Live Acoustic Music Near West Newbury, 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 West Newbury 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 West Newbury 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 West Newbury 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 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 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 Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around West Newbury, MA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
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)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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