Live Acoustic Music Near Brooklyn, New York

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

Churches and non-profit community groups around Brooklyn 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Brooklyn area. Local restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

September 30
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Port Washington, NY
September 30
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Morristown, NJ
October 1
Crossroads (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Garwood, NJ
October 1
Mike Agranoff is a versatile and entertaining fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songfinder whose songs range from the traditional to the more modern, offered with humor, snappy guitar chops, and powerful storytelling.
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Small Theater)
Fair Lawn, NJ
October 2
Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Tarrytown, NY
October 3
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 4
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 5
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 5
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
October 5
Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Tarrytown, NY
October 7
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 7
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Morristown, NJ
October 7
Concerts in the Studio (House Concert)
Freehold, NJ
October 8
Austin-born, NYC-based singer, guitarist, and writer of songs such as "I'm a Stone," "Night Shines On," and "American Dreaming."
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 8
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 8
Youth Arts Forum Blues and Rock Festival 1pm-5:30pm
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 9
Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Green Brook Township, NJ
October 9
Born on an alpaca farm in West Virginia, Trae Sheehan grew up playing music surrounded by family and traveling. With a #7 Roots Album in the books, he is releasing a new record in the fall.
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 10
Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 11
Join us for a great Night of Music from Dana Cooper. Dana is a Poetic & Powerful Indie Folk/Americana Songwriter from Nashville known for his storytelling & musicanship. He will be performing New Songs- from NEW CD- as well as Old Favorites.
The Saint (Listening Room)
Asbury Park, NJ
October 11
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 12
Join us for a great Night of Music from Dana Cooper. Dana is a Poetic & Powerful Indie Folk/Americana Songwriter from Nashville known for his storytelling & musicanship. He will be performing New Songs- from NEW CD- as well as Old Favorites.
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 12
Ash & Eric will tour the East Coast in May 2022 to promote their new album "Sure". Get info & tickets at www.ashandericmusic.com/tour
Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
October 13
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 14
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 15
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 16
Ossining Public Library (Library)
Ossining, NY
October 16
"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
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
October 16
Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 16
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Port Washington, NY
October 18
Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
October 20
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 20
City Vineyard (Listening Room)
New York, NY
October 21
Voices in the Heights returns with Scott Cook, one of the headliners at the Falcon Ridge Folk festival and Joshua Garcia, who opened for Don McLean. These are rare live performances that audiences have been eagerly awaiting.
Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
October 21
October 22
Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 23
Scratcher Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
New York, NY
October 25
Sara Ullrika Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek
Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 27
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
October 27
Union County Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Rahway, NJ
October 28
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).
Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
November 1
An affable country rocker exploring his roots as a rancher and rodeo rider while striving to adapt this traditional identity to the challenging modern world
City Winery (Listening Room)
New York, NY
November 2
Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
New York, NY
November 4
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
November 4
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
November 4
Crossroads (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Garwood, NJ
November 9
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (Small Theater)
South Orange, NJ
November 10
A guitarists’ guitarist, Brooks’ wide smile and gentle grace immediately puts his audience at ease. He has a highly sophisticated, versatile, fingerstyle expertise, and he has a mean bottleneck sl
Lagond's Live from the Haven (Listening Room)
Elmsford, NY
November 12
The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
New York, NY
November 12
White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Jersey City, NJ
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Brooklyn, New York

House Concerts

Brooklyn Music Shop (New York)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook Township)
Shine Sessions House Concerts (Commack)

Listening Rooms

American Folk Art Museum (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Lagond's Live from the Haven (Elmsford)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Tavern Concerts in Old Richmond Town (Staten Island)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
The Cutting Room (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Watchung Arts Center (Warren)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Centerport)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
Bedford Playhouse (Bedford)
Cedar Beans Coffee Joint (Cedar Grove)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Gladstone Tavern (Peapack and Gladstone)
Scratcher Cafe (New York)
Silvana (New York)
SoHo Lounge (Brooklyn)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)

Libraries

East Meadow Public Library (East Meadow)
Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Fair Lawn)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
The Bitter End (New York)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
The Triad Theater NYC (New York)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
The Parlor at Hailey’s and The Hangout at Hailey’s (Metuchen)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)