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

Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Harvard Public Library (Library)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Wild Maple's lively, innovative acoustic sound is derived from a spectrum of musical influences including Americana, Traditional Irish/English folk music, Blues, and popular music of the western hemisphere from the late 20th century. Wonderful two and th
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at New Revival Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Musical Chairs House Concert Series (House Concert)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Wild Maple's lively, innovative acoustic sound is derived from a spectrum of musical influences including Americana, Traditional Irish/English folk music, Blues, and popular music of the western hemisphere from the late 20th century. Wonderful two and th
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Crossroads Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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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 Concert Series (Lexington)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
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)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
City Winery (Boston)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
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)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
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 Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
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)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
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)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
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)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
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)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)

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)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)