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

May 29, 2020
Playing at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Listening Room)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Space Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Voices Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Listening Room)
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
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Trinity Church Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at New Morning Songwriter Series (House Concert)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Fire in the Kitchen (House Concert)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Folk Music Society of Huntington 1st Saturday Concerts (Folk Music Society)
May 5, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
May 5, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
May 7, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 8, 2020
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Walkabout Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 10, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
May 14, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
May 16, 2020
Playing at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Jun 11, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
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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)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
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)
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)
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)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
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)
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)
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

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)