Live Acoustic Music Near New York, New York

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 several house concerts being held in and around the New York 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 York host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 York. 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

May 14, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 14, 2021
Playing at Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 15, 2021
Playing at Pomona Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
May 19, 2021
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
May 22, 2021
Playing at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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.
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jul 9, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New York, NY

House Concerts

Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Folk Project (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)


Port Washington Library (Port Washington)
Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Pomona Cultural Center (Pomona)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)