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

Featured

Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Montclair Brew (Vineyard/Brewery)
My obsession with melody and singing my heart out plus an adoration of alternative, rock and soul has lead me to write songs and live to perform them.
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Heights House Concert Series (House Concert)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 24, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Jenkins House Concerts (House Concert)
Sean Charles Watkins is a member of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration.
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Music Room (House Concert)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (Small Theater)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Mar 2, 2020
Playing at Hard Luck Cafe (Listening Room)
Mar 2, 2020
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Mar 3, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at First Acoustics (House Concert)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Spiral Sounds Concerts (House Concert)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Garden Stage Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 9, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Joe's Pub at the Public (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at StarLight Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at People's Voice Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Walkabout Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
“Seek this one out.” -Billboard Magazine. Known for her raw honesty and ability to connect with audiences, Cary brings fans to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal yet universal lyrics.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Listening Room)
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
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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)
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)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
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 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)
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)
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 Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)