Live Acoustic Music Near Needham, 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 Needham 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 Needham 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Needham 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

Dec 10, 2019
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 10, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae commands a variety of folk styles, pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle.
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Wild Maple's lively, innovative acoustic sound is derived from a spectrum of musical influences including Americana, Traditional Irish/English folk music, Blues, and popular music of the western hemisphere from the late 20th century. Wonderful two and th
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Needham, MA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Toad (Cambridge)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)