The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

8:00 pm20:00

The Suns Rock N Roll Revival !

THE SUNS are back with an All New Classic Rockabilly and Rock n Roll Revival Show featuring Dave Webster, Matthew DeTroy, Philip DiCostanzo, John Konya, Hans Broecking, Carol Piro, Dave Savitsky celebrating the songs of The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, John Lennon, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, Duanne Eddy, Sam Cooke, Ben E. King, Gene Vincent. Bring your Dancing Shoes !!!!

8:00 pm20:00

Elise Testone, Joanna Teters (Mad Satta)

Two of the most electrifying and soulful female performers in the game today, joining forces for a holiday season double header that will melt your heart, lift your spirit, and shake your booty. Don't miss this special night with two very special vocalists backed by two super-tight bands. 

8:00 pm20:00

Hubi Hitch Holiday Bash!

HUBINGER ST. (hue-bin-jer) is an independent, Southern Connecticut based band loaded with endless energy, fun, and improvisational bravado.  What started out as an acoustic duo of Matt Miklus and Casey Gorman in 1994 quickly evolved into a jamming rock-n-roll quartet .  Hubinger St. was formed and has been playing the club circuit since 1995.  Over the years the band independently released two full length CD’s , two shorter EPs and they have performed at clubs, theaters and events all over the North East.  Including the first ever Gathering of the Vibes at Croton Point, NY in 1997 and again in 2007 in Bridgeport. They have been the headlining act at many clubs but also have played in support of many great acts such as Govt. Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Morse, Lesie West, JGB, Jazz is Dead and many more.

    The group revels in improvisation. Their live shows feature dynamic jams that often invoke the personality of other “jam bands”, while producing inventive tones and textures all their own.

Relix Magazine said: " there's a sense of good karma and spirit to their music." 

The bottom line is.. these guys rock!  Three part vocal harmonies, tight grooves and segued surprises!  Come on down to check ‘em out and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Hubinger St. is Matt Miklus, Casey Gorman, Sammy Blanchetteand Gary Collins.


Hitch & the Giddyup

Moving nimbly between traditional folk, progressive bluegrass, and countrified Americana, Hitch and the Giddyup trade in the musical wares of soulful singing, hot picking, and deft song craft. The group formed in 2013 as a collective of several well-known Connecticut acoustic bands, including the String Fingers Band, Five in the Chamber, and Hoe.

Hitch and the Giddyup has evolved from the beginning, incorporating original and traditional bluegrass music with rock, country., and blues. Their influences range among a wide scope of artists, including Bela Fleck, Little Feat, Drive-by Truckers, the Infamous Stringdusters, and Old & in the Way. Spitfire banjo rolls, melodic mandolin lines, and nimble guitar work combine with rich vocal harmonies to create a unique yet familiar sound.

Hitch & the Giddyup has performed at a number of notable regional venues, including the Acoustic, BRYAC, and Two Roads Brewery, as well as festivals such as Soupstock and the Martha's Vineyard Sound Fest. You can catch them the third Thursday of every month at Walrus + Carpenter in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport for their "Brewgrass" night, as well as in surrounding music clubs, venues, and festivals. Giddyup!


Dan Carlucci - guitar & vocals

Bob Csugie - bass & vocals

Pete Kaufman - banjo & vocals

David Kaye - mandolin, dobro, & vocals

Kenny Owens - drums & vocals

7:00 pm19:00

The Hollywood Allstars 2017 Kick Off!

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see and hear musicians who’ve performed with Sting, The Allman Brothers, Sypro Gyra, James Brown, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat & Tears and Sheryl Crow (to name just a few), in the intimate setting of one of Fairfield Counties great new Music Rooms, The Acoustic, located in the historic section of Black Rock.

Led by Grammy Nominated Songwriter/Producer/Keyboardist & Former Epic/CBS Recording Artist “Hollywood” Steve Gaspár, The Hollywood All-star Band is a 11 Piece Collection of musicians whose credits read quite literally like a “who’s who” in Contemporary Music. All too often the term “All Stars” is used when referring to a band, but it this case the moniker truly applies. The band is led by classically trained pianist “Hollywood” Steve Gaspár on Hammond Organ and Piano, who in addition to having played & recorded with such notable “Pop/R&B” artists as B.B. King, Edgar Winter, James Brown, Peter Criss (from KISS) and Liberty DeVito from the Billy Joel band, has also appeared as piano soloist with the New Haven and Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras. In addition, Steve has written songs that can be heard on American Idol, ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and numerous artists’ albums domestically and internationally. 

