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 many 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. 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

Jan 22, 2021
Streaming in partnership with The Folk Project (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 26, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry.
Jan 26, 2021
Streaming in partnership with The Folk Project (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 2, 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.
Feb 4, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Feb 6, 2021
Streaming in partnership with The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 9, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Feb 16, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Feb 18, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Feb 23, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Feb 25, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Mar 12, 2021
Playing at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 25, 2021
Playing at Outpost in the Burbs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 17, 2021
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New York, NY

House Concerts

Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)

Listening Rooms

City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

People's Voice Cafe (New York)
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)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

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)
Montclair Brew (Montclair)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
The River Spirit Music OnStage Concert Series at Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)

Bars & Nightclubs

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