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 several 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. 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

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 24, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
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 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (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 Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
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 City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
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)
Oct 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
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)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

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)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
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)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

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)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Libraries

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)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)