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.

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 several listening rooms and small theaters in Princeton. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

July 5
Wayne has been called "The King of Juke Joint swing, with a genuine affinity for stomping rockabilly, Western swing, blues, and old-timey country.
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
July 8
Red Tank Brewing (Brewery)
Red Bank, NJ
July 8
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
Philadelphia, PA
July 8
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
July 8
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
July 10
Philadelphia Folksong Society (Folk Music Society)
Philadelphia, PA
July 10
Sunday Night Music Club at Frenchtown Bookshop (Listening Room)
Frenchtown, NJ
July 12
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
July 12
Underground Arts (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
July 14
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
Philadelphia, PA
July 15
Red Tank Brewing (Brewery)
Red Bank, NJ
July 15
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
July 16
More Barn Studios (Listening Room)
Stockton, NJ
July 16
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
July 17
Count Basie Theatre (Concert Hall)
Red Bank, NJ
July 17
Sunday Night Music Club at Frenchtown Bookshop (Listening Room)
Frenchtown, NJ
July 19
Funky Folk
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
July 20
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
July 24
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
Philadelphia, PA
July 27
MilkBoy (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
July 27
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
July 29
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
July 29
Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Hopewell, NJ
July 31
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
August 3
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
August 4
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
August 5
The Wonder Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Asbury Park, NJ
August 6
MilkBoy (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
August 6
Jeff Mamett is a storyteller, influenced by writers such as Guy Clark and John Prine, merging elements of American roots music into what some have called a “modern western” sound.
More Barn Studios (Listening Room)
Stockton, NJ
August 7
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
August 12
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
August 12
Born in Memphis, Tenn, Rosalyn McClore is one of the most talented jazz pianists, singers and songwriters on the east coast.
Gladstone Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Peapack and Gladstone, NJ
August 13
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
August 14
Marc Douglas Berardo and Texas Legend perform at this premier house concert series in Belvidere, NJ hosted by Jeff and Sandi Rusch. This is part of The Cheap Northeast Summer Vacation Tour 2022
Silo Series House Concerts (House Concert)
Belvidere, NJ
August 17
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
August 17
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
August 18
Red Tank Brewing (Brewery)
Red Bank, NJ
August 18
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
August 18
Union Transfer (Bar/Nightclub)
Philadelphia, PA
August 19
Gladstone Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Peapack and Gladstone, NJ
August 20
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
Philadelphia, PA
August 23
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
August 24
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
August 24
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
August 25
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
August 26
Keswick Theatre (Small Theater)
Glenside, PA
August 26
Jessica Lea Mayfield is an American singer-songwriter from Kent, Ohio. She is known for her ominous song writing, with a plaintive minimalist style that draws on both country and rock music
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
August 26
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
August 27
Sellersville Theater (Small Theater)
Sellersville, PA
August 28
Krobath Concert Series (House Concert)
Hatfield, PA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Princeton, New Jersey

House Concerts

Circle of Friends House Concerts (Riverton)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Corner House Concerts (Philadelphia)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Jen and Dave's House Concert (Moorestown)
Krobath Concert Series (Hatfield)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Philadelphia)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Lambertville House (Lambertville)
MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
Randy's Man Cave (Bordentown)
Sunday Night Music Club at Frenchtown Bookshop (Frenchtown)
Tavern Concerts in Old Richmond Town (Staten Island)
The Locks at Sona (Philadelphia)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Underground Arts (Philadelphia)

Folk Music Societies

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
The Folk Project - The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Gladstone Tavern (Peapack and Gladstone)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)

Small Theaters

Keswick Theatre (Glenside)
Sellersville Theater (Sellersville)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)

Outdoor Music Series

Acoustic Kitchen (Easton)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Parlor at Hailey’s and The Hangout at Hailey’s (Metuchen)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
Union Transfer (Philadelphia)