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.

Many 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

May 27, 2019
Playing at ArtsQuest (Listening Room)
May 29, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
May 29, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 29, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 30, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Fox & Crow (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 31, 2019
Playing at The Locks at Sona (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Godfrey Daniels (Listening Room)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at The Locks at Sona (Listening Room)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Princeton, NJ

House Concerts

Worldwind House Concerts (Lawrenceville)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Hobbit Hill House Concerts (Ottsville)
Mueller House Concerts (Warrington)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Musical Lairs House Concert Series (Villanova)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House Show (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Concerts at the Beach House (Lansdowne)
Monocacy Creek House Concerts (Nazareth)
Lansdowne Folk Club (Lansdowne)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)

Listening Rooms

Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
The Locks at Sona (Philadelphia)
Underground Arts (Philadelphia)
MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
Connie's Ric Rac (Philadelphia)
Boot and Saddle (Philadelphia)
The Living Room at 35 East (Ardmore)
ArtsQuest (Bethlehem)
Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
City Vineyard (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
City Winery (New York)
Jamey's House of Music (Lansdowne)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)
The Cutting Room (New York)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Trinity Spotlight Concert Series (Berwyn)
Our Community Cup Coffeehouse (Springfield)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

John and Peter's (New Hope)
Havana New Hope (New Hope)
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope)
The Mermaid Inn (Philadelphia)
Quakertown Farmers Market and Flea Market (Quakertown)
Bourbon & Branch (Philadelphia)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
The Twisted Tail (Philadelphia)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Burlap and Bean Coffee (Newtown Square)
Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenixville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)
Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown)
Rusty Rail Brewing Company (Mifflinburg)
Four Sisters Winery (Belvidere)
Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Sharrott Winery (Hammonton)
White Horse Winery (Hammonton)

Small Theaters

Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
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)
Nazareth Center For The Arts (Nazareth)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Bitter End (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)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
The Electric Factory (Philadelphia)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
118 North (Wayne)
Parkside Lounge (New York)