Live Acoustic Music Near New Haven, Connecticut

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

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in New Haven. 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

Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Old Church Concert Series (House Concert)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Jan 10, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at Friday Night Folk at All Souls (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at Walkabout Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Roaring Brook Concerts (Listening Room)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Nights at the Beekley (Listening Room)
Jan 21, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Lazer Lloyd blends Americana roots, folk rock and outlaw country blues with psychedelic spice for an unforgettable night of live music.
Jan 28, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at New Morning Songwriter Series (House Concert)
“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
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at New Morning Songwriter Series (House Concert)
“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
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Ridgefield Playhouse (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around New Haven, CT

House Concerts

New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
The Old Church Concert Series (Rocky Hill)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Singer Songwriter Heaven House Concert (Beekman)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)

Listening Rooms

Cafe Nine (New Haven)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Nights at the Beekley (New Hartford)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Outer Space (Hamden)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Maple Tree Cafe (Simsbury)

Vineyards & Breweries

Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)
Brignole Vineyards (East Granby)

Small Theaters

College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Playhouse on Park (West Hartford)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Infinity Hall (Norfolk)

Outdoor Music Series

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)