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. 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 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

Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Long Island HC (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Acoustic Celebration (House Concert)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Acoustic Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at The Knickerbocker Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
"Singing guitarists Dustin & Ian Meadows prove that roots music is an unending resource, turning early influences gleaned from the Band and Gillian Welch into an engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own." - Boston Globe
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at New Haven Folk Consortium (House Concert)
Oct 31, 2019
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at The Folk Fridays Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 3, 2019
Playing at Chestnut Tree Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 6, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Nov 8, 2019
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at Friday Night Folk at All Souls (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Guilford, CT

House Concerts

Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
The Old Church Concert Series (Rocky Hill)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
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)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
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)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
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)
The Outer Space (Hamden)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Maple Tree Cafe (Simsbury)

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Libraries

Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)