Live Acoustic Music Near Central Square, 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 Central Square area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Central Square host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Central Square 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 24, 2020
Playing at Unity Church of Greater Rochester Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Central Square, NY

House Concerts

Folkus (DeWitt)
Lake Effect House Concert (Rochester)

Listening Rooms

The Nelson Odeon (Cazenovia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Steeple Coffee House (Fayetteville)
6 On the Square (Oxford)
Cafe Veritas at First Unitarian Church (Rochester)
Unity Church of Greater Rochester Coffeehouse (Rochester)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Listening Room at 443 (Syracuse)
Funk N Waffles (Syracuse)
Kyle's Wigwam (Pulaski)
Garland City Beer Works (Watertown)

Small Theaters

The Westcott Theater (Syracuse)
Auburn Public Theater (Auburn)
Center for the Arts of Homer (Homer)
Earlville Opera House (Earlville)
Hangar Theatre (Ithaca)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Broken String (Watertown)
The Whistle Stop Tavern (Carthage)
The Haunt (Ithaca)
Abilene Bar and Lounge (Rochester)