Live Acoustic Music Near Concord, New Hampshire

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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord. 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

Jul 10, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 31, 2020
Playing at Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center (Small Theater)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 23, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 18, 2020
Playing at Sunapee Community Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
“not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and voice w bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern & a fierce intellect... might seem too good to be true, but true it is”-Acoustic Live
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Concord, NH

House Concerts

The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Burritoville House Concerts (Sullivan)
Three Pork Hill (Ossipee)
Unfinished House Concerts (North Sandwich)
Yurt Concerts (Parsonsfield)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)

Listening Rooms

Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Stage 33 Live (Bellows Falls)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover)
Sunapee Community Coffee House (Sunapee)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Stone Church Arts (Bellows Falls)
Front Porch Concert Series (Lebanon)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Flying Goose (New London)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Skinny Pancake Hanover (Hanover)


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

Small Theaters

Franklin Opera House (Franklin)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center (Plymouth)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Colonial Theatre (Keene)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)