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 several 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. 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Bristol, CT
|Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)|
|Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)|
|Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)|
|The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)|
|Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)|
|Daryl's House (Pawling)|
|Dewey Hall (Sheffield)|
|Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)|
|The Barn (South Egremont)|
|The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)|
|Becket Arts Center (Becket)|
|The Sounding Board (West Hartford)|
|The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)|
|The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)|
|Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)|
|Chester Common Table (Chester)|
|Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)|
|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)|
|CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)|
|Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Westport)|
|Space Ballroom (Hamden)|