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 several 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. 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 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

Nov 15, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 15, 2019
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Nov 15, 2019
Playing at Portsmouth Book and Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at 9 Wallis (Listening Room)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 18, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 19, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae commands a variety of folk styles, pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle.
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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)

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)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
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)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
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)
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)
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)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)

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)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)