Live Acoustic Music Near Southbury, 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 many house concerts being held in and around the Southbury 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 Southbury 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Southbury area. 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

August 11
The power trio, The CarLeans join Marc Douglas Berardo and Texas living legend, Walt Wilkins at Cafe Nine on their Cheap Northeast Summer Vacation Tour.
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
August 12
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
August 13
Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Bristol, CT
August 14
Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Norwalk, CT
August 18
CHIRP Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Ridgefield, CT
August 19
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Wallingford, CT
August 19
Grammy nominee & Berklee College Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky brings the spirit and escape of live concerts of fiddle, banjo, guitar and songs streamed from his living room to yours.
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
August 19
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
August 20
Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Pawling, NY
August 20
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
August 21
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
August 24
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
August 25
Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Norwalk, CT
August 26
Wall Street Theater (Small Theater)
Norwalk, CT
August 26
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
August 27
Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Pawling, NY
August 27
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
September 1
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
September 2
Jones Family Farms (Vineyard)
Shelton, CT
September 2
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
September 2
Five Corners Bistro and Craft Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Farmington, CT
September 3
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
The Brewery at Maple View Farm (Vineyard)
Granby, CT
September 5
Music at the Farmhouse (House Concert)
Chester, CT
September 7
Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Ridgefield, CT
September 9
Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Norfolk, CT
September 9
“Bob Malone doesn't just accompany himself on piano. He supports his singing with pulsating, roaring keyboard work that grabs you and shakes you until you cry for mercy.” — Keyboard Magazine
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
September 11
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
September 11
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
September 22
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
September 25
Deni Bonet’s a singer/songwriter & virtuoso violinist playing quirky, melodic folk-rock. Performances include Carnegie Hall, Great Wall of China, United Nations, & the White House for Pres. Obama.
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
September 28
Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Pawling, NY
September 30
Brian is a classic hard-working, touring troubadour, with a rich, clear voice and an engaging stage presence. With just guitar, voice, and a harmonica, Brian offers audiences inspired songs.
Hog River Brewing (Vineyard)
Hartford, CT
September 30
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 1970's, Halley released her debut record in June 2021.
October 1
Folk-pop artist Halley Neal is a Nashville based singer and songwriter. Inspired by music from the 1970's, Halley released her debut record in June 2021.
Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Bristol, CT
October 2
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
October 7
The Old Church Concert Series (House Concert)
Meriden, CT
October 8
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
October 14
Americana husband and wife duo. The sweetness and severity in their music echoes a cross between The Civil Wars and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Strong harmonies melt together with an undeniable edge.
Towne Crier Cafe (Listening Room)
Beacon, NY
October 14
Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard)
East Granby, CT
October 16
Ossining Public Library (Library)
Ossining, NY
October 22
Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Norfolk, CT
October 23
Bruces Blues Cafe (Listening Room)
Southbury, CT
October 28
Norbrook Farm Brewery (Vineyard)
Colebrook, CT
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Southbury, Connecticut

House Concerts

Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Music at the Farmhouse (Chester)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)

Listening Rooms

Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Marlborough Arts Center (Marlborough)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm (New Milford)
Towne Crier Cafe (Beacon)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Unitarian Society of Hartford (Hartford)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Vineyards & Breweries

Arrigoni Winery (Portland)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Candlewood Brewing (New Milford)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Hopkins Vineyard (Warren)
Hops on the Hill Brewery (Glastonbury)
Jones Family Farms (Shelton)
Norbrook Farm Brewery (Colebrook)
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Wallingford)
The Brewery at Maple View Farm (Granby)
White Silo Farm & Winery (Sherman)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
Bedford Playhouse (Bedford)
Dogwood Beacon (Beacon)
The Hangout Cafe (Carmel Hamlet)

Libraries

Ossining Public Library (Ossining)
Ridgefield Library (Ridgefield)
Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
Wall Street Theater (Norwalk)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Cockeyed Crow (North Haven)
Five Corners Bistro and Craft Bar (Farmington)
Joe's Filling Station (Cromwell)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)
Toad's Place (New Haven)