Live Acoustic Music Near Schenectady, New York

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Schenectady 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 and small theaters in and around the Schenectady 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

Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Half Moon (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Oct 31, 2019
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2019
Playing at The Linda (Listening Room)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at Eighth Step (Small Theater)
Dec 28, 2019
Playing at Club Helsinki (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Schenectady, NY

Listening Rooms

The Linda (Albany)
Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs)
Dorn Space (Gloversville)
Club Helsinki (Hudson)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Bread and Roses Coffeehouse (Pittsfield)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Eden Cafe (Loudonville)
Methuselah (Pittsfield)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)

Libraries

Middleburgh Library (Middleburgh)

Small Theaters

Eighth Step (Schenectady)