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 and small theaters 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

Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Portsmouth Book and Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (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
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Portsmouth Book and Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2019
Playing at Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
“Seek this one out.” -Billboard Magazine. Known for her raw honesty and ability to connect with audiences, Cary brings fans to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal yet universal lyrics.
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at Yurt Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
“Seek this one out.” -Billboard Magazine. Known for her raw honesty and ability to connect with audiences, Cary brings fans to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal yet universal lyrics.
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at The Greenhouse studio (House Concert)
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
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
Oct 5, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at Port City Music Hall (Concert Hall)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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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 Concerts (Lexington)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
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)
Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland)

Small Theaters

The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
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)