Live Acoustic Music Near Shirley, 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 Shirley 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 Shirley host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many 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 Shirley 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

Sep 26, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Chevalier Theatre (Concert Hall)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Country/Folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the bible belt of East Texas and has developed a taste for old guitars and smooth tequilas.
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Shirley, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Fractal House (Medford)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Debs Chesham House Concerts (Chesham)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)

Listening Rooms

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
The Word Barn (Exeter)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hardwick Winery (Hardwick)

Libraries

Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Whipple Free Library (New Boston)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Keene Public Library Theatre (Keene)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Colonial Theatre (Keene)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
The Met (Pawtucket)