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

Featured

Aug 18, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
“... vocals shine with the energy befitting a Broadway musical - the acoustic compositions are enchanting and the lyrical tales make the best of the human experience.” - Americana Highways
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Music My Mother Would Not Like (Online Concert Stream)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Aug 28, 2020
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Aug 29, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 29, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 9, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at Milford Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 15, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
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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)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Down By The Creek House Concerts (Patchogue)
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)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Brookhaven)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)

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)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
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)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cave A Vin (New Haven)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)

Vineyards & Breweries

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)
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
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)
Southampton Arts Center (Southampton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)