Live Acoustic Music Near Princeton, New Jersey

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 Princeton area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Princeton 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 Princeton. 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

Oct 26, 2021
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Oct 26, 2021
Playing at Ardmore Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 27, 2021
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Oct 27, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at Lansdowne Folk Club (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Matt Butler is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and a storyteller. Butler’s debut album Reckless Son was released to critical acclaim on Sept. 9th, 2016. Immediately following the release, Butler wrote and performed “Just One,” the original song f
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Sharrott Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Roy's Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Nazareth Center For The Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at Ardmore Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 3, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 3, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Acoustic Kitchen (Outdoor Music Series)
Dave is an adept children's and adult folk performer with a wide repertoire of folk, blues, swing, bluegrass and contemporary songs. Acoustic guitar and mandolin. Master Teaching Artist.
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at 118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mackenzie Shivers began writing music when she was four years old and started piano lessons when she was five. In her songwriting, she underpins her classical training with an emotional essence that blossom together like bright buds as they bloom atop a
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at People's Voice Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at New Hope Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Union Transfer (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
The New Students perform in an eclectic blend of folk, roots, bluegrass and Americana traditions, with tight harmonies, skilled instrumentation, and thoughtful lyrics delighting audiences for a decade
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at Gramercy Theatre (Concert Hall)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Small Theater)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2021
Playing at Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Ardmore Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 15, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 16, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 16, 2021
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 16, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Princeton, NJ

House Concerts

Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Krobath Concert Series (Hatfield)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Musical Lairs House Concert Series (Villanova)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)

Listening Rooms

1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
Randy's Man Cave (Bordentown)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
The Locks at Sona (Philadelphia)
Underground Arts (Philadelphia)
City Winery (Philadelphia)
MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
The Living Room at 35 East (Ardmore)
Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
Lansdowne Folk Club (Lansdowne)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)

Folk Music Societies

Princeton Folk Music Society (Princeton)
Philadelphia Folksong Society (Philadelphia)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
New Avenue Cafe (Havertown)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenixville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)
Black River Farms (Bethlehem)
Sharrott Winery (Hammonton)

Small Theaters

Keswick Theatre (Glenside)
Sellersville Theater (Sellersville)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Nazareth Center For The Arts (Nazareth)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)
The Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville)

Outdoor Music Series

Acoustic Kitchen (Easton)
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Bryn Mawr)

Bars & Nightclubs

Union Transfer (Philadelphia)
Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
118 North (Wayne)
Parkside Lounge (New York)