Live Acoustic Music Near Hartford, 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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Hartford. 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 Acoustic Shows

Oct 29, 2020
Playing at Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
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 Hartford, CT

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
The Barn (South Egremont)
The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)
Daryl's House (Pawling)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Chester Common Table (Chester)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Down County Social Club (Sheffield)
The Dream Away Lodge (Becket)
Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)

Small Theaters

Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)