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 and small theaters 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

Oct 18, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 27, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Matt Butler is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and a storyteller. Butler’s debut album Reckless Son was released to critical acclaim on Sept. 9th, 2016. Immediately following the release, Butler wrote and performed “Just One,” the original song f
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
From harmony in voice to harmony for humanity, husband and wife duo The Levins seek to uplift and unite with unflinchingly feel-good folk-pop. With its singular sunny-side-of-the-street sensibility, t
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 3, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mackenzie Shivers began writing music when she was four years old and started piano lessons when she was five. In her songwriting, she underpins her classical training with an emotional essence that blossom together like bright buds as they bloom atop a
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Husband-and-wife folk/rock Americana duo The Kennedys have been writing, recording & touring for over twenty five years. Their energetic pop-influenced sound recalls Buddy Holly & The Everly Brothers.
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at People's Voice Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
The New Students perform in an eclectic blend of folk, roots, bluegrass and Americana traditions, with tight harmonies, skilled instrumentation, and thoughtful lyrics delighting audiences for a decade
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at Gramercy Theatre (Concert Hall)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Brooklyn, NY

House Concerts

Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Down By The Creek House Concerts (Patchogue)

Listening Rooms

Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
City Winery (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Libraries

Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Pomona Cultural Center (Suffern)
Wall Street Theater (Norwalk)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)

Outdoor Music Series

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Westport)
CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)