Joining Steve will be Timmy Maia, Christine Tambakis, Erin Cruise, Andy Abel, Eddie Torres, Dave Anderson, Eric Kalb, Bill Harris and John Fumasoli,
Plus a few very special, “Surprise Guests”! 

The Hollywood All-stars play an eclectic, booty shakin’ blend of Funky R&B / R&R!
Don’t miss it! 

*Why not give tickets to this show to all your Music Loving Friends as a very Unique Christmas Gift!

8:00 pm20:00

Eric Krasno Band, Marcus King Band

Advanced Tix On Sale 11/22!

Eric Krasno Band

For nearly two decades, Eric Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music. We've heard his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded), seen him onstage supporting the likes of the Rolling Stones and The Roots, watched him take home multiple GRAMMY Awards, and benefited from his deft, behind-the-scenes work as a producer and songwriter for everyone from Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, and 50 Cent to Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone. Krasno's rousing new solo album, 'Blood From A Stone,' reveals a previously unknown and utterly compelling side of his artistry, though, inviting us to bear witness as he both literally and metaphorically finds his voice.

"I’ve been writing songs with vocals for other people for a while," explains Krasno, who sings for the first time on 'Blood From A Stone.' "With these songs, we initially wrote them thinking others would sing them, so when I was in the studio with different artists, sometimes I'd introduce one of the tracks and they'd record it, but it wouldn't necessarily work out. Eventually, I realized it was because I'd written these songs for myself."

It might sound strange hearing Krasno discuss the idea of "finding his voice" so deep into a career already chock full of remarkable songwriting, but as he sees it, there's something new, something intimately personal about this album that urged him to step up to the microphone for the first time. And though so much about this album feels like uncharted territory, in some ways, it brings him all the way back to his musical roots.

Marcus King Band

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader.  At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records.  Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts. 

Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father—bluesman Marvin King, who himself was the son of a regionally-known guitarist—before striking out on his own. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soul Insight; The Marcus King Band broadens his sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the process. His band gets in on the action too, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multi-tasker, King bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar — as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home with his soulful, incendiary voice. 

8:00 pm20:00

lespecial with Teddy Midnight

Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology. Their debut full length album “Omnisquid”, out November 20th 2015, captures the band (at their heaviest,) interweaving dark, heavy, polyrhythmic grooves with head bobbing electronic synths and samplers augmented with fierce, precise musicianship, creating an apocalyptic backdrop for the sci-fi storyline. Preceded by their Ceremony EP (2013) and Playonbrother Sessions (2011), Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar/synth/sampler/vocals), Luke Bemand (bass/synth) and Rory Dolan (drums/sampler) ignore convention, instead amalgamating the familiar styles of Afro-Latin rhythmic traditions, Hip Hop, Funk and Metal into a singular sound that dexterously transforms during their live sets and over the course of their studio albums. As Ben Weiss of Relix Magazine puts it, “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”

Brooklyn based Teddy Midnight demonstrates a creative combination of progressive rock, drum and bass, jazz and downtempo. This unique blend earned the term Electro-Dance-Funk, a self- described genre based on the style of Teddy Midnight. The band’s live show instinctively gets the party moving and won’t let up any time soon. With members Wiley Griffin, Sean McAuley, Adam Magnan, and Sean Silva, Teddy Midnight is the group you don’t want to miss. 

Teddy Midnight’s debut EP was released early 2014 featuring songs that Live for Live Music calls "...cosmic, soothing contemplative pieces that soar through carefully constructed sections, and will have you dancing.”

They’ve shared the stage with fellow local bands, Dopapod, Consider the Source and MUN, as well as festival regulars Kung Fu, Twiddle, The Werks, Brothers Past, Lespecial, and The Indobox.

