Live Acoustic Music Near New York, New York

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 York 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 York host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. 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 New York. 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

Jul 9, 2020
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 10, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 12, 2020
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2020
Playing at Crossroads (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 22, 2020
Playing at 10th Ave Burrito Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 13, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Aug 28, 2020
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 5, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 11, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Sep 16, 2020
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2020
Playing at Garden Stage Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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.
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New York, NY

House Concerts

Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)

Listening Rooms

City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Folk Project (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Montclair Brew (Montclair)
Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Cafe Bohemia (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)