Live Acoustic Music Near Wakefield, 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 16, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Jul 16, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Flight Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
An old soul from the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, twenty-year-old Trae Sheehan writes from a place of honesty with an understanding of people and culture gained through his travels and performances.
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Maudslay Arts Center (Outdoor Music Series)
Jul 22, 2019
Playing at Cantab Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Wakefield, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Flight Coffee (Dover)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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