Live Acoustic Music Near Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Portsmouth. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 26, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at Port City Music Hall (Concert Hall)
Sep 27, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Port City Music Hall (Concert Hall)
Oct 13, 2020
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2020
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 25, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portsmouth, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Yurt Concerts (Parsonsfield)
The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)

Listening Rooms

3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)
Port City Blue (Portland)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Dogfish Bar & Grille (Portland)
Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland)
Town Tavern (Arlington)

Vineyards & Breweries

Oxbow Brewing (Portland)

Small Theaters

The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Apohadion Theatre (Portland)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Empire (Portland)