After playing sold out shows at NYC venues such as Irving Plaza, Brooklyn Bowl, Gramercy Theatre, and Bowery Ballroom, Teddy Midnight performed at various festivals during Summer 2015. New fans were gained during well known festivals such as Catskill Chill, Disc Jam, Spectral Fest, Harvest Fest and the Werk Out Festival this year and continue to generate a loyal following. The band has been hard at work this fall after the announcement of Wiley Griffin as their lead guitarist in August and are currently recording a new full length album at Telefunken Studio.

8:00 pm20:00

Ada Pasternak Residency - Farewell to CT - Free Show

Hi! So next month I'm doing a Holiday Residency at 'The Acoustic' in Bridgeport, and these will be my last shows in CT before I move to Los Angeles. 
You have three opportunities to catch my show before I fly to the West Coast - 12/7, 12/14, 12/21. All Shows 8pm. 
Hopefully you can attend at least one, I would love to see you. 

I want you to come and enjoy the music. Let's spend the holiday season together, in good spirits, full of love and gratitude. 
My gift to you is my music. 

Donations are welcomed and appreciated ♥

Playing with Guitarist John Pioli and looking forward to it

8:00 pm20:00

DJ Logic w/ The Alpaca Gnomes

DJ Logic w/ The Alpaca Gnomes

3 Sets of Music

Welcome Gnomies! We are a 7 piece original rock/folk band out of Southern CT. You can catch us in a myriad of venues singing our originals as well as our favorite songs by other artists. We thank you for all your support during our journey and if you are just joining us, hop on for the ride!

We are working on our new album as we speak and road testing the new songs at our shows. We hope to see you in the crowd with a smile on your face and a gnome hat upon your head! 

Gnomes: Benny - Acoustic, Vocals; Mike - Drums; Kimberly - Violin, Flute, Vocals; Marty - Bass, Guitar; CB - Guitar, Bass, Vocals;  Summ - Percussion; TBone - Keys;  and sometimes our friends: Matt - Slide Guitar; Adam - Saxophone;  Joe - Guitar, Bass, Vocals.

“The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and sprinkling his sound across the map. As one of the world's most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ LOGIC is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip - hop realms and is consideredby most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.

Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from the likes of: MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, VERNON REID, CHARLIE HUNTER, JACK DeJOHNETTE, JOHN MAYER, BEN HARPER, MOS DEF and THE ROOTS, to name but a few.

8:00 pm20:00

London Souls w/s/g Jake Kulak

The London Souls’ unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll formulae recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future. The band’s celebrated sound and spirit draws significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket among many more.

8:00 pm20:00

Bluegrass & Beer w/ Korey Brodsky Band

Please head on over to The Acoustic this Thursday for another episode of Bluegrass & Beer. The feature artists for the evening will be the very talented Korey Brodsky Band showing us some fancy pickin'.

And....if you are looking for that special holiday gift for your loved ones, you can pick up a copy or two or three of Korey's latest CD Cruizin'. See you there!

Happy Holiday Season from your Bluegrass Buddies.

8:00 pm20:00

Black Rocksgiving w/ The Bobby Paltauf Band and Tracy Jo & The Toads

Bobby Paltauf Band & Tracy Jo & The Toads
SAT 11/26 • at The Acoustic

2 Sets + a collaboration on The Allman Brothers' "Brothers and Sisters" album in its entirety!


Bobby's Band:
Bobby Paltauf Band was founded in 2013 by artist Bobby Paltauf. By the age of 17 years-old, he had already played with some of the most notable musicians the industry has to offer such as Buddy Guy, The Meters, Page McConnell, The Revivalists, Twiddle, and Anders Osborne. The bands current lineup consists of Nick Morcaldi (Drums), Colin Dooman (Bass Guitar), and Bobby Paltauf (Guitar, Vocals). They strive to keep the shows raw, high energy, and powerful, aiming for that classic rock n roll trio sound. Constantly writing new and fresh music each show is a totally new experience with long extended improvisation. See you at a show! 

Tracy Jo's Band:
After living and studying music in New Orleans, performing with members of The Grateful Dead, The Disco Biscuits, and many more; Tracy Jo got together with former MOJO bandmate (Jon Kamal) to form a new group featuring the singer in the northeast. 

