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.

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 several listening rooms and small theaters in New Haven. 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

October 1
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 1970's, Halley released her debut record in June 2021.
Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Bristol, CT
October 6
The Hangout Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Carmel Hamlet, NY
October 7
The Old Church Concert Series (House Concert)
Meriden, CT
October 7
October 8
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
October 21
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Wallingford, CT
October 23
Bruces Blues Cafe (Listening Room)
Southbury, CT
October 29
The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
West Hartford, CT
November 2
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
November 10
Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Hamden, CT
November 10
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
November 12
The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
West Hartford, CT
November 13
A guitarists’ guitarist, Brooks’ wide smile and gentle grace immediately puts his audience at ease. He has a highly sophisticated, versatile, fingerstyle expertise, and he has a mean bottleneck sl
Bruces Blues Cafe (Listening Room)
Southbury, CT
November 17
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.
November 17
Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Ridgefield, CT
November 26
The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
West Hartford, CT
November 30
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
November 30
Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Norwalk, CT
December 1
December 2
December 3
Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Hamden, CT
December 3
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Westport, CT
December 8
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
December 16
December 28
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around New Haven, Connecticut

House Concerts

Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Down By The Creek House Concerts (Patchogue)
Music at the Farmhouse (Chester)
Shine Sessions House Concerts (Commack)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)

Listening Rooms

Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Marlborough Arts Center (Marlborough)
Moriches Community Center (Center Moriches)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm (New Milford)

Folk Music Societies

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Unitarian Society of Hartford (Hartford)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Vineyards & Breweries

Arrigoni Winery (Portland)
Candlewood Brewing (New Milford)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Hopkins Vineyard (Warren)
Hops on the Hill Brewery (Glastonbury)
Jones Family Farms (Shelton)
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Wallingford)
White Silo Farm & Winery (Sherman)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bedford Playhouse (Bedford)
The Hangout Cafe (Carmel Hamlet)

Libraries

Longwood Public Library (Middle Island)
Ridgefield Library (Ridgefield)
Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Cockeyed Crow (North Haven)
Five Corners Bistro and Craft Bar (Farmington)
Joe's Filling Station (Cromwell)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)
Toad's Place (New Haven)