Live Acoustic Music Near Montclair, 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 Montclair 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 Montclair 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 Montclair 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

Dec 3, 2020
Playing at Emelin Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 1, 2021
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Montclair, NJ

House Concerts

Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Evergreen House Concerts (Plainfield)
Live @ Drew's (Ringwood)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Concerts in the Studio (Freehold)
Northern Light House Concerts (Washington)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)

Listening Rooms

Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
More Barn Studios (Stockton)
Towne Crier Cafe (Beacon)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Crossroads (Garwood)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Noble Coffee Roasters (Campbell Hall)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

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