Tracy Jo & The Toads is a blend of blues and gritty soul brought together as true rock n' roll. With a clear roots rock influence, the band is led by a young, vocal powerhouse. With rich harmonies and songs reminiscent of Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Alabama Shakes, and early Etta James; Tracy Jo and the Toads bring energy and new life to a classic sound.

8:00 pm20:00

Baby Dynamite Thanksgiving Album Release Party w/ The Jamie McLean Band

Baby Dynamite just celebrated our 1st Anniversary and want to say THANK YOU for all of your love and support on this amazing musical journey this past year! You guys RULE and we're SO grateful!

On this night, we're extremely happy and excited to announce a limited release of our upcoming debut recording for our fans! Come to the hang, purchase our CD and have it signed by the band!

We're also stoked to have special guest Matt Zeiner with us on B3 and The Jamie McLean Band with us on the bill! Gonna be a great night, y'all! Rockin' Black Friday in Black Rock, people! Light it UP!!

Tix: $10
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm

Advance tickets available at

8:00 pm20:00

The Breakfast Annual Thanksgiving Throwdown!

That's right Bfam. It's Breakfast for Dinner again. And not just any dinner, but the night before the big one. We're hosting a Thanksgiving Eve blowout in Black Rock. Come make some memories and have some amazing stories to tell around the dinner table when you are hanging with relatives the next day.

Get your tix early because it's going to be a big night.

In the event that you have been living under a rock, here's a description of your favorite band.

The Breakfast is a hard-hitting jazz rock experimental quartet whose music ranges from progressive rock to sonic landscapes. The Breakfast's sound and energy are founded in the psychedelic but their music features some incredibly well-crafted song structures and melodies, showing the members' gifts as highly talented musicians. Indeed, original members Tim Palmieri (guitar) and Adrian Tromantano (drums) provide the distinguishing characteristics the band has thrived on from the beginning. The two are able to reach near-telepathic communication on stage, ripping through progressive shredding licks and jams without missing a beat. This is held together by the sonic glue of longtime, though newly re-added, keyboardist Jordan Giangreco, and supported from beneath by the jazz sensibilities of bassist Chris DeAngelis.

6:00 pm18:00

Funk For Warmth - Concert for the Homeless

Statewide, 4,047 people were experiencing homelessness on the night of February 18, 2015. 2,418 people were in shelter, 1,003 were in transitional housing, and 626 were unsheltered. This represents an overall decrease of nine percent statewide from last year, and a ten percent decrease since 2007. CT PIT 2015 is the lowest total number of persons ever counted during a Point-In-Time Count.

The goal is to put together as many care packages as possible to help the less fortunate as the winter weather approaches. We will post a list of items that we will fill the boxes with. There will be a $10 donation at the door the day of the benefit. ALL proceeds go to the building of the care packages that will be distributed before the thanksgiving holiday. 

We hope you can join us and be of support. 

Jen "Pipes" Durkin ft. Blessed 2 Be
Tracy Jo & The Toads
J Percy Brown
The Touro Band

8:00 pm20:00

The Heavy Pets w/s/g Goose

The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine, The Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Continuing the momentum of their EP series, The Heavy Pets recorded and released Stolen Smile in the second half of 2014 amidst their rigorous tour schedule.

"Nice big balls" -Dennis Cook,

The group became an instant SiriusXM radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale. First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 (2012), recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos. In 2013, The Heavy Pets launched an ongoing series of self-produced EPs with Two Horses and followed up with Rags and Aces, which have both received heavy airplay on satellite radio.

