Live Acoustic Music Near Brooklyn, 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 many house concerts being held in and around the Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 and around the Brooklyn 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

Aug 4, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
“Her music has been labeled everything from folk-rock, to alternative pop, to new Nashville,” says Singer Magazine. “But it doesn’t really matter what you call it; I call it good.” Washin
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Good News Christian Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Aug 11, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Aug 28, 2020
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 5, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 11, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Sep 16, 2020
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
Oct 14, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 14, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 17, 2020
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
The New Students perform in an eclectic blend of folk, roots, bluegrass and Americana traditions, with tight harmonies, skilled instrumentation, and thoughtful lyrics delighting audiences for a decade
Oct 22, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Brooklyn, NY

House Concerts

Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)
Down By The Creek House Concerts (Patchogue)

Listening Rooms

The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
City Winery (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
The Folk Project (Morristown)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Centerport)
Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Montclair Brew (Montclair)
Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
Cafe Bohemia (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)