Live Acoustic Music Near Topsfield, 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 Topsfield 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 Topsfield 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 Topsfield 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

Jul 11, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 11, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 13, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 16, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 23, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 24, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 25, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 31, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 1, 2020
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Aug 6, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 14, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Aug 27, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 24, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Topsfield, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Flight Coffee (Dover)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)