8:00 pm20:00

Band of Changes (Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger, Joe Russo and Chris Harford)

Band of Changes: Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger, Joe Russo and Chris Harford

If you want a little background this lineup, here's a great insight from an interview with Joe Russo:

Chris Harford is one of the most amazing and influential musicians I’ve been lucky enough to have in my life. Dave [Dreiwitz] and Scott [Metzger] have been playing with him forever, and I was lucky enough to be brought into The Band Of Changes fold a good 10 plus years ago. Chris is just one of those people whose energy and passion for what he’s doing is contagious. I have rarely had more fun on stage than when I’m playing with The Band Of Changes. It’s raw, pensive, playful, painful, spirited and violent all wrapped up in one thing. I often credit playing with Chris as being a necessary part of my musical puzzle that led me to be able to do the Furthur gig. Chris thought me how to play with a singer—how to shut the hell up behind the song when I should shut the hell up—and to play with a feel I had little comfort in before my tenure with The BOC. Chris and I along, with Scott and Dave and an incredible cast of amazing musicians, had just recently completed Chris’ new record, Horn Of Plenty, and I was listening to it on a long drive and was overwhelmed with emotion while hearing Chris deliver his full heart on every song. We did a pretty great cover of Neil Young’s “Hippie Dream” on that record, and I had this vision of Chris joining us on stage with JRAD to deliver a rendition to close out the run. People need to know Chris if they don’t. He’s a true force.

8:00 pm20:00

Ron Holloway Band & OTS Trio!

The Ron Holloway Band debut in Bridgeport, CT at The Acoustic! Legendary saxophonist Ron Holloway, best known for his years of performing with Dizzy Gillespie, The Warren Haynes Band, Gov't Mule, The Allman Bros, Gil Scott-Heron and others, now leads his own funk-machine: The Ron Holloway Band.

OTS Trio (on the spot) featuring
Kris Yunker: Organ, Clav, Rhodes, Synths, Bass Keys
Daniel Mayer: Guitar
Andrew Cusanelli : Drums

Psychedelic soul music for your body & mind!!!!

8:00 pm20:00

West End Blend, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band!

West End Blend will be bringing their upbeat, high energy funk/soul dance party to The Acoustic alongside Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band!

Since their conception, ten piece Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast. Fronted by vocalist Erica Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs a four-piece horn section, two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic sweaty funky basement dance party, the Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to every show ever since. 

The Blend released their debut full length record, “Rewind”, in the Fall of 2015. The album was recorded at Telefunken Studios with Grammy Award winning engineer, Brendan Morawski. Alongside their album release, within the past year West End Blend has shared the stage with Turkuaz, Break Science, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Nth Power, The Motet and countless others Jam/Funk staples. West End Blend is just getting started and right now it’s time for them to pile into the van. This juggernaut of a funk and soul band is ready to hit the pavement.

Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band:
Indomitable : impossible to subdue or defeat. 

Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band are on a mission to fill you with music that aims right for the heart and moves your soul without overlooking your ass … and they won't be defeated in their quest.

8:00 pm20:00

Spiritual Rez w/s/g Black Rock Social!

We're back bringing a HIGH ENERGY live show to celebrate the release of "Setting in the West." Tickets are only $15, get yours in advance at the link below and tag friends you don't want missing out. Show begins at 9PM with our friends Black Rock Socialstarting the evening! 

8:00 pm20:00

Election Eve Escape with Mid Atlantic Title! Free Show!

Come drink and dance your Monday Pre-Election Blues away with the best damn big band coming up today! Mid Atlantic Title - Taking the stage 8 strong, Mid Atlantic Title blends jazz, progressive rock, and psychedelic dance music to create a totally original product. Featuring a powerhouse 4 piece rhythm section and elaborate statements from a 3-piece horn section, Mid Atlantic Title is at the forefront of a new musical movement. Influenced by the likes of The Brian Blade Fellowship, Christian Scott, Return to Forever, and Animals As Leaders, the result is one of the most sonically intricate, and infectiously groove-able performances imaginable.

7:30 pm19:30

Jeff Mattson Acoustic with Tom Circosta and Rob Barraco

Jeff Mattson is pleased to announce an exclusive acoustic evening exploring original material mixed with the occasional re-creation in the intimate, seated environment of The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT. Mattson will be joined by long-time collaborator, rhythm guitarist Tom Circosta (Zen Tricksters), to showcase their combined decades of experience within realms of the heartfelt and legendary, playing on the tradition of the Grateful Dead.

This show is Seated GA
+21 Unless Accompanied by a Parent of Guardian

8:00 pm20:00

Creamery Station w/s/g The Red Planet

Creamery Station is happy to be heading back to The Acoustic on Fairfield Ave in Black Rock this November 4th. The fun starts at 9:30pm!

