Live Acoustic Music Near South Portland, Maine

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 house concerts being held in and around the South Portland area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the South Portland area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

August 12
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
August 13
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
August 13
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
August 13
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Brownfield, ME
August 14
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Listening Room)
Arundel, ME
August 16
Coppersmith Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
South Portland, ME
August 20
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Brownfield, ME
August 20
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
August 20
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
August 21
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
August 23
Coppersmith Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
South Portland, ME
August 26
Abbie Gardner (Red Molly) and Marc Douglas Berardo share the stage at one of Maine's most charming and versatile, non-profit performing arts and concert venues. Price: $15.00 + $4.00
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
August 27
State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Portland, ME
August 30
Coppersmith Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
South Portland, ME
August 31
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
September 3
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
September 3
Denmark Arts Center (Small Theater)
Denmark, ME
September 9
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
September 10
Heroes and myth are the shouted poetry of dawn. Each and every one of you, regardless of identity, gender, ethnicity or anything else, are born to the Hero's Quest.
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
September 10
Carole's musical tapestry has been woven thread by thread, song by song, year by year, from a meaningful journey rich with struggles & discipline, integrity and gratitude. Her rapport with her audienc
Cadenza Freeport (Listening Room)
Freeport, ME
September 10
Lenny's (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Westbrook, ME
September 17
Saco River Theatre (Small Theater)
Buxton, ME
September 17
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
September 17
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
September 18
Jenner is a storyteller. His music is full of love, compassion and curiosity. The characters are relatable because they’re real folks
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
September 24
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Listening Room)
Arundel, ME
September 24
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
September 24
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
September 25
The songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz.
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
September 28
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
October 5
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Brownfield, ME
October 7
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
October 8
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
October 9
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Brownfield, ME
October 14
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
October 15
The artistry of Kat Reinhert is undeniably beautiful. Inspired by a rich background of jazz, folk and popular music styles, Kat Reinhert is an artist and songwriter whose music defies categorization while seamlessly weaving story and sound with deft ima
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Listening Room)
Bridgton, ME
October 19
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Small Theater)
Boothbay Harbor, ME
October 21
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Brownfield, ME
October 23
One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, engaging audiences with joy, humor, and a personal touch. First woman to win the National Fingerstyle Championship.
Cadenza Freeport (Listening Room)
Freeport, ME
October 27
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Brownfield, ME
October 30
Sara Ullrika Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Brownfield, ME
October 31
Maine Craft Distilling (Vineyard)
Portland, ME
November 5
One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Portland, ME
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around South Portland, Maine

House Concerts

The Conant Homestead (Westbrook)

Listening Rooms

Cadenza Freeport (Freeport)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)
Port City Blue (Portland)
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield)
The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn (Bridgton)
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre (Arundel)

Vineyards & Breweries

Maine Craft Distilling (Portland)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Clambake Seafood Restaurant (Scarborough)
Coppersmith Tavern (South Portland)
Lenny's (Westbrook)
Portland Lobster Company (Portland)

Small Theaters

Chocolate Church Arts Center (Bath)
Deertrees Theatre (Harrison)
Denmark Arts Center (Denmark)
Meetinghouse Arts (Freeport)
Saco River Theatre (Buxton)
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Harbor)