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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Willimantic, CT
|Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)|
|Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)|
|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)|
|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)|
|The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)|
|The Stomping Ground (Putnam)|
|Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)|
|Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)|
|Chicopee Public Library (Chicopee)|
|Warwick Public Library (Warwick)|
|Franklin Public Library (Franklin)|
|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)|
|The Met (Pawtucket)|
|Space Ballroom (Hamden)|