Live Acoustic Music Near Ithaca, 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 house concerts being held in and around the Ithaca area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Ithaca 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 several listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Ithaca. 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


Jun 5, 2021
Playing at Center for the Arts of Homer (Small Theater)
One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, engaging audiences with joy, humor, and a personal touch. First woman to win the National Fingerstyle Championship.
Jul 31, 2021
Playing at Inspire Moore Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Ithaca, NY

House Concerts

Music on the Mountain (Brackney)

Listening Rooms

The Nelson Odeon (Cazenovia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

6 On the Square (Oxford)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Funk N Waffles (Syracuse)

Vineyards & Breweries

Inspire Moore Winery (Naples)

Small Theaters

Hangar Theatre (Ithaca)
Center for the Arts of Homer (Homer)
Auburn Public Theater (Auburn)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Haunt (Ithaca)