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

Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portsmouth, NH

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
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)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
High Street Coffee House (Boscawen)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Dogfish Bar & Grille (Portland)
Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
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)