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

Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
"Great, great voices, wonderful arrangements"- Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat "A musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana sung with the soul of the gospel" - Americana UK "Hauntingly beautiful" - Northern Sky Magazine
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at River Club Music Hall (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Belmont, MA

House Concerts

The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
AS220 (Providence)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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