Live Acoustic Music Near New London, 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 London 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 London 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 New London. 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

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Feb 7, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected singer-songwriters. An award-winning artist who is respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twa
Jan 28, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 4, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Feb 5, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Feb 6, 2020
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at Askew (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Wayne has been called "The King of Juke Joint swing, with a genuine affinity for stomping rockabilly, Western swing, blues, and old-timey country.
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Wayne has been called "The King of Juke Joint swing, with a genuine affinity for stomping rockabilly, Western swing, blues, and old-timey country.
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at Roots Hoot House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 12, 2020
Playing at Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 15, 2020
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Galactic Theatre (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
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 AS220 (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
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 12, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
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)
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 9, 2020
Playing at Pump House Music Works (Listening Room)
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 Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Fire in the Kitchen (House Concert)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New London, CT

House Concerts

Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (Peace Dale)
The Old Church Concert Series (Rocky Hill)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)

Listening Rooms

The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Perks and Corks (Westerly)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
The Safari Room at OceanCliff (Newport)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Askew (Providence)

Vineyards & Breweries

Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Newport Vineyards (Middletown)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)
Firehouse Theater (Newport)
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
AS220 (Providence)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)