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 16, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 16, 2019
Playing at Waterfront Concert Series (Festival)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
An old soul from the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, twenty-year-old Trae Sheehan writes from a place of honesty with an understanding of people and culture gained through his travels and performances.
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at SubCulture (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)
House Show (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Worldwind House Concerts (Lawrenceville)
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)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
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)
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

Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

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)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
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)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
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)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)