Live Acoustic Music Near New London, 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 London 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 London 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 London. 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 19, 2019
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Bread Box Theater (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Warwick Public Library (Library)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at The Knickerbocker Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (Listening Room)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
"Singing guitarists Dustin & Ian Meadows prove that roots music is an unending resource, turning early influences gleaned from the Band and Gillian Welch into an engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own." - Boston Globe
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at New Haven Folk Consortium (House Concert)
Oct 31, 2019
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at The Folk Fridays Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Courthouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 6, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Nov 8, 2019
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at Friday Night Folk at All Souls (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around New London, CT

House Concerts

Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (Peace Dale)
The Old Church Concert Series (Rocky Hill)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)

Listening Rooms

The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (Middletown)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
Trinity Church Music Series (Portland)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Java Madness (Wakefield)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Outer Space (Hamden)

Vineyards & Breweries

Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
AS220 (Providence)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)