Live Acoustic Music Near South Orange, 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 South Orange 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 South Orange 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 South Orange 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

Jul 16, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 16, 2019
Playing at Waterfront Concert Series (Festival)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at 1867 Sanctuary (Listening Room)
Kristin is a captivating performer who combines her powerful, angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms and rare harp ability into a show unlike any other.
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
An old soul from the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, twenty-year-old Trae Sheehan writes from a place of honesty with an understanding of people and culture gained through his travels and performances.
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Silo Series House Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Listening Room)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Pete's Candy Store (Listening Room)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at White Eagle Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Turning Point Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Cozy Cabin Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Jul 22, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at The Stanhope House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around South Orange, NJ

House Concerts

Empty Nest Concerts (Maplewood)
Notes From Home House Concert Series (Montclair)
AJ Mahal House Concerts (Jersey City)
Spiral Sounds Concerts (Jersey City)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)
Hamilton Park House Concerts (Staten Island)
House Show (New York)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Cozy Cabin Concerts (Green Brook)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings On Hudson)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
Silo Series House Concerts (Belvidere)
Worldwind House Concerts (Lawrenceville)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Pete and Lisa's Ewing House Concerts (Ewing)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (Brick Township)
Hobbit Hill House Concerts (Ottsville)

Listening Rooms

Fox & Crow (Jersey City)
City Vineyard (New York)
City Winery (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
The Cutting Room (New York)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
Earth Room Concerts (Lincroft)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
Hopewell Theater (Hopewell)
The Saint (Asbury Park)
1867 Sanctuary (Ewing)
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (Lambertville)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Folk on Foul Rift (Mount Bethel)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
The Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Salt GastroPub (Stanhope)
Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)
John and Peter's (New Hope)
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope)
Noble Coffee Roasters (Campbell Hall)

Vineyards & Breweries

Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)
Beneduce Vineyards (Pittstown)
Four Sisters Winery (Belvidere)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards (Pennington)
New Hope Winery (New Hope)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

South Orange Performing Arts Center SOPAC (South Orange)
Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club (Bloomfield)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)
Avenel Performing Arts Center (Woodbridge Township)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Bitter End (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Roy's Hall (Blairstown)

Bars & Nightclubs

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