Live Acoustic Music Near Lowell, 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 Lowell 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 Lowell 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 Lowell 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

Feb 18, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2020
Playing at Midway Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2020
Playing at The Lilypad (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2020
Playing at Zeitgeist Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Mr. Dooley's Boston (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (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.”
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Front Street Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Harvard Public Library (Library)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lowell, MA

House Concerts

Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Debs Chesham House Concerts (Chesham)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Harlow's Pub (Peterborough)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)