Live Acoustic Music Near New York, New York

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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 York 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 York host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 York. 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Nov 15, 2018
The Infamous Stringdusters (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Gramercy Theatre (Concert Hall)
Nov 15, 2018
Rachael Kilgour (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hard Luck Cafe (Listening Room)
Nov 16, 2018
Lucy Kaplansky (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Outpost in the Burbs (Coffeehouse)
Nov 17, 2018
Alice Howe (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Earth Room Concerts (Listening Room)
Nov 17, 2018
Rachael Sage (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at People's Voice Cafe (Coffeehouse)
Nov 17, 2018
Heather Maloney (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 18, 2018
American Opera (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Arlene's Grocery (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 18, 2018
Adam Faucett (Unknown)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 18, 2018
Kelly and Ellis (Americana)
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe/Restaurant)
Nov 18, 2018
Ronnie Baker Brooks (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 19, 2018
Joshua Radin (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 20, 2018
Joshua Radin (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 20, 2018
Kirsten Maxwell (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Nov 20, 2018
Abbie Gardner (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 23, 2018
Windborne (Folk)
Playing at The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Coffeehouse)
Nov 24, 2018
Rachael Kilgour (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 24, 2018
Stephen Kellogg (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 28, 2018
Kris Allen (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 29, 2018
James Maddock (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 29, 2018
Dave Eggar (Instrumental)
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around New York, NY

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House Concerts

Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
Banjo Lisa's House Concerts (South Orange)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
Peckman / Kraus House Concert (West Orange)
Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Court House Concerts (Merrick)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
Finch Mountain House Concerts (Babylon)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
The Living Room (New York)
Cornelia Street Cafe (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
The Firehouse Space (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Lagond's Live from the Haven (Elmsford)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
The Saint (Asbury Park)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Smith Road Coffee House (Parsippany)
The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series hosted by The Folk Project (Morristown)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme (Succasunna)
StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Pottersville Acoustic Cafe (Pottersville)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)

Cafes & Restaurants

Scratcher Cafe (New York)
The Path Cafe (New York)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Brooklyn Public House (Brooklyn)
Spike Hill (Brooklyn)
Dinosaur BBQ Brooklyn (Brooklyn)
Cafe Moto (Brooklyn)
Cafe Carlyle (New York)
SoHo Lounge (Brooklyn)
Trend Coffee (Montclair)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
Van Gogh's Ear Cafe (Union)
Crossroads (Garwood)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
10th Ave Burrito Company (Belmar)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Brix City Brewery (Little Ferry)


North Castle Public Library (Armonk)
Ossining Public Library (Ossining)

Small Theaters

Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
Darress Theatre (Boonton)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)

Bars & Nightclubs

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