Live Acoustic Music Near West Hartford, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the West Hartford 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 West Hartford 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 West Hartford 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

April 25
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
April 25
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
April 26
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
April 27
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
April 27
Halcyon Arts (Listening Room)
South Hadley, MA
April 27
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
April 27
The Packing House (Listening Room)
Willington, CT
April 28
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
April 28
Simsbury Public Library (Library)
Simsbury, CT
April 28
April 28
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
April 28
Norbrook Farm Brewery (Brewery)
Colebrook, CT
April 30
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 4
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 4
After 50 years of bold work, Holly Near is still one of the most consistent and well informed voices for change. $25 at the door
Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Hartford, CT
May 4
The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
West Hartford, CT
May 5
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 9
Broad Brook Brewing (Brewery)
Suffield, CT
May 9
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 10
Chester Common Table (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Chester, MA
May 11
Still Hill Brewery (Brewery)
Rocky Hill, CT
May 11
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
May 12
Traveling Light's roots are deep in bluegrass, but Sumner's lyric-forward songs & snaking progressions demand something beyond folk conventions, highlighting the range of bandmates Kat Wallace (fiddle/tenor guitar/harms) & Mike Siegel (upright bass).
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 12
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
May 15
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
May 15
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 16
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
May 16
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
May 16
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences.
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 17
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
May 17
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Wallingford, CT
May 18
“Homemade rock and roll with a dose of rattlesnake venom and gospel-drenched howling.” -- All Things Considered "Tarbox is the most evocative and distinctive blues-roots artist to come down the pike in ages.” -- The Calgary Sun
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 18
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
May 19
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing all your favorite music from 1980 to NOW!!!!
Priam Vineyards (Vineyard)
Colchester, CT
May 19
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds (Online Concert Stream)
Northampton, MA
May 23
Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Hamden, CT
May 24
Brady Seals & Lua Crofts rekindle the musical fire started by Brady's multi-platinum selling cousin, Jim Seals and Lua's father, Dash Crofts, of Seals & Crofts.
May 25
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
May 26
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
May 26
Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
New Haven, CT
May 26
May 30
May 30
Almost Famous Brewing Company (Brewery)
East Granby, CT
June 1
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
June 1
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
June 2
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
June 8
2015 JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER An award-winning singer-songwriter known for his Folk-Pop style, Sean wrote, performed, and recorded with Chicago folk act The Lulabelles and his music has been featured on television and radio
June 8
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
June 10
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Northampton, MA
June 15
Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Hamden, CT
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around West Hartford, Connecticut

House Concerts

Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)

Listening Rooms

Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Halcyon Arts (South Hadley)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
The Packing House (Willington)
The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm (New Milford)
Twelve Moons Coffeehouse (Canaan)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Breadbox Folk Theater (Windham)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Hopkins Vineyard (Warren)
Jones Family Farms (Shelton)
Paradise Hills Vineyard (Wallingford)
Priam Vineyards (Colchester)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Chester Common Table (Chester)
Cotton Hollow Kitchen (Glastonbury)
Jazzy's Cabaret (New Haven)
Rally Caps Sports Bar & Grill (North Branford)
Shortstop Bar & Grill (Westfield)
The Flour Girl Cafe (Hebron)

Libraries

Between the Stacks at Beekley Community Library (New Hartford)
Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)
Fletcher LIbrary (Hampton)
Granville Public Library (Granville)
Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)
Torrington Library (Torrington)

Small Theaters

Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
BOMBYX Center for Arts and Equity (Northampton)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Sandisfield Arts Center (Sandisfield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)

Outdoor Music Series

Downtown Municipal Parking Lot (Newington)
Blue Back Square Farmers Market (West Hartford)

Bars & Nightclubs

Marigold Theater (Easthampton)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)