Live Acoustic Music Near Lynn, 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 Lynn 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 Lynn 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 Lynn 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

Featured

May 8, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected singer-songwriters. An award-winning artist who is respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk, blues and country.
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Open Road Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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 Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
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 Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 27, 2020
Playing at Coffeehouse at the Mews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 1, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
May 1, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Tremedal Concerts (House Concert)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 3, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 5, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 7, 2020
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
May 7, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 7, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 10, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
May 14, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 15, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition. A "brilliantly woven, genuine, and sometimes silly banter" keeps audiences charmed.
May 16, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
May 16, 2020
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 16, 2020
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
May 16, 2020
Playing at The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Willie T & Doctor X are a dynamic acoustic rock/folk/blues duo, performing an interesting and exciting mix of original songs and off the beaten track covers. Their music evokes an overall 1970s roots
May 16, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
May 21, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 22, 2020
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Willie T & Doctor X are a dynamic acoustic rock/folk/blues duo, performing an interesting and exciting mix of original songs and off the beaten track covers. Their music evokes an overall 1970s roots
May 23, 2020
Playing at The Bebop (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 23, 2020
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lynn, MA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

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

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