Live Acoustic Music Near New Haven, 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 New Haven 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 New Haven 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 New Haven. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Nov 14, 2019
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Trinity Church Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Long Island HC (House Concert)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City,
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 24, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Nov 29, 2019
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
"Singing guitarists Dustin & Ian Meadows prove that roots music is an unending resource, turning early influences gleaned from the Band and Gillian Welch into an engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own." - Boston Globe
Nov 29, 2019
Playing at Cave A Vin (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 29, 2019
Playing at Brignole Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Nov 30, 2019
Playing at C.J. Sparrow (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around New Haven, CT

House Concerts

New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
Durham House Concerts (Durham)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
The Old Church Concert Series (Rocky Hill)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Singer Songwriter Heaven House Concert (Beekman)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)

Listening Rooms

Cafe Nine (New Haven)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Centerport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Outer Space (Hamden)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Maple Tree Cafe (Simsbury)

Vineyards & Breweries

Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)