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

Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Brooklyn Cider House (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Our Times Coffeehouse (House Concert)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Postcrypt Coffeehouse (College/University)
“Lisa Brigantino is what you’d call a complete musician—a superb multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Brigantino brings to her songwriting that real sense of melody that so many putative writers lack.” – Jon Sobel, Blog Critics
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at New Hope Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at 1867 Sanctuary (Listening Room)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Barbes (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Just a nice Jewish boy with a suitcase full of songs and stories and self deprecating humor.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around South Orange, NJ

House Concerts

Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
House Show (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
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)
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)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)

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)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
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)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
John and Peter's (New Hope)
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope)
Noble Coffee Roasters (Campbell Hall)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)
Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown)
Four Sisters Winery (Belvidere)
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)
Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
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)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Parkside Lounge (New York)