Live Acoustic Music Near Jersey City, New Jersey

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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City 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

May 14, 2021
Playing at Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 14, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 15, 2021
Playing at Pomona Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
May 19, 2021
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
May 22, 2021
Playing at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Deni Bonet’s a singer/songwriter & virtuoso violinist playing quirky, melodic folk-rock. Performances include Carnegie Hall, Great Wall of China, United Nations, & the White House for Pres. Obama.
May 28, 2021
Playing at Salt GastroPub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 29, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Jun 12, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 13, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 13, 2021
Playing at Northern Light House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 17, 2021
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Jun 17, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 19, 2021
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 24, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 25, 2021
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Jul 9, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 3, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Jersey City, NJ

House Concerts

Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
The Folk Project (Morristown)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Centerport)
Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)


Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Pomona Cultural Center (Pomona)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)