Live Acoustic Music Near Jamaica Plain, 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 Jamaica Plain 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 Jamaica Plain 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 and around the Jamaica Plain 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

Jun 16, 2019
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
"Singing guitarists Dustin & Ian Meadows prove that roots music is an unending resource, turning early influences gleaned from the Band and Gillian Welch into an engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own." - Boston Globe
Jun 16, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at Holliston Public Library (Library)
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at Holliston Public Library (Library)
Jun 18, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 19, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at The Rec Room House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 25, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 26, 2019
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 27, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 27, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Jamaica Plain, MA

House Concerts

The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)

Listening Rooms

Club Passim (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Acoustic Lounge (Plymouth)
The Word Barn (Exeter)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Burren (Somerville)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Bourne Public Library (Bourne)

Small Theaters

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)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
AS220 (Providence)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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