Live Acoustic Music Near Westford, 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 Westford area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Westford host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Westford 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

June 20
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
June 20
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
June 20
The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Somerville, MA
June 20
The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
June 21
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
June 21
Sassy pop rock with folk intimacy
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Salisbury, MA
June 22
Two fantastic musician/performers in one night!
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
June 23
Red Apple Farm (Vineyard)
Phillipston, MA
June 26
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
June 26
The Rockwell (Small Theater)
Somerville, MA
June 27
Cutting his teeth as the house manager at the iconic Saratoga Springs listening room Caffe Lena, Reese Fulmer has emerged a “songwriter with a poet’s sensibility rich with great storytelling, imagery and a healthy dose of irony.”
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Medford, MA
June 28
City Winery (Listening Room)
Boston, MA
June 28
Niagara Coffee Haus (Listening Room)
Millis, MA
June 29
The Park Theatre (Small Theater)
Jaffrey, NH
June 29
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
June 29
A unique performer in todays arena, drawing from the roots of blues, jazz, country and bluegrass, with a lyrical quality easily compared to some of the most celebrated poets of Rock & Roll and Folk Music.
The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Somerville, MA
June 29
The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shirley, MA
June 29
The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shirley, MA
July 5
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
July 6
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 7
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
July 10
Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 11
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 12
The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shirley, MA
July 12
Fallout Shelter (Listening Room)
Norwood, MA
July 12
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 13
Fallout Shelter (Listening Room)
Norwood, MA
July 13
Hailing from Central Pennsylvania, Noah G. Fowler is a singer-songwriter, Guitarist, and Bassist in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a constant traveler and troubadour playing listening rooms and honky tonks across the nation.
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Medford, MA
July 13
Coming up! Sunroom Songwriter's Series on March 17! More info at https://www.facebook.com/theMaliweskys/
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 13
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
July 13
The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
July 17
Singer-songwriter Dan Strauss has been performing for over twenty years with his trademark melodic storytelling and intimate vocals. Someone once said Dan's music felt like Jeff Tweedy being in the Beatles. That sums it up pretty good.
The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Somerville, MA
July 18
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
July 18
City Winery (Listening Room)
Boston, MA
July 19
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 20
'22 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Folk Song of the Year
Red Apple Farm (Vineyard)
Phillipston, MA
July 21
Kiva House Concerts (House Concert)
Billerica, MA
July 21
Fallout Shelter (Listening Room)
Norwood, MA
July 22
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 25
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Newburyport, MA
July 26
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 27
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 27
The Cabot (Small Theater)
Beverly, MA
July 27
The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
July 27
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
July 28
Venezuelan-Appalachian fusion by Llanera master and asylum-seeking migrant Larry Bellorín & GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass superstar Joe Troop (Che Apalache). Latingrass: Banjo, cuatro, fiddle, guitar, maracas, upright bass, vocals.
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 28
The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Exeter, NH
July 28
The Rec Room House Concerts (House Concert)
Belmont, MA
July 29
Appalachian Folk Trio from Floyd, Virginia.
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
July 31
Come celebrate Dana's 32nd Release "The Ghost of Tucumcari." This album features Lyle Lovett, Hayes Carll, Susan Gibson, Shake Russell, Darden Smith, Mando Saenz, Libby Koch, David Starr & more. LP's & CD's available for sale at the show.
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Westford, Massachusetts

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Fractal House (Medford)
Homegrown House Concerts (Marblehead)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)

Listening Rooms

2nd Shift Concerts at the Charles River Museum (Waltham)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Fallout Shelter (Norwood)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Melrose UU Church (Melrose)
Niagara Coffee Haus (Millis)
Old South Meetinghouse (Boston)
One Broadway Collaborative (Lawrence)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
The Somerville Armory (Somerville)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Wilbur Fiske Haven House (Malden)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
First Church Unitarian (Littleton)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Me & Thee Music (Marblehead)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
One World Coffee House (Essex)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Red Apple Farm (Phillipston)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cafe 939 (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Markohs (Ayer)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Haven (Jamaica Plain)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)

Libraries

Bolton Public Library (Bolton)
Boyden Library (Foxborough)
Cary Memorial Library (Lexington)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Rabb Hall Boston Public Library (Boston)
Robbins Library (Arlington)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (atac) (Framingham)
Cary Hall (Lexington)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Groton Hill Music Center -Meadow Hall (Littleton)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Old Meeting House (Francestown)
Orchard Chapel (Hampton Falls)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Somerville Theatre (Somerville)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Park Theatre (Jaffrey)
The Rockwell (Somerville)
The Wilbur Theater (Boston)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Outdoor Music Series

Herter Park Ampitheater (Boston)
Boston City Hall Plaza (Boston)

Bars & Nightclubs

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