Live Acoustic Music Near Stony Brook, New York

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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 14, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 19, 2020
Playing at Down By The Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 21, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at Frank Melville Memorial Park (Outdoor Music Series)
The New Students perform in an eclectic blend of folk, roots, bluegrass and Americana traditions, with tight harmonies, skilled instrumentation, and thoughtful lyrics delighting audiences for a decade
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Rough Trade (Listening Room)
Aug 28, 2020
Playing at Fairfield Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 5, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 9, 2020
Playing at College Street Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at Milford Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 11, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at The Cutting Room (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 2, 2020
Playing at Garden Stage Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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.
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 7, 2020
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Stony Brook, NY

House Concerts

Long Island HC (Lake Ronkonkoma)
Down By The Creek House Concerts (Patchogue)
New Haven Folk Consortium (New Haven)
Our Times Coffeehouse (Garden City)
Acoustic Celebration (Ridgefield)
Chestnut Tree Concerts (Oxford)
River Spirit Music House Concerts (Hastings-on-Hudson)
ConnArtists (Southbury)
Fire in the Kitchen (Madison)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
The Old Church Concert Series (Meriden)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
House of Love Concerts (Brooklyn)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)

Listening Rooms

Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
Old South Haven Presbyterian Church (Brookhaven)
Acoustic Cafe (Bridgeport)
Cafe Nine (New Haven)
East Rock Concert Series at mActivity (New Haven)
Bruces Blues Cafe (Southbury)
Live at the Upstream (Hastings-on-Hudson)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Brooklyn)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Rough Trade (Brooklyn)
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
The Cutting Room (New York)
The Owl Music Parlor (Brooklyn)
Ethical Brew at The Ethical Culture Society (Teaneck)
The Way Station (Brooklyn)
Joe's Pub at the Public (New York)
SubCulture (New York)
Borderline Folk Music Club (New City)
City Winery (New York)
Voices in the Heights (Brooklyn)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
City Vineyard (New York)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
Glenwood Life Center - Memory Lane Music Cafe (Glenwood Landing)
Trinity Coffee House (New Haven)
Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Branford)
The Folk Fridays Concert Series (New Haven)
Garden Stage Coffee House (Garden City)
Walkabout Coffeehouse (White Plains)
Community Coffeehouse (Danbury)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cave A Vin (New Haven)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)

Vineyards & Breweries

Chamard Vineyards (Clinton)
Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn)
Threes Brewing (Brooklyn)

Libraries

Port Washington Library (Port Washington)

Small Theaters

Boulton Center for the Performing Arts (Bay Shore)
Fairfield Theatre (Fairfield)
Milford Center for the Arts (Milford)
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (Westhampton Beach)
College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Port Washington)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
The Schoolhouse Theater (North Salem)
Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York)
Murmrr (Brooklyn)
The Bitter End (New York)
Le Poisson Rouge (New York)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)
White Eagle Hall (Jersey City)

Outdoor Music Series

Frank Melville Memorial Park (Setauket- East Setauket)
CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Space Ballroom (Hamden)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
Arlene's Grocery (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)
Cafe Bohemia (New York)