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.

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 several listening rooms and small theaters in New York. 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

July 19
“Their energy and stories perfectly paired with their harmony and musicianship.”- Birdsong Concerts 5.2022
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Morristown, NJ
July 20
A solo performance.
Good News Christian Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Bronxville, NY
July 20
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
July 20
City Winery (Listening Room)
New York, NY
July 21
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
July 21
Silvana (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
New York, NY
July 23
Music Hall of Williamsburg (Small Theater)
Brooklyn, NY
July 23
The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
July 24
The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
July 24
The Triad Theater NYC (Small Theater)
New York, NY
July 25
Dustin Lowman writes antisensical songs: lyric-driven tunes which illuminate and deconstruct the nonsense of living. He is a self-taught singer and guitarist whose style is reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Aimee Man, and Adrienne Lenker,
Cafe Wha? (Small Theater)
New York, NY
July 25
Sunny's Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
July 25
The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
July 26
Dustin Lowman writes antisensical songs: lyric-driven tunes which illuminate and deconstruct the nonsense of living. He is a self-taught singer and guitarist whose style is reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Aimee Man, and Adrienne Lenker,
Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Jersey City, NJ
July 28
The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
New York, NY
July 28
The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
July 29
Amy’s songs are timeless. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting with anyone on a deeply personal level. Her sometimes soulful, sometimes pure and haunting voice lends itself to comparisons to Joni Mitchell,
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
July 31
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
July 31
Cafe Wha? (Small Theater)
New York, NY
August 1
Amy’s songs are timeless. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting with anyone on a deeply personal level. Her sometimes soulful, sometimes pure and haunting voice lends itself to comparisons to Joni Mitchell,
Silvana (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
New York, NY
August 2
Come celebrate Dana's 32nd Release "The Ghost of Tucumcari." This album features Lyle Lovett, Hayes Carll, Susan Gibson, Shake Russell, Darden Smith, Mando Saenz, Libby Koch, David Starr & more. LP's & CD's available for sale at the show.
Threes Brewing (Brewery)
Brooklyn, NY
August 2
The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
August 3
Brooklyn Made (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
August 4
The Wonder Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Asbury Park, NJ
August 6
Calista brings a mix of complexity and sophistication to her songs that carry a hint of pop and blues. Her style hearkens back to classic 70's acts but with a fresh modern twist.
The Sultan Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
August 6
Austin-born, NYC-based singer, guitarist, and writer of songs such as "I'm a Stone," "Night Shines On," and "American Dreaming."
Skinny Dennis (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
August 8
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
August 8
Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Tarrytown, NY
August 10
The Wonder Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Asbury Park, NJ
August 10
Sassy pop rock with folk intimacy
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
August 10
Austin-born, NYC-based singer, guitarist, and writer of songs such as "I'm a Stone," "Night Shines On," and "American Dreaming."
Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Jersey City, NJ
August 12
The Iridium (Listening Room)
New York, NY
August 12
City Winery (Listening Room)
New York, NY
August 12
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
August 15
The Sultan Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
August 15
Concerts in the Studio (House Concert)
Freehold, NJ
August 16
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Morristown, NJ
August 16
The Iridium (Listening Room)
New York, NY
August 16
Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
New York, NY
August 17
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
August 18
A bonafide traveling entertainer, Trae Sheehan has been touring in a minivan since high school, learning to put on the show nobody knew they needed. A homebody at heart, he spends his time off the road writing & recording in his woodland cottage.
Threes Brewing (Brewery)
Brooklyn, NY
August 20
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
August 22
The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
August 23
“Fink grabs mainstream pop gestures by the throat and shakes them until they say what he wants them to...transformed by Fink’s voice, which has a boyish ring but the heft and life-experience of an adult.” – David Patrick Stearns
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
August 23
The Wonder Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Asbury Park, NJ
August 24
August 25
Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Tarrytown, NY
August 28
The Wonder Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Asbury Park, NJ
August 31
Austin-born, NYC-based singer, guitarist, and writer of songs such as "I'm a Stone," "Night Shines On," and "American Dreaming."
Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Jersey City, NJ
August 31
Austin-born, NYC-based singer, guitarist, and writer of songs such as "I'm a Stone," "Night Shines On," and "American Dreaming."
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around New York, New York

House Concerts

Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook Township)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Shine Sessions House Concerts (Commack)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)

Listening Rooms

Brooklyn Artery (Brooklyn)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Shrine (New York)
Tavern Concerts in Old Richmond Town (Staten Island)
The Cutting Room (New York)
The Iridium (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Watchung Arts Center (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Glen Ridge Train Station (Glen Ridge)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)

Vineyards & Breweries

Torne Valley Vineyards (Sloatsburg)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Cafe Carlyle (New York)
Caffeine Underground (Brooklyn)
Carroll Place (New York)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Gladstone Tavern (Peapack and Gladstone)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Mohansic Grill and Lounge (Yorktown Heights)
Organic Grill (New York)
Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden (Far Rockawa)
Silvana (New York)
The Fine Grind (Little Falls)
The Scratcher Sessions (New York)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)

Libraries

Bethpage Library (Bethpage)
Cranford Public Library (Cranford)
East Meadow Public Library (East Meadow)
Hillsdale Free Public Library (Hillsdale)
Levittown Library (Levittown)
New City Library (New City)
Ossining Public Library (Ossining)
Westbury Memorial Library (Westbury)

Small Theaters

Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
Bedford Playhouse (Bedford)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Cafe Wha? (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Fanwood Performance Series (Fanwood)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Fair Lawn)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
Rockland Center For The Arts (West Nyack)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
The Bitter End (New York)
The Triad Theater NYC (New York)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)

Bars & Nightclubs

Alphaville (Brooklyn)
Bar Basic (Brooklyn)
Branded Saloon (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Made (Brooklyn)
Don't Tell Mama NYC (New York)
Freddy's Bar (New York)
Parkside Lounge (New York)
Skinny Dennis (Brooklyn)
Sunny's Bar (Brooklyn)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
The Parlor at Hailey’s and The Hangout at Hailey’s (Metuchen)
The Sultan Room (Brooklyn)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)