Live Acoustic Music Near Rochester, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the Rochester area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Rochester 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 several listening rooms and local vineyards and breweries in Rochester. 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

Dec 19, 2019
Playing at Nickel City Sessions (Listening Room)
Jan 16, 2020
Playing at Nickel City Sessions (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Nickel City Sessions (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Lake Effect House Concert (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rochester, NY

House Concerts

Lake Effect House Concert (Rochester)
Picket Fence House Concerts (Webster)
Timber House Concerts (Victor)
Maureen and Gerry’s House Concerts (Le Roy)

Listening Rooms

The Little Theatre Cafe (Rochester)
River Spring Lodge (Darien Center)
Nickel City Sessions (Akron)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity Church of Greater Rochester Coffeehouse (Rochester)
Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church (Rochester)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Lovin' Cup (Rochester)
Parkside Cupcakes (Alden)

Vineyards & Breweries

Bottomless Brewing (Geneva)

Bars & Nightclubs

Abilene Bar and Lounge (Rochester)