Live Acoustic Music Near Old Lyme, 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 Old Lyme 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 Old Lyme 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 and around the Old Lyme 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

Aug 11, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 28, 2020
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 9, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at Milford Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Compass Records recording artist. Formerly on Windham Hill. Began career at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Songs covered by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Dion
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Old Lyme, CT

House Concerts

Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)

Listening Rooms

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Brookhaven)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Perks and Corks (Westerly)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

Southampton Arts Center (Southampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)