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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries 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

Featured

Feb 19, 2022
Playing at One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Marc Douglas Berardo’s show brings to mind James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Guy Clark or Steely Dan with a touch of Twain or Hunter S Thompson for good measure. It’s a night of laughter and tears th
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at Green Dragon Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 23, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 24, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2022
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Aeronaut Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 28, 2022
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 28, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 2, 2022
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Off the Hook (Bar/Nightclub)
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 9, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Crossroads Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
Feb 13, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 14, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at Somerville Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 24, 2022
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 24, 2022
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

The Music Porch (Reading)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Fractal House (Medford)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

One Broadway Collaborative (Lawrence)
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)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Stone Church (Newmarket)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)
Sanctuary Maynard (Maynard)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Presents (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
The Church Hill Coffeehouse (Norwell)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Sawbelly Brewing (Exeter)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)
The Club Provincetown (Provincetown)

Vineyards & Breweries

Aeronaut Brewing (somerville)
Merrimack Ales (lowell)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)

Small Theaters

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Somerville Theatre (Somerville)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Green Dragon Tavern (Boston)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Off the Hook (Quincy)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)