Live Acoustic Music Near Newport, Rhode Island

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 Newport area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Newport host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Newport area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

May 22
Narragansett Brewery (Brewery)
Providence, RI
May 27
Preston Ridge Vineyard (Vineyard)
Preston, CT
June 10
Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Fall River, MA
June 12
Willie T & Doctor X will perform on the patio at Muphy's Law Irish Pub from 2-5 PM, on Sunday, June 12th. (Indoors, in the event of rain).
Murphy’s Law Irish Pub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Pawtucket, RI
June 24
Preston Ridge Vineyard (Vineyard)
Preston, CT
July 9
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
New Bedford, MA
July 9
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Listening Room)
Westerly, RI
July 14
Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Fall River, MA
July 16
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 1970's, Halley released her debut record in June 2021.
Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Carver, MA
August 10
Marc Douglas Berardo's Harbor Songs presents featured guest and Texas living legend Walt Wilkins as the first show on their The Cheap Northeast Vacation Tour. Power trio, The CarLeans are special guests.
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Listening Room)
Westerly, RI
August 12
Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Fall River, MA
August 13
The power trio, The CarLeans join Marc Douglas Berardo and Texas living legend, Walt Wilkins at The Pump House Music Works on their Cheap Northeast Summer Vacation Tour.
Pump House Music Works (Listening Room)
Wakefield, RI
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Newport, Rhode Island

House Concerts

Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Log House Concerts (Westport)

Listening Rooms

Galactic Theatre (Warren)
La Grua Center (Stonington)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Vineyards & Breweries

Maugle Sierra Vineyards (Ledyard)
Preston Ridge Vineyard (Preston)
Stonington Vineyards (Stonington)
Westport Rivers Vineyard (Westport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Askew (Providence)
Murphy’s Law Irish Pub (Pawtucket)


Boyden Library (Foxborough)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (South Kingstown)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (New Bedford)

Bars & Nightclubs

Nick-A-Nees (Providence)
The Met (Pawtucket)