Live Acoustic Music Near Meriden, 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 Meriden 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 Meriden 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 Meriden area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes 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 8
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
July 9
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Outdoor Music Series)
Westport, CT
July 10
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
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 15
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Candlewood Brewing (Vineyard)
New Milford, CT
July 15
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Outdoor Music Series)
Westport, CT
July 17
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Shortstop Bar & Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Westfield, MA
July 22
Hog River Brewing (Vineyard)
Hartford, CT
July 23
Hopkins Vineyard (Vineyard)
Warren, CT
July 29
Heroes and myth are the shouted poetry of dawn. Each and every one of you, regardless of identity, gender, ethnicity or anything else, are born to the Hero's Quest.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Festivals)
Goshen, CT
July 29
Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Norfolk, CT
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
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Outdoor Music Series)
Westport, CT
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
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Shortstop Bar & Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Westfield, MA
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 13
Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Bristol, CT
August 14
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
August 21
August 24
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
August 24
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 3
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
The Brewery at Maple View Farm (Vineyard)
Granby, CT
September 5
Music at the Farmhouse (House Concert)
Chester, CT
September 7
Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Ridgefield, CT
September 9
Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Norfolk, 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.
September 30
Broad Brook Opera House (Listening Room)
East Windsor, CT
October 1
Broad Brook Opera House (Listening Room)
East Windsor, CT
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 Meriden, 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

Broad Brook Opera House (East Windsor)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Marlborough Arts Center (Marlborough)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm (New Milford)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
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)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Vineyards & Breweries

Arrigoni Winery (Portland)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Broad Brook Brewing (Suffield)
Candlewood Brewing (New Milford)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Hopkins Vineyard (Warren)
Hops on the Hill Brewery (Glastonbury)
Jones Family Farms (Shelton)
Norbrook Farm Brewery (Colebrook)
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Wallingford)
The Brewery at Maple View Farm (Granby)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Shortstop Bar & Grill (Westfield)

Libraries

Ridgefield Library (Ridgefield)
Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Palace Theater (Stafford Springs)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)

Outdoor Music Series

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Westport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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