Live Acoustic Music Near Lake Ronkonkoma, 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 many house concerts being held in and around the Lake Ronkonkoma 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 Lake Ronkonkoma 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 Lake Ronkonkoma 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 18, 2019
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Our Times Coffeehouse (House Concert)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Postcrypt Coffeehouse (College/University)
“Lisa Brigantino is what you’d call a complete musician—a superb multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Brigantino brings to her songwriting that real sense of melody that so many putative writers lack.” – Jon Sobel, Blog Critics
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Long Island HC (House Concert)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Acoustic Celebration (House Concert)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Barbes (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Acoustic Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Just a nice Jewish boy with a suitcase full of songs and stories and self deprecating humor.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
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).
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

House Concerts

Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
House Show (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)

Listening Rooms

Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
City Winery (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Outer Space (Hamden)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)

Vineyards & Breweries

Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)


Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

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