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

Aug 15, 2021
Playing at Folk on Foul Rift (House Concert)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Jul 29, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at The Folk Project (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
Aug 1, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 3, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Aug 14, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2021
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2021
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Aug 26, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 28, 2021
Playing at Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Sep 5, 2021
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 12, 2021
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 16, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 16, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 16, 2021
Playing at Hard Luck Cafe (Listening Room)
A Winner of both the Kerrville and Tumbleweed Folk Festival songwriting competitions, Claudia’s amber honey voice delivers emotionally fearless songs in between outlandish and irreverant monologues.
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Noble Coffee Roasters (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Rick Drost writes songs of depth and heart—songs likened to impressionist paintings. He sings from a long background in folk, classical, and Choral traditions.
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Ossining Public Library (Library)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
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
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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)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)

Listening Rooms

Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
City Winery (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
Towne Crier Cafe (Beacon)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
The Folk Project (Morristown)
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)

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

Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
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)
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)