Live Acoustic Music Near Salem, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem 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 18, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
May 15, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
May 22, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
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 Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 8, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Salem, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Boston)
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)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Small Theaters

The Cabot (Beverly)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)