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 many 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. 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 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

May 25, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
May 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 26, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 27, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 27, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
May 28, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 28, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 29, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Hymn for Her is a touring Americana Rock and Roll duo. “Drive Til U Die” charted in the top 5 for Americana Releases on radio, and also in the top 5 for Blues. It’s a bit of those 2 elements along with bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic rock and roll.
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
City Winery (Boston)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Acoustic Lounge (Plymouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Provincetown Art House Theatre (Provincetown)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)