Live Acoustic Music Near Rockport, 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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

Dec 10, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree 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
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Dec 16, 2019
Playing at Coffeehouse Off the Square (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)