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

May 19, 2019
Playing at Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 19, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
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.
May 23, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
May 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 24, 2019
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
May 25, 2019
Playing at Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
May 25, 2019
Playing at Songbox House Concerts (House Concert)
May 28, 2019
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
May 29, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
May 29, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Folk Music Society)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around New York, NY

House Concerts

Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
House Show (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)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Worldwind House Concerts (Lawrenceville)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)

Listening Rooms

City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
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)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Live at Deepwells (St James)
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)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

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)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
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)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
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)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
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)

Bars & Nightclubs

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