Live Acoustic Music Near Willimantic, 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 Willimantic 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 Willimantic host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Willimantic area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at Fire in the Kitchen (House Concert)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Franklin Public Library (Library)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at Academy of Music Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 21, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 22, 2021
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Willimantic, CT

House Concerts

Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)

Listening Rooms

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Music at Lily Pads (South Kingstown)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Askew (Providence)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)

Libraries

Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)

Small Theaters

The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Calvin Theater (Northampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Met (Pawtucket)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)