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. 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

Jul 29, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at The Folk Project (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
Aug 3, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Aug 10, 2021
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Austin-born, NYC-based singer, guitarist, and writer of songs such as "I'm a Stone," "Night Shines On," and "American Dreaming."
Aug 14, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 19, 2021
Playing at CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Aug 21, 2021
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2021
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 26, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 28, 2021
Playing at Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Sep 5, 2021
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 12, 2021
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 16, 2021
Playing at Hard Luck Cafe (Listening Room)
A Winner of both the Kerrville and Tumbleweed Folk Festival songwriting competitions, Claudia’s amber honey voice delivers emotionally fearless songs in between outlandish and irreverant monologues.
Sep 16, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 16, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Ossining Public Library (Library)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Healing, inspiring and outrageously joyful. “If you can get to a Meghan Cary show, run, don't walk.”
 (Time Out NYC)
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New York, NY

House Concerts

Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
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)
The Folk Project (Morristown)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)

Libraries

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 (Suffern)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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