Live Acoustic Music Near St James, 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 many house concerts being held in and around the St James 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 St James 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 St James 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

Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Electric (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Electric (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Live at the Upstream (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Gramercy Theatre (Concert Hall)
Apr 13, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Spiral Sounds Concerts (House Concert)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Listening Room)
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
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Listening Room)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Listening Room)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Cafe Bohemia (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Fire in the Kitchen (House Concert)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at New Morning Songwriter Series (House Concert)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 1, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around St James, NY

House Concerts

Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)

Listening Rooms

Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Brookhaven)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
City Winery (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)

Outdoor Music Series

Frank Melville Memorial Park (Setauket- East Setauket)
CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
Cafe Bohemia (New York)