Live Acoustic Music Near New York, New York

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 York 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 York 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 York. 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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May 17, 2020
Playing at Evergreen House Concerts (House Concert)
Lipbone Redding has taken his singular vocal instrumental style to a new level by playing guitar and producing all of the instrument sounds while simultaneously singing and storytelling without the us
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Live at the Upstream (Listening Room)
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Listening Room)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Listening Room)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Cafe Bohemia (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Crossroads (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Outpost in the Burbs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 1, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Outpost in the Burbs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Folk Music Society)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
May 5, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Electric (Bar/Nightclub)
May 6, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Singer/songwriter who has opened for Andy Grammer, performed with Train and Matt Nathanson on Sail Across The Sun, and is on the lineup for BottleRock Napa Valley this summer! “Sam has a beautifu
May 9, 2020
Playing at Walkabout Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Listening Room)
May 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 11, 2020
Playing at Port Washington Library (Library)
When you hear John sing his songs, you'll know why his music and voice have touched so many for over 49 years starting with Batdorf and Rodney, Silver, Michael McLean, James Lee Stanley and now solo.
May 12, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mackenzie Shivers began writing music when she was four years old and started piano lessons when she was five. In her songwriting, she underpins her classical training with an emotional essence that blossom together like bright buds as they bloom atop a
May 12, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 13, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
May 15, 2020
Playing at Princeton Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
May 15, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 16, 2020
Playing at Common Ground Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 17, 2020
Playing at The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Listening Room)
May 18, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
May 25, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 26, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 28, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Electric (Bar/Nightclub)
May 30, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New York, NY

House Concerts

Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)

Listening Rooms

City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Montclair Brew (Montclair)
Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)
Frank Melville Memorial Park (Setauket- East Setauket)

Bars & Nightclubs

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