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

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 City Winery (Listening Room)
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 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 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 The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 New Moon 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 Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Homegrown Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 21, 2020
Playing at The Lilypad (Listening Room)
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 Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 1, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 1, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Tremedal Concerts (House Concert)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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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 Concert Series (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)

Listening Rooms

The Word Barn (Exeter)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
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)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
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)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
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)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)