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 26, 2019
Playing at The Bitter End (Small Theater)
Billboard Top 10 Roots artist who's played the Bluebird Cafe & Carnegie Hall. NO DEPRESSION raved about Grant, “ ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”
Aug 26, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Sep 3, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
With passionate vocals and a down-to-the-roots grit, singer-songwriter Seth Brand, is paving the way in Americana/Pop.
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Matt Butler is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and a storyteller. Butler’s debut album Reckless Son was released to critical acclaim on Sept. 9th, 2016. Immediately following the release, Butler wrote and performed “Just One,” the original song f
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at First Acoustics (House Concert)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at Long Island HC (House Concert)
Sep 9, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 10, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Small Theater)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at Hopewell Theater (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)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
House Show (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)
Worldwind House Concerts (Lawrenceville)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (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)
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 Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)
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)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)


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