Live Acoustic Music Near Topsfield, 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 Topsfield 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 Topsfield 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 and small theaters in and around the Topsfield 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

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Dec 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
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.
Oct 25, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 10, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Topsfield, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)