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 many 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.

Many 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 many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Brooklyn 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

Jan 27, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 27, 2020
Playing at Barbes (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Jan 28, 2020
Playing at Joe's Pub at the Public (Listening Room)
Jan 29, 2020
Playing at Threes Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 29, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Ithaca, NY based singer-songwriter Jen Cork has a passion for dirt, rubble, and the intersection of nature and mechanical objects, and her emotional songwriting grows out of these timeworn landscapes.
Feb 1, 2020
Playing at First Acoustics (House Concert)
Feb 2, 2020
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Winner of seven International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.
Feb 2, 2020
Playing at House of Love Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 4, 2020
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Feb 6, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Feb 6, 2020
Playing at Knitting Factory (Small Theater)
Wayne has been called "The King of Juke Joint swing, with a genuine affinity for stomping rockabilly, Western swing, blues, and old-timey country.
Feb 6, 2020
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 6, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at Crossroads (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (Small Theater)
Feb 9, 2020
Playing at Joe's Pub at the Public (Listening Room)
Feb 9, 2020
Playing at Rosie's Cafe Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 9, 2020
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Wayne has been called "The King of Juke Joint swing, with a genuine affinity for stomping rockabilly, Western swing, blues, and old-timey country.
Feb 11, 2020
Playing at The Wonder Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 11, 2020
Playing at Arlene's Grocery (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 12, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Feb 12, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 13, 2020
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Feb 14, 2020
Playing at Concerts in the Studio (House Concert)
Feb 14, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Feb 15, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 16, 2020
Playing at The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2020
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2020
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Joe's Pub at the Public (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Brooklyn, NY

House Concerts

Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
House Show (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
City Winery (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)