Live Acoustic Music Near Raleigh, North Carolina

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

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Raleigh. Local 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

December 4
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 4
The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Cary, NC
December 7
Durham Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Durham, NC
December 7
Durham Performing Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Durham, NC
December 7
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 8
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 9
Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 10
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 10
Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
December 10
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
December 10
The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Durham, NC
December 11
Patterson Hood is a musician and songwriter living in Portland, OR. He's originally from Muscle Shoals, AL and plays with a band called Drive-By Truckers as well as being a solo artist.
Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Durham, NC
December 13
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
December 14
The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Cary, NC
December 29
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
January 12
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
January 20
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
January 25
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
January 31
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
February 3
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
February 4
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
February 6
Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Saxapahaw, NC
February 18
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Raleigh, North Carolina

House Concerts

Down Yonder Farm (Hillsborough)
Garden Party Concerts (Clayton)

Listening Rooms

Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
The Pinhook (Durham)
The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)
Yonder (Hillsborough)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Irregardless Cafe (Raleigh)
Krafty's Burgers & Brews (Garner)
La Vita Dolce (Chapel Hill)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone (Durham)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
Stewart Theater (Dunn)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
The Garner Performing Arts Center (Garner)

Bars & Nightclubs

Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
On The Rocks (Raleigh)
The Pour House (Raleigh)