Live Acoustic Music Near Allentown, Pennsylvania

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 Allentown area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Allentown host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Allentown 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

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Aug 29, 2020
Playing at Silo Series House Concerts (House Concert)
"I think of Carolann Solebello as a painter with words. An illustrator could have a field day with the imaginative storytelling [in this] book of tales... she shows off some major chops." ~ Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live in NYC
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Nazareth Center For The Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Union Transfer (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Twisted Tail (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Aug 29, 2020
Playing at 118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 29, 2020
Playing at Silo Series House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 30, 2020
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
Sep 11, 2020
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
Sep 11, 2020
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sep 13, 2020
Playing at Monocacy Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh
Sep 18, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2020
Playing at Northern Light House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Nazareth Center For The Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at 1867 Sanctuary (Listening Room)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2020
Playing at Rusty Rail Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 28, 2020
Playing at Union Transfer (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at More Barn Studios (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
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.
Oct 7, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Rusty Rail Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 14, 2020
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
Oct 17, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Underground Arts (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Allentown, PA

House Concerts

Monocacy Creek House Concerts (Nazareth)
Hobbit Hill House Concerts (Ottsville)
Krobath Concert Series (Hatfield)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
The Threepenny Opry House Concert Series (Mont Clare)
Musical Lairs House Concert Series (Villanova)
Jackyard House Concerts (West Chester)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)
West Chester House Concerts (West Chester)
Concerts at the Beach House (Lansdowne)

Listening Rooms

Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem)
ArtsQuest (Bethlehem)
Concerts at Landhaven Bed and Breakfast (Barto)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
The Locks at Sona (Philadelphia)
Grape Room (Philadelphia)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Living Room at 35 East (Ardmore)
Jamey's House of Music (Lansdowne)
Lansdowne Folk Club (Lansdowne)
Underground Arts (Philadelphia)
City Winery (Philadelphia)
MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
Boot and Saddle (Philadelphia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse (Perkasie)
Old Stone Coffeehouse (Baptistown)
The Folk Factory Coffeehouse (Philadelphia)
Our Community Cup Coffeehouse (Springfield)

Folk Music Societies

Philadelphia Folksong Society (Philadelphia)
Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Shanty on 19th (Allentown)
Bridge Inn (Oley)
John and Peter's (New Hope)
Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenixville)
Ron's Original Bar and Grille (Exton)
The Mermaid Inn (Philadelphia)
Burlap and Bean Coffee (Newtown Square)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Bourbon & Branch (Philadelphia)
Hugo's Frog Bar and Chop House (Philadelphia)
The Twisted Tail (Philadelphia)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black River Farms (Bethlehem)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
Rusty Rail Brewing Company (Mifflinburg)

Small Theaters

Nazareth Center For The Arts (Nazareth)
Sellersville Theater (Sellersville)
Mauch Chunk Opera House (Jim Thorpe)
Sherman Theater (Stroudsburg)
The Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)
Keswick Theatre (Glenside)
World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (Wilkes-Barre)

Outdoor Music Series

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Bryn Mawr)

Bars & Nightclubs

118 North (Wayne)
Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore)
Old State Tavern (Media)
Union Transfer (Philadelphia)