The best in live folk music is closer than you think!

More than 40 venues in and around Boston are presenting live folk music, bluegrass, blues, and more.

The Steel Wheels
Maura & Pete Kennedy


The venues that make up the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association are intimate, friendly, informal, smoke-free places to hear the best of contemporary and traditional folk music. Each venue is non-profit and volunteer-run, with surprisingly reasonable ticket prices. Most serve hot and cold beverages of the season and tempting home-baked desserts.

Antje Duvekot