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. Several 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

Jun 6, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 11, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 17, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 18, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 27, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 12, 2020
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Shirley, MA

House Concerts

Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
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

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
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)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
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)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
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)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
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)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)