Live Acoustic Music Near Hartford, 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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Hartford. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 17, 2019
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Spectra Wired Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Dream Away Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (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 The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
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 The Folk Fridays Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Hartford, CT

House Concerts

The Old Church Concert Series (Rocky Hill)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)

Listening Rooms

Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
The Barn (South Egremont)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)
Daryl's House (Pawling)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Twelve Moons Coffeehouse (Salisbury)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Maple Tree Cafe (Simsbury)
The Outer Space (Hamden)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Chester Common Table (Chester)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Dream Away Lodge (Becket)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)

Libraries

Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)