Live Acoustic Music Near Durham, Connecticut

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 Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham 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 20, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Oct 27, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Durham, CT

House Concerts

The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
ConnArtists (Southbury)

Listening Rooms

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Daryl's House (Pawling)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)

Outdoor Music Series

Southampton Arts Center (Southampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)