Live Acoustic Music Near New Brunswick, 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 New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick 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

Oct 31, 2020
Streaming in partnership with The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Listening Room)
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
Nov 21, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
Dec 3, 2020
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 22, 2020
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Alvarez Guitars Breakthrough Artist, Dina Hall is a powerhouse singer, guitarist, percussionist, songwriter and recording artist from Bethlehem, PA, USA. Her songs often deal with the conflict betwee
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New Brunswick, NJ

House Concerts

Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Jen and Dave's House Concert (Moorestown)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Krobath Concert Series (Hatfield)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Monocacy Creek House Concerts (Nazareth)

Listening Rooms

Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Folk Project (Morristown)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Old Stone Coffeehouse (Baptistown)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Folk Factory Coffeehouse (Philadelphia)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)

Folk Music Societies

Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Crossroads (Garwood)
John and Peter's (New Hope)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
The Mermaid Inn (Philadelphia)

Vineyards & Breweries

Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
Montclair Brew (Montclair)
Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)
Black River Farms (Bethlehem)


Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)
Keswick Theatre (Glenside)
Sellersville Theater (Sellersville)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Nazareth Center For The Arts (Nazareth)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
Cafe Bohemia (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)