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 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.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Aug 1, 2021
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Aug 1, 2021
Playing at ConnArtists (House Concert)
Aug 5, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Chester Common Table (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Aug 8, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Aug 12, 2021
Playing at Dewey Hall (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2021
Playing at Bruces Blues Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 70's, Halley has been working on her debut record for 2 years with plans to release in spring 2021.
Aug 22, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 26, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
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).
Aug 28, 2021
Playing at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Listening Room)
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 70's, Halley has been working on her debut record for 2 years with plans to release in spring 2021.
Aug 29, 2021
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Sep 5, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at The Barn (Listening Room)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Bristol, CT

House Concerts

Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
ConnArtists (Southbury)

Listening Rooms

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)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Chester Common Table (Chester)

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)
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Westport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)