Live Acoustic Music Near Montclair, 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 Montclair 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 Montclair 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 Montclair 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

Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Silo Series House Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Union County Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Jul 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at SubCulture (Listening Room)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Montclair, NJ

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)
Towne Crier Cafe (Beacon)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)