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 several house concerts being held in and around the Northampton 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 Northampton host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. 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 Northampton 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Northampton, MA
|Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)|
|Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)|
|Billsville House Concerts (Williamstown)|
|The Parlor Room (Northampton)|
|Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)|
|Bing Arts Center (Springfield)|
|1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)|
|Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)|
|The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)|
|Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)|
|Unity House Concerts (Springfield)|
|Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)|
|Bread and Roses Coffeehouse (Pittsfield)|
|Meeting House Presents (Hartford)|
|The Sounding Board (West Hartford)|
|Thirsty Mind Coffee and Wine Bar (South Hadley)|
|The Montague Bookmill (Montague)|
|Chester Common Table (Chester)|
|The Dream Away Lodge (Becket)|
|Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)|
|Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)|
|Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)|
|Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)|
|Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)|
|Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)|
|Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)|
|Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)|
|Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)|
|The Center at Eagle Hill (Hardwick)|
|Palace Theater (Stafford Springs)|
|Infinity Hall (Norfolk)|
|The Stone Church (Brattleboro)|