Live Acoustic Music Near Montclair, 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 Montclair 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 Montclair 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 Montclair 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

Featured

Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Grammy nominee & Berklee College Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky brings the spirit and escape of live concerts of fiddle, banjo, guitar and songs streamed from his living room to yours.
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Ossining Public Library (Library)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 27, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Matt Butler is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and a storyteller. Butler’s debut album Reckless Son was released to critical acclaim on Sept. 9th, 2016. Immediately following the release, Butler wrote and performed “Just One,” the original song f
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
From harmony in voice to harmony for humanity, husband and wife duo The Levins seek to uplift and unite with unflinchingly feel-good folk-pop. With its singular sunny-side-of-the-street sensibility, t
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Roy's Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 3, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Husband-and-wife folk/rock Americana duo The Kennedys have been writing, recording & touring for over twenty five years. Their energetic pop-influenced sound recalls Buddy Holly & The Everly Brothers.
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mackenzie Shivers began writing music when she was four years old and started piano lessons when she was five. In her songwriting, she underpins her classical training with an emotional essence that blossom together like bright buds as they bloom atop a
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at People's Voice Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Montclair, NJ

House Concerts

Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)

Listening Rooms

Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Towne Crier Cafe (Beacon)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
Noble Coffee Roasters (Campbell Hall)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)

Libraries

Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Pomona Cultural Center (Suffern)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)
Wall Street Theater (Norwalk)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Westport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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