Live Acoustic Music Near Morristown, 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 Morristown 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 Morristown 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 Morristown 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

December 2
Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Hopewell, NJ
December 2
An evening of songs for the audience to sing. An "indoor campfire".
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Morristown, NJ
December 2
The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
December 2
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
December 3
The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
December 3
Roy's Hall (Small Theater)
Blairstown, NJ
December 4
Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
December 4
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
December 4
The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
December 5
Calista brings a mix of complexity and sophistication to her songs that carry a hint of pop and blues. Her style hearkens back to classic 70's acts but with a fresh modern twist.
The Triad Theater NYC (Small Theater)
New York, NY
December 6
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Morristown, NJ
December 6
Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
December 7
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (Small Theater)
South Orange, NJ
December 8
The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
New York, NY
December 8
White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Jersey City, NJ
December 9
Vance Gilbert in concert in Princeton!
Princeton Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Princeton, NJ
December 9
The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Stanhope, NJ
December 9
Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Tarrytown, NY
December 10
Healing, inspiring and outrageously joyful. “If you can get to a Meghan Cary show, run, don't walk.”
 (Time Out NYC)
Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
December 10
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
December 10
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Lambertville, NJ
December 10
Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Tarrytown, NY
December 10
Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Hopewell, NJ
December 11
The Scratcher Sessions (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
New York, NY
December 11
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
December 11
The Owl Music Parlor (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
December 11
Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Ringwood, NJ
December 12
NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of
City Winery (Listening Room)
New York, NY
December 13
Austin-born, NYC-based singer, guitarist, and writer of songs such as "I'm a Stone," "Night Shines On," and "American Dreaming."
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
December 14
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
December 16
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
December 17
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
December 17
Crossroads (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Garwood, NJ
December 17
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
December 18
The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
New York, NY
December 18
Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Ringwood, NJ
December 18
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
December 19
City Winery (Listening Room)
New York, NY
December 21
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (Small Theater)
South Orange, NJ
December 21
Americana husband and wife duo. The sweetness and severity in their music echoes a cross between The Civil Wars and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Strong harmonies melt together with an undeniable edge.
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
December 27
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
December 28
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
January 6
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard)
Pennington, NJ
January 7
KJ Denhert, Sam Robbins and Halley Neal join Singer Songwriter, Tina Ross, as she hosts a Songwriter Round with a twist. Songwriters play their original songs and then we open up the floor, to our guests and audience, for questions and observations.
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Small Theater)
Fair Lawn, NJ
January 8
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.
Suffern Free Library (Library)
Suffern, NY
January 12
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
January 18
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
January 19
The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
January 20
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Lambertville House (Listening Room)
Lambertville, NJ
January 20
Diana Jones, award-winning singer-songwriter in Princeton
Princeton Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Princeton, NJ
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Morristown, New Jersey

House Concerts

Brooklyn Music Shop (New York)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook Township)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)

Listening Rooms

American Folk Art Museum (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Lagond's Live from the Haven (Elmsford)
Lambertville House (Lambertville)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Sunday Night Music Club at Frenchtown Bookshop (Frenchtown)
Tavern Concerts in Old Richmond Town (Staten Island)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
The Cutting Room (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Watchung Arts Center (Warren)

Folk Music Societies

Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Crossroads (Garwood)
Gladstone Tavern (Peapack and Gladstone)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
Silvana (New York)
SoHo Lounge (Brooklyn)
The Scratcher Sessions (New York)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)

Libraries

Suffern Free Library (Suffern)

Small Theaters

Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Fanwood Performance Series (Fanwood)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Fair Lawn)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)
Sherman Theater (Stroudsburg)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
The Bitter End (New York)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
The Triad Theater NYC (New York)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
The Parlor at Hailey’s and The Hangout at Hailey’s (Metuchen)