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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portland, CT
|Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)|
|Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)|
|Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)|
|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)|
|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)|
|The Stomping Ground (Putnam)|
|Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)|
|Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)|
|Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)|
|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)|
|Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (Westport)|
|CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)|
|Space Ballroom (Hamden)|
|The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)|