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 and small theaters 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

Mar 28, 2019
Playing at Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Folk Music Society)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Javawocky Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 2, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Jamaica Plain, MA

House Concerts

Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fox Run Concerts (Sudbury)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
South Shore Folk Music Club - Beal House (Kingston)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

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)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
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)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (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)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)

Libraries

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

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)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

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)