Live Acoustic Music Near Shirley, Massachusetts

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 many house concerts being held in and around the Shirley 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 Shirley host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Shirley area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Oct 18, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Shea Theater Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Lower Falls House Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Shirley, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Burritoville House Concerts (Sullivan)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)

Listening Rooms

Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)
City Winery (Boston)
1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
Harlow's Pub (Peterborough)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Farm Cafe at the Toadstool Bookstore (Keene)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Libraries

Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Colonial Theatre (Keene)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)