Live Acoustic Music Near Somerville, 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 Somerville 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 Somerville 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 Somerville 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 27, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
May 27, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 28, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 28, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 29, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (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 Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
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 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 6, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the 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 Somerville, MA

House Concerts

The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
AS220 (Providence)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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