Live Acoustic Music Near Brooklyn, New York

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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. Several 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 Brooklyn. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Sep 20, 2018
Abby Ahmad (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 20, 2018
Robbie Fulks (Country)
Playing at Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 21, 2018
Bill Staines (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2018
Reggie Harris (Folk)
Playing at Our Times Coffeehouse (House Concert)
Sep 22, 2018
John Sonntag (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Smith Road Coffee House (Coffeehouse)
Sep 22, 2018
The Kennedys (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Common Ground Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Sep 23, 2018
Daniel Champagne (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 25, 2018
Mackenzie Shivers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2018
Amy Helm (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2018
Christian Lopez (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2018
Nathan Angelo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2018
Over the Rhine (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 29, 2018
Chris Kasper (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2018
Chris Smither (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2018
Jesse Terry (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 30, 2018
Kate Taylor (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at First Acoustics (House Concert)
Sep 30, 2018
Ernie Halter (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2018
Abby Ahmad (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Threes Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 2, 2018
The Jellyman's Daughter (Americana)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2018
Marcia Ball (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Brooklyn, NY

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House Concerts

Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Jenkins House Concerts (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)
Banjo Lisa's House Concerts (South Orange)
Peckman / Kraus House Concert (West Orange)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
Court House Concerts (Merrick)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Finch Mountain House Concerts (Babylon)

Listening Rooms

The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
The Firehouse Space (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
The Living Room (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
City Winery (New York)
Cornelia Street Cafe (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)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Lagond's Live from the Haven (Elmsford)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)

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)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)

Cafes & Restaurants

Brooklyn Public House (Brooklyn)
Cafe Moto (Brooklyn)
Dinosaur BBQ Brooklyn (Brooklyn)
Spike Hill (Brooklyn)
Scratcher Cafe (New York)
SoHo Lounge (Brooklyn)
The Path Cafe (New York)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Cafe Carlyle (New York)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Trend Coffee (Montclair)
Van Gogh's Ear Cafe (Union)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brix City Brewery (Little Ferry)


North Castle Public Library (Armonk)
Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
The Bitter End (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)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Darress Theatre (Boonton)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)

Bars & Nightclubs

Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)