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 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 small theaters 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

Apr 16, 2021
Playing at Hangar Theatre (Small Theater)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rochester, NY

House Concerts

Lake Effect House Concert (Rochester)

Listening Rooms

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

Funk N Waffles (Syracuse)

Small Theaters

Auburn Public Theater (Auburn)
Hangar Theatre (Ithaca)

Bars & Nightclubs

Abilene Bar and Lounge (Rochester)
The Haunt (Ithaca)