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 many 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.

Many 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries 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

Oct 27, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Bristol, CT

House Concerts

Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Singer Songwriter Heaven House Concert (Beekman)

Listening Rooms

Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
The Barn (South Egremont)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Down County Social Club (Sheffield)
Chester Common Table (Chester)
The Dream Away Lodge (Becket)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)

Small Theaters

Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
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)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)