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

May 21
Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Concert Hall)
Cary, NC
May 21
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
May 25
La Vita Dolce (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Chapel Hill, NC
May 26
Irregardless Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Raleigh, NC
May 28
Ash & Eric will tour the East Coast in May 2022 to promote their new album "Sure". Get info & tickets at www.ashandericmusic.com/tour
Down Yonder Farm (House Concert)
Hillsborough, NC
May 28
Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Carrboro, NC
May 31
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
June 3
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
June 10
Rod Abernethy is a unique blend of an authentic southern folk troubadour and master acoustic guitarist and the 2021 Grand Prize winner of the International Acoustic Music Awards.
June 11
We serve a full FREE barbecue dinner before our shows, then all attendees contribute donations to our "help grow the music" watering can with 100% of these donations going to the performers.
Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Clayton, NC
June 11
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
June 12
AHI
AHI is the stage name of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose album In Our Time was named as a Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019
Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Durham, NC
June 13
Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Concert Hall)
Cary, NC
June 16
A multiplatinum songwriter and producer, Wyatt Easterling is a master storyteller and nowhere is this more apparent than on his latest record, Divining Rod, the top #5 Folk album in the month following its release in 2017. Divining Rod has also been re
The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Durham, NC
June 26
Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
June 26
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
June 29
The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Durham, NC
July 2
Tanglewood is……. a tangle of genre, spirit, and passion for heartfelt music Americana style with a mix of inspiration.
Burnt Barrel Brewery (Brewery)
Youngsville, NC
July 8
We serve a full free bbq dinner before each show. Attendees contribute donations that go 100% to our performers.
Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Clayton, NC
July 9
The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Durham, NC
July 15
Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Chapel Hill, NC
July 21
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Small Theater)
Raleigh, NC
July 23
Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Durham, NC
July 25
Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Concert Hall)
Cary, 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)
La Vita Dolce (Chapel Hill)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone (Durham)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
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)
The Pour House (Raleigh)