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.

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 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

Aug 18, 2019
Playing at Timber House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Abilene Bar and Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at River Spring Lodge (Listening Room)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at Maureen and Gerry’s House Concerts (House Concert)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Nickel City Sessions (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Nickel City Sessions (Listening Room)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Oct 5, 2019
Playing at Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at The Little Theatre Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Nickel City Sessions (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2019
Playing at Abilene Bar and Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rochester, NY

House Concerts

Lake Effect House Concert (Rochester)
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

Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church (Rochester)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Parkside Cupcakes (Alden)

Bars & Nightclubs

Abilene Bar and Lounge (Rochester)