Live Acoustic Music Near Ossining, 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 Ossining 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 Ossining 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 and around the Ossining area. 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

April 21
The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
New York, NY
April 21
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
April 21
The wit and honesty of this renowned Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter have made him one of the most beloved artists currently carrying on the folk tradition.
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
April 21
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
April 23
White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Jersey City, NJ
April 24
Minor Gold are an award winning Australian duo weaving masterful harmonies around stripped back, organic arrangements that draw on the classic songwriting of 70’s West Coast pop, the daydream haze of 60's folk to the ballad romance of the 80's.
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
April 25
Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
April 25
Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Jersey City, NJ
April 25
The Sultan Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
April 25
Nod Hill Brewery (Brewery)
Ridgefield, CT
April 25
Empty Nest Concerts (House Concert)
Maplewood, NJ
April 26
Grammy-nominated “an absolute master” (No Depression), Molsky transports audiences with his authentic & personal interpretations of rarities from the Southern Appalachian songbook & musical traditions from around the globe.
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
April 26
Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Mamaroneck, NY
April 27
Deidre McCalla doesn’t merely take the stage - she owns it. Her songs embody hope and celebration, struggle, loss, and longing. Sometimes all in one song!
River Spirit Music House Concerts (House Concert)
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
April 28
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
April 28
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
April 28
Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
April 30
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 1
The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
New York, NY
May 1
Music Hall of Williamsburg (Small Theater)
Brooklyn, NY
May 2
White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Jersey City, NJ
May 3
Minor Gold are an award winning Australian duo weaving masterful harmonies around stripped back, organic arrangements that draw on the classic songwriting of 70’s West Coast pop, the daydream haze of 60's folk to the ballad romance of the 80's.
Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
Jersey City, NJ
May 3
New Jersey Born and Bred Singer-Songwriter, Storyteller and Street Taco Maverick...Lover of Long Naps, Short Walks and Sweet Songs
The Fine Grind (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Little Falls, NJ
May 4
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 4
The Sultan Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
May 4
Saturday eve, May 4th brings the outstanding co-bill of Jesse Terry and Sam Robbins, talented singer-songwriters who will touch your heart!
Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Westport, CT
May 5
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
May 5
E.W. Harris is an alt-folk songwriter and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. A self-styled “Dystopian Romantic,” Harris combines sonic textures, memorable melodies, and powerful vocals to create music he calls “folk tunes from an (im)possible future.”
18th Ward Brewing (Brewery)
Brooklyn, NY
May 5
Hamilton Park House Concerts (House Concert)
Staten Island, NY
May 5
Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 8
Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter with a European Twist. I sing in 4 languages and I love to take my audience with me on an imaginary journey throught songs and stories.
Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 10
The Iridium (Listening Room)
New York, NY
May 11
Brooklyn Made (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
May 11
Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
May 11
This is going to be a concert you will never forget. Joy Clark and Kirsten Maxwell are two of the premiere singer-songwriters and vocalists in today's acoustic music scene.
Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
May 11
The Bitter End (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 13
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 14
The Triad Theater NYC (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 17
Outpost in the Burbs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Montclair, NJ
May 18
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Listening Room)
Teaneck, NJ
May 19
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
May 19
Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
Brooklyn, NY
May 24
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
May 25
Cafe Wha? (Small Theater)
New York, NY
May 25
Branded Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Brooklyn, NY
May 26
Award-winning NY-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist known for her soulful vocals, dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, & highly entertaining improvisational stage banter.
Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Pawling, NY
May 29
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.
The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
New York, NY
May 31
Outpost in the Burbs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Montclair, NJ
May 31
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Port Washington, NY
June 1
Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Piermont, NY
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Ossining, New York

House Concerts

Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Celia's Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Harper Hall (Newburgh)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Shine Sessions House Concerts (Commack)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)

Listening Rooms

Brooklyn Artery (Brooklyn)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
City Winery (Montgomery)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Shrine (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
The Iridium (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Towne Crier Cafe (Beacon)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)

Folk Music Societies

Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Common Ground Coffeehouse (Dobbs Ferry)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Fellowship Variety Music Cafe at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie)
Glen Ridge Train Station (Glen Ridge)
Lyrics Coffeehouse (Redding)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)

Vineyards & Breweries

Jones Family Farms (Shelton)
Torne Valley Vineyards (Sloatsburg)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
Cafe Carlyle (New York)
Caffeine Underground (Brooklyn)
Carroll Place (New York)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Mohansic Grill and Lounge (Yorktown Heights)
Noble Coffee Roasters (Campbell Hall)
Notch8 (Bethel)
Organic Grill (New York)
Rosy Tomorrow's (Danbury)
Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden (Far Rockawa)
Silvana (New York)
The Falcon (Marlboro)
The Fine Grind (Little Falls)
The Hangout Cafe (Carmel Hamlet)
The Scratcher Sessions (New York)
The Wherehouse (Newburgh)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)

Libraries

Bethpage Library (Bethpage)
East Meadow Public Library (East Meadow)
Levittown Library (Levittown)
Mahopac Library (Mahopac)
New City Library (New City)
Norwalk Public Library (Norwalk)
Ossining Public Library (Ossining)
Ridgefield Library (Ridgefield)
Westbury Memorial Library (Westbury)

Small Theaters

Bedford Playhouse (Bedford)
Cafe Wha? (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
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)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
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)
Wall Street Theater (Norwalk)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Westport)
Lasdon Park & Arboretum • Fall Concerts in the Park (Katonah)

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)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
The Sultan Room (Brooklyn)