Live Acoustic Music Near Dover, New Hampshire

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 Dover 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 Dover 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 Dover 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 Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Dover, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)
Yurt Concerts (Parsonsfield)
Three Pork Hill (Ossipee)

Listening Rooms

3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)
Port City Blue (Portland)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Flight Coffee (Dover)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Dogfish Bar & Grille (Portland)
Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland)
Lenny's (Westbrook)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)

Vineyards & Breweries

Oxbow Brewing (Portland)

Small Theaters

The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Franklin Opera House (Franklin)
Apohadion Theatre (Portland)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Footlights Theater (Falmouth)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Empire (Portland)