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. Several 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

Mar 27, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Outpost in the Burbs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at American Folk Art Museum (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at People's Voice Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Annalyse & Ryan are a dynamic Americana duo bringing you a intimate and fun performance of songs and stories, showcasing the music and adventures they have created together. Join them for an unforgettable night of music.
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Postcrypt Coffeehouse (College/University)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at First Acoustics (House Concert)
Apr 1, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 2, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 3, 2019
Playing at Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
Apr 4, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
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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)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Court House Concerts (Merrick)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)

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)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)

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)

Folk Music Societies

Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)

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)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)
North Castle Public Library (Armonk)

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)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
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)

Bars & Nightclubs

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