Live Acoustic Music Near Worcester, 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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Worcester. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Featured

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 24, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 1, 2020
Playing at Lower Falls House Concerts (House Concert)
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 18, 2020
Playing at Shea Theater Arts Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Worcester, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)

Listening Rooms

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
AS220 (Providence)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Bars & Nightclubs

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