Live Acoustic Music Near Jersey City, New Jersey

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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City 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

Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mackenzie Shivers began writing music when she was four years old and started piano lessons when she was five. In her songwriting, she underpins her classical training with an emotional essence that blossom together like bright buds as they bloom atop a
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Northern Light House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Electric (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 26, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 26, 2019
Playing at The Bitter End (Small Theater)
Billboard Top 10 Roots artist who's played the Bluebird Cafe & Carnegie Hall. NO DEPRESSION raved about Grant, “ ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Aug 29, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 3, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
With passionate vocals and a down-to-the-roots grit, singer-songwriter Seth Brand, is paving the way in Americana/Pop.
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Matt Butler is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and a storyteller. Butler’s debut album Reckless Son was released to critical acclaim on Sept. 9th, 2016. Immediately following the release, Butler wrote and performed “Just One,” the original song f
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Jersey City, NJ

House Concerts

AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
House Show (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Worldwind House Concerts (Lawrenceville)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)

Listening Rooms

Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)
The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown)
Four Sisters Winery (Belvidere)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
Parkside Lounge (New York)