Live Acoustic Music Near Guilford, Connecticut

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 Guilford 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 Guilford host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Guilford 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

Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Jul 21, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at Frank Melville Memorial Park (Outdoor Music Series)
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
Aug 11, 2020
Playing at The Malted Barley Upstairs (Listening Room)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Guilford, CT

House Concerts

Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)

Listening Rooms

East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Brookhaven)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cave A Vin (New Haven)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)

Vineyards & Breweries

Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)

Outdoor Music Series

Frank Melville Memorial Park (Setauket- East Setauket)
CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)