Live Acoustic Music Near Madison, 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Madison area. Local vineyards in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

July 7
A Crow tribal member, Cary received the 2018 Independent Music Awards for Best Blues CD and the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD.
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
July 8
Jones Family Farms (Vineyard)
Shelton, CT
July 9
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Listening Room)
Westerly, RI
July 13
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
July 16
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Westhampton Beach, NY
July 16
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
July 22
Hog River Brewing (Vineyard)
Hartford, CT
July 25
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
July 26
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
July 27
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
July 29
Brian is a classic hard-working, touring troubadour, with a rich, clear voice and an engaging stage presence. With just guitar, voice, and a harmonica, Brian offers audiences inspired songs.
Jones Family Farms (Vineyard)
Shelton, CT
July 30
Hops on the Hill Brewery (Vineyard)
Glastonbury, CT
August 4
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
August 5
Jones Family Farms (Vineyard)
Shelton, CT
August 6
Bruces Blues Cafe (Listening Room)
Southbury, CT
August 7
Jones Family Farms (Vineyard)
Shelton, CT
August 10
Marc Douglas Berardo's Harbor Songs presents featured guest and Texas living legend Walt Wilkins as the first show on their The Cheap Northeast Vacation Tour. Power trio, The CarLeans are special guests.
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Listening Room)
Westerly, RI
August 11
The power trio, The CarLeans join Marc Douglas Berardo and Texas living legend, Walt Wilkins at Cafe Nine on their Cheap Northeast Summer Vacation Tour.
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
August 12
Preston Ridge Vineyard (Vineyard)
Preston, CT
August 13
Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Bristol, CT
August 13
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
August 21
August 24
August 24
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
August 25
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
August 26
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
August 26
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Listening Room)
Westerly, RI
August 31
The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Amagansett, NY
September 1
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
September 2
Jones Family Farms (Vineyard)
Shelton, CT
September 5
Music at the Farmhouse (House Concert)
Chester, CT
September 25
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.
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
September 30
Brian is a classic hard-working, touring troubadour, with a rich, clear voice and an engaging stage presence. With just guitar, voice, and a harmonica, Brian offers audiences inspired songs.
Hog River Brewing (Vineyard)
Hartford, CT
September 30
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 1970's, Halley released her debut record in June 2021.
October 1
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 1970's, Halley released her debut record in June 2021.
Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Bristol, CT
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Madison, Connecticut

House Concerts

Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Music at the Farmhouse (Chester)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)

Listening Rooms

Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
La Grua Center (Stonington)
Marlborough Arts Center (Marlborough)
Moriches Community Center (Center Moriches)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Unitarian Society of Hartford (Hartford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Arrigoni Winery (Portland)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Hops on the Hill Brewery (Glastonbury)
Jones Family Farms (Shelton)
Maugle Sierra Vineyards (Ledyard)
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Wallingford)
Preston Ridge Vineyard (Preston)
Stonington Vineyards (Stonington)

Libraries

Longwood Public Library (Middle Island)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)

Bars & Nightclubs

Cockeyed Crow (North Haven)
Five Corners Bistro and Craft Bar (Farmington)
Joe's Filling Station (Cromwell)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)
Toad's Place (New Haven)