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

Dec 10, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 10, 2019
Playing at The Mercury Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Le Poisson Rouge (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Murmrr (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Cafe Nine (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at American Folk Art Museum (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Branford Folk Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL New York (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Live at the Upstream (Listening Room)
Dec 17, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 17, 2019
Playing at Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street (Small Theater)
Dec 19, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at The Bowery Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Tarrytown Music Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 31, 2019
Playing at Rockwood Music Hall (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)
Songbox House Concerts (Seaford)
The Funkhouse (Westbury)
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)
Blue Spruce Concerts (Yorktown Heights)
Dionigi House Concerts (Durham)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
The Music Room (Cortlandt Manor)
Paul's Brooklyn House Concerts (Brooklyn)
First Acoustics (Brooklyn)
Jenkins House Concerts (New York)
House Show (New York)
Kathryn’s House Concerts Series (New York)
Heights House Concert Series (Jersey City)

Listening Rooms

Grounds and Sounds Cafe (Stony Brook)
Hard Luck Cafe (Huntington)
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)
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)
City Vineyard (New York)
The Acoustic Cafe Music Series (Park Ridge)
Daryl's House (Pawling)
Jalopy Theater (Brooklyn)
Fox & Crow (Jersey City)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

StarLight Coffeehouse (Northport)
Good Folk Coffeehouse (Rowayton)
Voices Cafe (Westport)
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)
Good News Christian Coffee House (Bronxville)
Common Ground Coffeehouse (Hastings-on-Hudson)
People's Voice Cafe (New York)
Christopher Street Coffee House (New York)
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (Putnam Valley)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bellmore Bean Cafe (Bellmore)
Cave A Vin (New Haven)
The Outer Space (Hamden)
An Beal Bocht Cafe (Bronx)
C.J. Sparrow (Cheshire)
Turning Point Cafe (Piermont)
Hill Country Barbecue (NY) (New York)
Drip Beverage Lounge (Brooklyn)
BeanRunner Cafe (Peekskill)

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)
Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre)
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck)
Common Ground Community Concerts at Irvington Town Hall (Irvington)
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

CHIRP Concerts (Ridgefield)

Bars & Nightclubs

Parkside Lounge (New York)
The Mercury Lounge (New York)
The Bowery Electric (New York)
The Bowery Ballroom (New York)