Live Acoustic Music Near Lexington, 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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

Apr 2, 2020
Playing at Midway Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 6, 2020
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Open Road Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 13, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Askew (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Homegrown Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at The Lilypad (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lexington, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
AS220 (Providence)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)

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)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)