Live Acoustic Music Near Plainfield, New Jersey

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 Plainfield 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 Plainfield 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 and around the Plainfield 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

Mar 5, 2021
Streaming in partnership with The Folk Project (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 12, 2021
Playing at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 25, 2021
Playing at Outpost in the Burbs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 17, 2021
Playing at 1867 Sanctuary (Listening Room)
“Lisa Brigantino is what you’d call a complete musician—a superb multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Brigantino brings to her songwriting that real sense of melody that so many putative
Apr 17, 2021
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
May 1, 2021
Playing at Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
May 1, 2021
Playing at Nazareth Center For The Arts (Small Theater)
May 14, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Plainfield, NJ

House Concerts

Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Monocacy Creek House Concerts (Nazareth)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Folk Project (Morristown)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)

Folk Music Societies

Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Crossroads (Garwood)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)


Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Nazareth Center For The Arts (Nazareth)

Bars & Nightclubs

Cafe Bohemia (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)