Live Acoustic Music Near Plaistow, New Hampshire

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 Plaistow 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 Plaistow host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 Plaistow 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

Jul 9, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 10, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 10, 2020
Playing at The Bebop (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 11, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 13, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 16, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 23, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 25, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 31, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 1, 2020
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Aug 6, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 14, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Aug 27, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 24, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Plaistow, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)

Libraries

Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
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)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)