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

Jun 11, 2020
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Jun 11, 2020
Playing at Askew (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and voice w bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern & a fierce intellect... might seem too good to be true, but true it is”-Acoustic Live
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Acousticool House Concert (House Concert)
Jul 21, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 11, 2020
Playing at The Malted Barley Upstairs (Listening Room)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around New London, CT

House Concerts

Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)

Listening Rooms

The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)
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)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
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

Perks and Corks (Westerly)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
The Safari Room at OceanCliff (Newport)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Askew (Providence)

Vineyards & Breweries

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


Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)
Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)
Space Ballroom (Hamden)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)