic Music Near Rockport, 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 house concerts being held in and around the Rockport 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 Rockport 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 many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Rockport 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

Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
May 15, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
May 28, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Jun 18, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 8, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

The Word Barn (Exeter)
City Winery (Boston)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Small Theaters

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)