To make it special, we will have our good friends in The Red Planet open up the night and we will have A Case Of Space on liquid light projections!

8:00 pm20:00

WPKN's "Underground Series"

4th edition of WPKN's Underground Series at the Acoustic featuring local bands, wpkn personalities, special guests and more for only a $10 suggested donation to support your favorite radio station WPKN 89.5fm
Bands will include:
Sub-Urban: soul and hip-hop 
J. Darling & the Nuclear Heart Break: lead singer and guitarist of The Lock City Thieves special solo performance
The A-List House Band: a collaborative musical effort featuring your favorite A-List hosts Sam Hopkins and Vincent Audinot with friends

7:00 pm19:00

Midnight North (ft. Grahame Lesh)

Midnight North Featuring Grahame Lesh make their Black Rock Debut at The Acoustic.

Doors 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm

Grahame Lesh - Guitar/Vocals
Elliott Peck - Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals
Alex Jordan - Guitar/Organ/Vocals
Connor Croonn - Bass
Alex Koford - Drums

They say if you work hard enough, opportunity flies like seed on the wind. Midnight North sustain this as truth. Gigs one after another. Set lists like a jukebox that has overflowed. For this band, its all about the song.

2015 came bearing the gift of rapid territorial expansion for Midnight North. They landed a coveted late night slot at their first High Sierra Music Festival and became regulars on the California summer festival circuit. The band made a lot of new fans on a successful East Coast summer and and a follow up fall tour and gave Chicago and Southern California a taste while they were at it.

When you come to a Midnight North show, you'll find Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh and Alex Jordan sliding into three part harmonies that are as comfortable as an old pair of jeans. You'll hear bassist Connor Croonn and drummer Alex Koford making themselves at home in any groove from a stomp to a slow-burn or boogie. Settle in and you might find Midnight North writing a new page in the American songbook.

In addition to all the touring, Midnight North is entering their third year of holding down a weekly gig at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA where they began webcasting live and connecting with fans as far away as Japan. Every Sunday night, you are one click away from tuning in for fun nights like one in June of 2014 that had Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh standing in for an out-of-town Connor. This is a band that is as happy logging highway miles as it is keeping the home fires warm.

8:00 pm20:00

Roxy Roca! Texas Soul comes to Black Rock (Free Show)

No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of more than 220 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats,slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message of choosing happiness above all else sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s green-eyed Soul-Cannon can deliver. 

Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has come a long way in the short time it has existed. 2015 brought with it the release of Roxy Roca’s latest album, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy, on Stag Records. Recorded at EAR Studio in Austin with producer Lars Goransson at the helm, the record captures the classic sounds reminiscent of Stax, Motown, and Domino Records. One might say the band wears its influences on its sleeve, and any member of the six-piece soul outfit would happily list off the forefathers of soul and funk.

Now two albums deep, and hundreds of shows later, Roxy Roca has had the good fortune to share the stage with some incredible acts ranging from outright classics such as B.B. King, Tom Jones, and Lee Fields to more modern acts like Fitz and The Tantrums, Mayer Hawthorne, Trombone Shorty, and Vintage Trouble. The future looks bright for Roxy Roca, and there is no end in sight.

7:00 pm19:00

Tracy Jo & The Toads Free Fall Residency w/s/g School of Rock Adults

We are excited to announce the start of our FREE Fall Residency every Wednesday starting 9/14!!!

The Acoustic is thrilled to have Tracy Jo & The Toads headlining each week with a variety of opening acts from all genres of music.

Tracy Jo and the gang are one of our favorite local groups.
They are on their way to big things with their sweet songwriting, excellent musicianship and right choice in covers!!

Joining us this week we have the School of Rock Adults Blues Show!

Special Happy Hour Wednesday from 7-close w/ specials on
Tall Boys
Craft Drafts
and much more

Support live local music!

7:00 pm19:00

Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono

We close out our "Etchings in Amber" East Coast CD Release Tour with a show at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, Connecticut! 

We can't wait to share our new music with you! Tix are only $7 - hope to see you there!

