Listening Rooms

Listening Room are similar to house concerts in that they are small venues that provide an intimate listening experience. But unlike house concerts, listening rooms are for profit entities. Listening rooms venues are typically separate spaces associated with existing businesses like art gallerys, book/music stores, coffeehouses, and recording studios. Or they can be a stand-alone place to experience great live music that only handle 50-100 guests at a maximum. In all cases the emphasis is on the music, but sometimes refreshments can be bought as well.

Listening Room Listings

Alabama

Huntsville Strings (Huntsville)
Moonlight on the Mountain (Birmingham)
Standard Deluxe (Waverly)
Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series (Auburn)
The Listening Room (Mobile)
Work Play (Birmingham)

Arkansas

Little Rock Folk Club (Little Rock)
Ozark Folk Center (Mountain View)

Arizona

Monterey Court (Tucson)
Mother Road Brewing Company (Flagstaff)
Tubac Center of the Arts (Tubac)

Britich Columbia

Carlin Hall (Tappen)

California

Brick 15 (Del Mar)
Casper Community Center (Caspar)
City Winery (Napa)
Doc's Lab (San Francisco)
Grand Annex (San Pedro)
Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles)
Kulak's Woodshed (North Hollywood)
Lille Aeske (Boulder Creek)
McCabe’s Guitar Shop (Santa Monica)
Pasadena Folk Music Society (Pasadena)
Soho Restaurant and Music Club (Santa Barbara)
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
The Acoustic Den (Roseville)
The Backroom (Berkeley)
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Altadena)
The Living Tradition (Anaheim)

Colorado

Acoustic Alley (Golden)
Black Rose Acoustic Society (Colorado Springs)
Evergreen Arts Center (Evergreen)
Feel Good Music House Concert (Boulder)
Soiled Dove (Denver)
Songbird Cellars (Pueblo)
The Book Haven (Salida)
The Jail House (Longmont)
The Loft (Colorado Springs)
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (Palmer Lake)

Connecticut

Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Groovin in New Fairfield (New Fairfield)
La Grua Center (Stonington)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)

DC

Gypsy Sally's (Washington)

Florida

Americana Cafe Sundays (Lynn)
Bamboo Room (Lake Worth)
Hideaway Cafe (Saint Petersburg)
Ray Lewis Presents at Mudville Music Room (Jacksonville)
Roberts Hall (Lynn Haven)

Georgia

Chukkar Farm (Alpharetta)
City Winery (Atlanta)
Eddie's Attic (Decatur)
Flicker Bar and Theatre (Athens)
Matildas Cottage - Music Under the Pines (Alpharetta)
Pure Life Studios (LaGrange)
Red Light Cafe (Atlanta)
Steve's Live Music (Sandy Springs)
The Crimson Moon Cafe (Dahlonega)
The Library Ballroom (Macon)
The Velvet Note (Alpharetta)

Iowa

CSPS Hall - Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids)
Daytrotter (Davenport)
The Redstone Room at River Music Experience (Davenport)

Illinois

City Winery (Chicago)
Hickory Ridge Concert Series (Lewisberg)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)
SPACE (Evanston)
Subterranean (Chicago)
The House Cafe (Dekalb)

Indiana

Front Porch Music (Valparaiso)
Ignition Music Garage (Goshen)
Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis)
LangLab (South Bend)
Red Barn (Nashville)
The Hi-Fi (Indianapolis)
The Player's Pub (Bloomington)
Wild Rose Moon (Plymouth)

Kansas

Green Guitar Folk House (Lenexa)
Last Minute Folk Concert Series (Topeka)

Kentucky

Folk School Coffee Parlor (Ludlow)

Louisiana

Chickie Wah Wah (New Orleans)
Vermilionville Performance Center (Lafayette)

Massachusetts

1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Cotuit Center for the Arts (Cotuit)
First Encounter Coffee House (Eastham)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod (South Yarmouth)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
Westfield Athenaeum (Westfield)

Maryland

Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Robert Harper Books (Riverdale Park)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton)

Maine

Eastport Arts Center (Eastport)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)
Schoodic Arts (Winter Harbor)
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield)

Michigan

20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Acoustic Routes Concerts (Saline)
Aten Place Concerts (Boyne Falls)
Coppercraft Distillery (Holland)
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
Gopherwood Concerts (Cadillac)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
Live! From The Living Room (Orion Township)
Pin Drop Concerts (Spring Lake)
Seven Steps Up (Spring Lake)
St Ambrose Wine Cellars (Beulah)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
The Block (Muskegon)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)

Minnesota

Crossings At Carnegie (Zumbrota)
Fine Line Music Cafe (Minneapolis)
The Warming House (Minneapolis)

Missouri

Carthage Antiquarium (Carthage)
The Demo (St Louis)
The Focal Point (Maplewood)
The Old Rock House (St Louis)

Mississippi

Columbus Arts Council (Columbus)
Duling Hall (Jackson)
Small Hall (Oxford)

