Live Acoustic Music Near Albany, New York

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

Live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Albany. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

September 30
Roe Jan Brewing (Vineyard)
Hillsdale, NY
October 1
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Concert Hall)
Troy, NY
October 1
The Linda (Listening Room)
Albany, NY
October 1
Roe Jan Brewing (Vineyard)
Hillsdale, NY
October 1
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 6
The Cock 'n Bull Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Galway, NY
October 7
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
October 8
The Linda (Listening Room)
Albany, NY
October 8
The Guthrie Center (Listening Room)
Great Barrington, MA
October 9
Argyle Brewing (Vineyard)
Cambridge, NY
October 13
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 14
Argyle Brewing (Vineyard)
Cambridge, NY
October 14
Join us for a great Night of Music from Dana Cooper. Dana is a Poetic & Powerful Indie Folk/Americana Songwriter from Nashville known for his storytelling & musicanship. He will be performing New Songs- from NEW CD- as well as Old Favorites.
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 14
Lark Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Albany, NY
October 15
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 15
October 19
The Cock 'n Bull Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Galway, NY
October 19
Argyle Brewing (Vineyard)
Cambridge, NY
October 21
The Linda (Listening Room)
Albany, NY
October 22
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 22
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
October 23
The Linda (Listening Room)
Albany, NY
October 25
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 27
Sara Ullrika Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek
October 28
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
October 30
Eighth Step (Small Theater)
Schenectady, NY
November 3
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 4
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 11
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).
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 11
The Linda (Listening Room)
Albany, NY
November 12
The Stationery Factory (Small Theater)
Dalton, MA
November 13
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 17
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 18
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 20
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
December 3
The Linda (Listening Room)
Albany, NY
December 3
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
December 4
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
December 16
The Coffee Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Bennington, VT
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Albany, New York

Listening Rooms

Apple Tree Inn (Lenox)
Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs)
The Barn (South Egremont)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)
The Linda (Albany)

Folk Music Societies

Old Songs (Voorheesville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Argyle Brewing (Cambridge)
Roe Jan Brewing (Hillsdale)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Methuselah (Pittsfield)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)
The Cock 'n Bull Restaurant (Galway)
The Coffee Bar (Bennington)

Small Theaters

Eighth Step (Schenectady)
The Stationery Factory (Dalton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Lark Hall (Albany)
Putnam Den (Saratoga Springs)