Live Acoustic Music Near North Andover, 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 North Andover 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 North Andover 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 North Andover 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

Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 23, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Portsmouth Book and Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Javawocky Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Upton House Concerts (House Concert)
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 29, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 30, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 30, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around North Andover, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)

Listening Rooms

The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
City Winery (Boston)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Harlow's Pub (Peterborough)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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