Live Acoustic Music Near Bristol, Connecticut

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 house concerts being held in and around the Bristol 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 Bristol 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 and small theaters in and around the Bristol area.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

May 20, 2021
Playing at The Barn (Listening Room)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
May 22, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
"Singing guitarists Dustin & Ian Meadows prove that roots music is an unending resource, turning early influences gleaned from the Band and Gillian Welch into an engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own." - Boston Globe
May 22, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
May 22, 2021
Playing at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Deni Bonet’s a singer/songwriter & virtuoso violinist playing quirky, melodic folk-rock. Performances include Carnegie Hall, Great Wall of China, United Nations, & the White House for Pres. Obama.
May 23, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
May 27, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
May 28, 2021
Playing at The Barn (Listening Room)
May 29, 2021
Playing at The Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at The Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Jun 12, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Americana husband and wife duo. The sweetness and severity in their music echoes a cross between The Civil Wars and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Strong harmonies melt together with an undeniable edge.
Jun 16, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Jun 17, 2021
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Jun 25, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Jun 25, 2021
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Jul 7, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Jul 11, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 22, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 5, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Bristol, CT

House Concerts

Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)

Listening Rooms

Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
The Barn (South Egremont)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)