Live Acoustic Music Near Portland, Connecticut

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 Portland 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 Portland 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 and around the Portland area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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 28, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Acoustic Celebration (House Concert)
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 19, 2021
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 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.
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Community Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at The Stephen Talkhouse (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Sandisfield Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Bruces Blues Cafe (Listening Room)
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Oct 27, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at The Malted Barley Upstairs (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portland, CT

House Concerts

Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)

Listening Rooms

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
Daryl's House (Pawling)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Sandisfield Arts Center (Sandisfield)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)