Live Acoustic Music Near Middletown, 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 and around the Middletown 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

Featured

Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Luthier's Co-op (Listening Room)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at New Morning Songwriter Series (House Concert)
“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
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Community Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Lyrics Coffeehouse (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Bing Arts Center (Listening Room)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Friday Night Folk at All Souls (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (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.
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Mar 18, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2020
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
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.
Mar 19, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Fire in the Kitchen (House Concert)
Mar 22, 2020
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Mar 27, 2020
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 2, 2020
Playing at Luthier's Co-op (Listening Room)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Friday Night Folk at All Souls (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Middletown, CT

House Concerts

Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)

Listening Rooms

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
Maple Tree Cafe (Simsbury)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)

Small Theaters

Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)