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

Oct 22, 2019
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Just a nice Jewish boy with a suitcase full of songs and stories and self deprecating humor.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Gramercy Theatre (Concert Hall)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Barbes (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Acoustic Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Common Ground Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (House Concert)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (House Concert)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Jenkins House Concerts (House Concert)
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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)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
House Show (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Voices in the Heights (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)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
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)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
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

Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)