Live Acoustic Music Near Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Portsmouth. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

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Feb 14, 2020
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Jan 29, 2020
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Jan 29, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2020
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 1, 2020
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Feb 1, 2020
Playing at Musical Chairs House Concert Series (House Concert)
Feb 4, 2020
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Feb 5, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Feb 6, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 13, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 14, 2020
Playing at Oxbow Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 15, 2020
Playing at Portsmouth Book and Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Port City Music Hall (Concert Hall)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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 Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Musical Chairs House Concert Series (House Concert)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Crossroads Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Port City Music Hall (Concert Hall)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 27, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 29, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portsmouth, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Yurt Concerts (Parsonsfield)
The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)
Three Pork Hill (Ossipee)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)

Listening Rooms

3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Dogfish Bar & Grille (Portland)
Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland)
Town Tavern (Arlington)

Vineyards & Breweries

Oxbow Brewing (Portland)

Small Theaters

The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Apohadion Theatre (Portland)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Empire (Portland)