Live Acoustic Music Near Middletown, 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 Middletown 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 Middletown 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 many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Middletown 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

Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Jul 21, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at Frank Melville Memorial Park (Outdoor Music Series)
The New Students perform in an eclectic blend of folk, roots, bluegrass and Americana traditions, with tight harmonies, skilled instrumentation, and thoughtful lyrics delighting audiences for a decade
Aug 11, 2020
Playing at The Malted Barley Upstairs (Listening Room)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Middletown, CT

House Concerts

The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)

Listening Rooms

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Twelve Moons Coffeehouse (Salisbury)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)

Small Theaters

Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)
Frank Melville Memorial Park (Setauket- East Setauket)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)