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

Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Postcrypt Coffeehouse (College/University)
“Lisa Brigantino is what you’d call a complete musician—a superb multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Brigantino brings to her songwriting that real sense of melody that so many putative writers lack.” – Jon Sobel, Blog Critics
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Long Island HC (House Concert)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Acoustic Celebration (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Barbes (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Just a nice Jewish boy with a suitcase full of songs and stories and self deprecating humor.
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Gramercy Theatre (Concert Hall)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Jalopy Theater (Listening Room)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
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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)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (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)
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)
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)
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

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 Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (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)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
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)
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)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Parkside Lounge (New York)