Live Acoustic Music Near Newburyport, 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 Newburyport 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 Newburyport host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 Newburyport 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 22, 2019
Playing at Cantab Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 26, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 27, 2019
Playing at Maudslay Arts Center (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 1, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 1, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Aug 1, 2019
Playing at West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
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
Aug 2, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Newburyport, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)

Listening Rooms

The Word Barn (Exeter)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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