Live Acoustic Music Near Albany, New York

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 several house concerts being held in and around the Albany area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Albany host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Albany. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

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Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Club Helsinki (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at The Colony (Small Theater)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Apr 29, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at The Colony (Small Theater)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Argyle Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
May 3, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
May 6, 2020
Playing at Billsville House Concerts (House Concert)
May 7, 2020
Playing at The Colony (Small Theater)
May 7, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
May 8, 2020
Playing at Club Helsinki (Listening Room)
May 8, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
May 12, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
May 29, 2020
Playing at The Greenhouse Cidery at Chatham Berry Farm (Vineyard/Brewery)
Grounded in the Appalachian fiddle tradition, drawing on Louisiana, West Africa, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere - a sound that is emotional and groovy.
Jun 5, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Jun 24, 2020
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Albany, NY

House Concerts

Billsville House Concerts (Williamstown)
Woodstock Library (Woodstock)
The Flying Cat Concert Series (Phoenicia)

Listening Rooms

The Linda (Albany)
Club Helsinki (Hudson)
Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs)
Acoustic Vibe Cafe (Middleburgh)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)
The Barn (South Egremont)
Dorn Space (Gloversville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Bread and Roses Coffeehouse (Pittsfield)
Twelve Moons Coffeehouse (Salisbury)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Eden Cafe (Loudonville)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)
The Dream Away Lodge (Becket)
The Down County Social Club (Sheffield)
Rock Hill Bakehouse (Glens Falls)
Chester Common Table (Chester)

Vineyards & Breweries

The Greenhouse Cidery at Chatham Berry Farm (Chatham)
Argyle Brewing (Cambridge)

Libraries

Middleburgh Library (Middleburgh)

Small Theaters

Eighth Step (Schenectady)
The Colony (Woodstock)

Outdoor Music Series

Maverick Concerts (Woodstock)