Live Acoustic Music Near New Haven, 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 New Haven 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 New Haven 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 New Haven. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 3, 2020
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New Haven, CT

House Concerts

Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Down By The Creek House Concerts (Patchogue)
Singer Songwriter Heaven House Concert (Beekman)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)

Listening Rooms

Cafe Nine (New Haven)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Brookhaven)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cave A Vin (New Haven)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)

Outdoor Music Series

Southampton Arts Center (Southampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)