Live Acoustic Music Near Waltham, 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 Waltham 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 Waltham 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Waltham 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 Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
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 Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 14, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
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 Waltham, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)