Live Acoustic Music Near Jersey City, New Jersey

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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City 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 and around the Jersey City area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Montclair Brew (Vineyard/Brewery)
My obsession with melody and singing my heart out plus an adoration of alternative, rock and soul has lead me to write songs and live to perform them.
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Heights House Concert Series (House Concert)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 24, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at The Saint (Listening Room)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Jenkins House Concerts (House Concert)
Sean Charles Watkins is a member of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration.
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Music Room (House Concert)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (Small Theater)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at City Vineyard (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Live @ Drew's (House Concert)
Mar 2, 2020
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Mar 2, 2020
Playing at Hard Luck Cafe (Listening Room)
Mar 3, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at First Acoustics (House Concert)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Garden Stage Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Spiral Sounds Concerts (House Concert)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 9, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Joe's Pub at the Public (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at StarLight Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Hopewell Theater (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Walkabout Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at People's Voice Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Voices in the Heights (Listening Room)
“Seek this one out.” -Billboard Magazine. Known for her raw honesty and ability to connect with audiences, Cary brings fans to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal yet universal lyrics.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Listening Room)
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Jersey City, NJ

House Concerts

AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
House Show (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Camp Marshall House Concerts (Robbinsville Township)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)

Listening Rooms

Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
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)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series (Morristown)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
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)
Crossroads (Garwood)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Montclair Brew (Montclair)
Working Dog Winery (East Windsor)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown)
Four Sisters Winery (Belvidere)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

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