Live Acoustic Music Near Portland, 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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland 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

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
Sep 29, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portland, CT

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Daryl's House (Pawling)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)


Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)

Small Theaters

Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

Southampton Arts Center (Southampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)