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

Dec 10, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Wild Maple's lively, innovative acoustic sound is derived from a spectrum of musical influences including Americana, Traditional Irish/English folk music, Blues, and popular music of the western hemisphere from the late 20th century. Wonderful two and th
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Wakefield, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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