Live Acoustic Music Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Philadelphia. 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

Featured

Sep 11, 2021
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
You are not alone. You are The Midnight Commander.
Jul 31, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 31, 2021
Playing at The Kennett Flash (Listening Room)
Jul 31, 2021
Playing at The Living Room at 35 East (Listening Room)
Aug 4, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Uplifting. Energetic. Heartfelt. Nationally touring Folk Americana singer songwriters BETTMAN & HALPIN have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, trans
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Aug 6, 2021
Playing at Krobath Concert Series (House Concert)
Aug 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 8, 2021
Playing at West Chester House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 15, 2021
Playing at Jackyard House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 26, 2021
Playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 11, 2021
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
Sep 11, 2021
Playing at Musical Lairs House Concert Series (House Concert)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
Compass Records recording artist. Formerly on Windham Hill. Began career at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Songs covered by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Dion
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at New Avenue Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Sharrott Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 22, 2021
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 22, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Sean Charles Watkins is a member of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration.
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Jackyard House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at Keswick Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at Keswick Theatre (Small Theater)
Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Locks at Sona (Listening Room)
Oct 13, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Keswick Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Arden Gild Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Philadelphia, PA

House Concerts

Musical Lairs House Concert Series (Villanova)
Jackyard House Concerts (West Chester)
Krobath Concert Series (Hatfield)
West Chester House Concerts (West Chester)
Graffiti Dog Concert Series (Galloway)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Philadelphia)
Underground Arts (Philadelphia)
Lansdowne Folk Club (Lansdowne)
The Locks at Sona (Philadelphia)
The Living Room at 35 East (Ardmore)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Kennett Flash (Kennett Square)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Friends Folk Club (Oxford)

Folk Music Societies

Philadelphia Folksong Society (Philadelphia)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Twisted Tail (Philadelphia)
New Avenue Cafe (Havertown)
Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenixville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rusty Rail Brewing Company (Mifflinburg)
Sharrott Winery (Hammonton)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
Black River Farms (Bethlehem)

Small Theaters

World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)
Keswick Theatre (Glenside)
Arden Gild Hall (Wilmington)
The Grand Opera House - Copeland Hall (Wilmington)
Sellersville Theater (Sellersville)

Outdoor Music Series

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Bryn Mawr)

Bars & Nightclubs

Union Transfer (Philadelphia)
Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore)
118 North (Wayne)