Live Acoustic Music Near Ithaca, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the Ithaca area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Ithaca 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 Ithaca. 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 18, 2019
Playing at Auburn Public Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Hangar Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Center for the Arts of Homer (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2019
Playing at Auburn Public Theater (Small Theater)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Oct 29, 2019
Playing at State Theatre of Ithaca (Concert Hall)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at Folkus (House Concert)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at State Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Center for the Arts of Homer (Small Theater)
Nov 3, 2019
Playing at State Theatre of Ithaca (Concert Hall)
Nov 6, 2019
Playing at The Listening Room at 443 (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 8, 2019
Playing at The Listening Room at 443 (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at The Westcott Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2019
Playing at The Haunt (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at The Listening Room at 443 (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at 6 On the Square (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae commands a variety of folk styles, pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Ithaca, NY

House Concerts

Chenango Craftsman House Concert (Binghamton)
Music on the Mountain (Brackney)
Folkus (DeWitt)

Listening Rooms

Casita Del Polaris (Ithaca)
The Nelson Odeon (Cazenovia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cranberry Coffeehouse (Binghamton)
6 On the Square (Oxford)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Funk N Waffles (Syracuse)
The Listening Room at 443 (Syracuse)

Vineyards & Breweries

Bottomless Brewing (Geneva)

Small Theaters

Hangar Theatre (Ithaca)
Center for the Arts of Homer (Homer)
Auburn Public Theater (Auburn)
The Westcott Theater (Syracuse)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Haunt (Ithaca)