Live Acoustic Music Near Carrboro, North Carolina

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 Carrboro area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Carrboro 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Carrboro 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

Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Small Theater)
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
"I've always done things a little bit differently," says singer/songwriter Michael McArthur, who wrote the most vibrant album of his career, Ever Green, Ever Rain, during the darkest season of his life.
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Fiddle and Bow Society (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Pour House (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
"I've always done things a little bit differently," says singer/songwriter Michael McArthur, who wrote the most vibrant album of his career, Ever Green, Ever Rain, during the darkest season of his life.
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 6, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 6, 2019
Playing at Doodad Farm (House Concert)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Billboard Top 10 Roots artist who's played the Bluebird Cafe & Carnegie Hall. NO DEPRESSION raved about Grant, “ ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Fiddle and Bow Society (Listening Room)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Carrboro, NC

House Concerts

Forty Acres Concerts (Chapel Hill)
Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)
Doodad Farm (Greensboro)
Music at Big Purple (Greensboro)
Backyard Stage (Greensboro)
Brad and Tammy's Listening Loft (Reidsville)

Listening Rooms

Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
The Pinhook (Durham)
Joyful Jewel (Pittsboro)
The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)
Fiddle and Bow Society (Greensboro)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)
Unity Center of Peace (Chapel Hill)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
The Honeysuckle Tea House (Chapel Hill)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
Java Jive (Cary)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)
Wake Forest Coffee Company (Wake Forest)

Vineyards & Breweries

Steel String Brewery (Carrboro)
Fullsteam Brewery (Durham)
Grove Winery (Gibsonville)
Joymongers Brewing (Greensboro)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Sertoma Amphitheatre (Cary)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
The Garner Performing Arts Center (Garner)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Carolina Theatre (Greensboro)

Bars & Nightclubs

2nd Wind (Carrboro)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)
Deep South Bar (Raleigh)
KINGS (Raleigh)
The Pour House (Raleigh)
The Blind Tiger (Greensboro)
Bottle and Can (Asheboro, NC) (Asheboro)