North Carolina

185 King Street (Brevard)
Acoustic Stage (Hickory)
Burning Coal Theater (Raleigh)
Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center (Mars Hill)
Fiddle and Bow Society at the The Community Arts Cafe (Winston Salem)
Lee Street Theater (Salisbury)
Listen Up Brunswick County (Bolivia)
Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall (Winston Salem)
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center (Stecoah)
Ted's Fun on the River (Wilmington)
The Altamont Theatre (Asheville)
The Evening Muse (Charlotte)
The Grey Eagle (Asheville)
The Jones House (Boone)
The Mothlight (Asheville)
The Muddy Creek Music Hall (Winston Salem)
The Pinhook (Durham)
The Roosters Wife (Aberdeen)

Nebraska

LAFTA Main Stage at 7th Street Loft (Lincoln)
The Listening Room at The Lark (Hastings)
The Waiting Room (Omaha)

New Hampshire

3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Birdseye Lounge (Portsmouth)
Tamworth Lyceum (Tamworth)
The Red Door Lounge (Portsmouth)

New Jersey

1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Stangl Factory Stage (Flemington)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
The Saint (Asbury Park)

New Mexico

The High Note (Santa Fe)

New York

American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs)
Carriage House Cafe (Ithaca)
City Winery (New York)
Cornelia Street Cafe (New York)
Golden Link Concerts (Penfield)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Live at Deepwells (St James)
Oswego Music Hall (Oswego)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Pickens Hall & General Store (Heuvelton)
Squire Jacob Coffeehouse at Sand Lake Center for the Arts (Averill Park)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Studio 180 (Rochester)
SubCulture (New York)
The Firehouse Space (Brooklyn)
The Linda (Albany)
The Living Room (New York)
The Nelson Odeon (Nelson)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
Towne Crier Cafe (Beacon)
Wellsville Creative Arts Center (Wellsville)

Ohio

Adelphia Music Hall (Marietta)
Betsey Mills Club (Marietta)
Fitton Center For Creative Arts (Hamilton)
G.A.R. Hall (GAR Hall) (Peninsula)
Live at the Ludlow Garage (Cincinnati)
Music Box Supper Club (Cleveland)
Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music (Worthington)
Rambling House Soda Music Bar (Columbus)
Riverdog (Wakeman)
Taffy's (Eaton)
The Barn (Music on a Mission) (Avon Lake)
The Listening Room - Port Clinton (Port Clinton)

Oklahoma

The Blue Door (Oklahoma City)
Woody Guthrie Center (Tulsa)

Ontario

Burdock Music Hall (Toronto)

Oregon

Cafe Artichoke Music (Portland)
Influence Music Hall (Hillsboro)
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro)

Pennsylvania

Acoustic Brew (Lemont)
ArtsQuest (Bethlehem)
Boot and Saddle (Philadelphia)
Building 24 Live (Wyomissing)
Club Cafe (Pittsburgh)
Concerts at Landhaven Bed and Breakfast (Barto)
Connie's Ric Rac (Philadelphia)
Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem)
Grape Room (Philadelphia)
Harmony Presents at Hawley Silk Mill (Hawley)
MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
Roadhouse Concerts (Glenmoore)
Sign of the Wagon (York)
The Kennett Flash (Kennett Square)
The Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg)
The Thought Lot (Shippensburg)
Tin Angel (Philadelphia)

Rhode Island

Aurora Providence (Providence)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)

South Carolina

Awendaw Green (Awendaw)
Downstairs Live (North Augusta)
Palmetto Brewing Company (Charleston)
Roasting Room Lounge and Listening Room (Bluffton)
The Spinning Jenny (Greer)

South Dakota

Miner Brewing Company (Hill City)

Tennessee

12th and Porter (Nashville)
Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville)
Kimbro's Pickin Parlor (Franklin)
Open Chord (Knoxville)
ReCreate Cafe Arts (Chattanooga)
The Acoustic Coffeehouse (Johnson City)
The Basement (Nashville)
The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville)
The Country (Nashville)
The Downhome (Johnson City)
The Listening Room Cafe (Nashville)
The Square Room (Knoxville)
The Station Inn (Nashville)
The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room (Johnson City)
Two Old Hippies (Nashville)

Texas

Blue Rock Ranch and Studio (Wimberley)
Blue Sage Hall (Kerrville)
Bugle Boy (La Grange)
Corner Theatre (Mesquite)
Dosey Doe Music Cafe (Conroe)
Green Apple Arts Center (Eden)
Gruene Hall (New Braunfels)
Rear Window Listening Room (Ganado)
Rock Room Concerts (Austin)
Sam's Burger Joint (San Antonio)
Saxon Pub (Austin)
Tellers (Austin)
The Texas Music Barn (Linden)

Utah

The Acoustic Space (Salt Lake City)
Velour Live Music Gallery (Provo)

Virginia

Capital Ale House Music Hall (Richmond)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Garage (Charlottesville)
The Prism Coffeehouse (Charlottesville)
The Tin Pan (Richmond)
Tidewater Friends Of Folk / Friends of Acoustic Music (Norfolk)

Vermont

ArtisTree Community Arts Center (South Pomfret)
Brandon Music Cafe (Brandon)
New City Galerie (Burlington)
Ripton Community Coffee House (Ripton)

Washington

Concerts in the Woods (Coyle)
Fremont Abbey Arts Center (Seattle)
Peninsula Performing Arts Center (Long Beach)
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater (Snohomish)

Wisconsin

Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Milwaukee)
Cafe Carpe (Fort Atkinson)
Driftless Books and Music (Viroqua)
East Side Club (Madison)