Live Acoustic Music Near Salisbury, 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 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)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Salisbury, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

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