Natalie Cressman: vocals & trombone
Mike Bono: guitar

8:00 pm20:00

The Garcia Project with Acoustically Speaking


The Garcia Project’s performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band. All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from the 1970’s all the way up to the 1990’s. For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers the goods.

The Garcia Project has received rave reviews from the press and from fans. Touring primarily in the north east, The Garcia Project has made many fans extremely happy.

With precise arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel for any and all given eras, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.

"The Garcia Project was on point with the whole experience and it didn't seem like a cover band more like a mirrored band...they are just as real as the Jerry Garcia Band. " – Buffalo FM Review

"The Garcia Project’s attention to detail on intonation and performance structure does set them apart as an authority on Jerry Garcia." – NYSMUSIC

“If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you are at a Jerry Garcia Band show.” – ecoLocal Magazine

"The Garcia Project’s attention to detail on intonation and performance structure does set them apart as an authority on Jerry Garcia.” – NYSMUSIC

"it was hard to tell that it wasn’t Jerry signing on “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”” – NYSMUSIC

“In order for a tribute band to be successful, fans need to look at them as the authority on the artist they are emulating. The Garcia Project pulls it off effortlessly. Go see them live ...The Garcia Project is the whole package.” – Upstate Live

8:00 pm20:00

The Housatonic River Band plays the music of The Allman Brothers

Some of southern rock's most enjoyable music performed by some incredible talented local musicians from the Valley of southern CT! You don't wanna miss this event. Two sets of Allmans madness!

Joseph Ballaro: bass, guitar, vocals
Casey Gorman: guitar, vocals
Sammy Blanchette: guitar, vocals
Tim Stone: keyboards, organ
Mark Rudzinski: drums

8:00 pm20:00

WOLF! Record Release Show featuring Scott Metzger

We are very excited to have the offical Record Release Show for WOLF!

Since there first play at the club 10 months back we new that this band was something special. 
Don't miss this show
Tickets on sale now

Doors 8pm
Music 930pm
Two sets of WOLF!

You know Scott Metzger from Joe Russo's Almost Dead? Well when he wants to get his rock on, he plays in a killer trio called Wolf! with drummer Taylor Floreth and bassist Jon Shaw. We're thrilled to have them to our room for the first time. 

Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's that you don't want to miss! This Brooklyn-based trio continue to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad music.

8:00 pm20:00

Gang of Thieves, Armies

Gang of Thieves "Born to Be Loud" Album Release Tour

21+ // $7 // 8pm

Burlington, VT's Gang of Thieves have officially hit the road in support of new album “Born to be Loud”, and will be bringing their unique breed of funky rock and roll to Bridgeport, CT on 10.13. 

High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Green Mountain rockers, who have captivated audiences of all ages from coast to coast. The key to the Gangs universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a hint of spiritual and political awareness that inspires and encourages positivity.

Recorded in Wall, NJ with acclaimed Trumpet player and Engineer Steve Jankowski (Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Nile Rogers), “Born to be Loud” takes the Gang's explosive energy to the next level. “We feel like this album really captures the live energy of our shows that our fans have responded so well to. We are really excited about this one.” says lead singer and electric violinist Michael Reit.

Don't miss out on one of the fall's most electric live performances!

“Rush meets Blood Sweat and Tears...Gang of Thieves put on quite a show” - AXS

“Talk about a powerhouse” - Daily LP'


Armies meld electro-pop with duet style anthems inspired by French pop duets of the sixties. Drawing on themes based around temptation and fidelity, Armies is the darker, seedier underbelly of love put to the soundtrack of a nightclub bathroom. Armies began in Venice Beach, CA as a commercial project conceived by Dave Gutter. For the purpose of TV and Film placement only, Gutter was commissioned to write folk style duets for male and female vocals for Viacom/Rumble. After auditioning vocalists in Los Angeles, Gutter returned to Portland and finished the record with long time friend and singer-songwriter Anna Lombard. August, 2015 marked the release of Armies’ self-titled debut which has been featured as no. 1 in Rolling Stone’s ’15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2015’.

“With Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s duets in mind, their voices blend perfectly on an excellent set about characters that are sad, vengeful, seedy, sneaky and jealous.”
-Rolling Stone