Live Acoustic Music Near South Orange, New Jersey

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 South Orange 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 South Orange 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 South Orange 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

Featured

Jun 24, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
A fun and fancy duo that incorporate humor, nostalgia, and impeccable musicianship in their vintage inspired act.
May 31, 2020
Playing at The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Listening Room)
Jun 6, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Jun 9, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 10, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 14, 2020
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 19, 2020
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 19, 2020
Playing at Our Times Coffeehouse (House Concert)
The New Students perform in an eclectic blend of folk, roots, bluegrass and Americana traditions, with tight harmonies, skilled instrumentation, and thoughtful lyrics delighting audiences for a decade
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around South Orange, NJ

House Concerts

Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Hobbit Hill House Concerts (Ottsville)

Listening Rooms

Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Old Stone Coffeehouse (Baptistown)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)

Folk Music Societies

Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)
Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Centerport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Crossroads (Garwood)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
John and Peter's (New Hope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Montclair Brew (Montclair)
Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)
Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)

Bars & Nightclubs

Cafe Bohemia (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)