Live Acoustic Music Near New Haven, 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 New Haven 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 Haven 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 New Haven. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

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Sep 28, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Fire in the Kitchen (House Concert)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Acoustic Celebration (House Concert)
Compass Records recording artist. Formerly on Windham Hill. Began career at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Songs covered by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Dion
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
A virtual world music ensemble rolled into one guy. His voice weaves incantations, and the guitar is a magic wand in the hands of this extraordinary musician.
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Community Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Ossining Public Library (Library)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Bruces Blues Cafe (Listening Room)
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Oct 27, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New Haven, CT

House Concerts

Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Down By The Creek House Concerts (Patchogue)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)

Listening Rooms

Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Moriches Community Center (Center Moriches)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Hangout Cafe (Carmel Hamlet)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)

Libraries

Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)