The Acoustic

Bar & Music Hall

The best sounding, best looking stage in town.

Built for musicians, by musicians.

Tuesday Open Mic!
Apr
28
8:30 pm20:30

Tuesday Open Mic!

Home of the best, longest running, most award winning open mic around. Want to try out some new material on a great stage with professionally run sound? Want to find some new like minded players to collaborate with? Want to sit back, have a drink and see what happens? Well you've found the right place. Come on down, sign up early and strut your stuff. And we livestream and tape the night so you can go back and relive your time on the stage.

Broadcast Hearts - Farewell Show!
May
1
9:00 pm21:00

Broadcast Hearts - Farewell Show!

Broadcast Hearts is a three-piece, pop-rock band from Trumbull, Connecticut. Formed in 2009, the group comprises Avery Bazan (lead vocals, piano), Ted Ferik (drums), Justin Molfese (backing vocals, bass guitar).

Mad Satta, The Funky Dawgz
May
2
May 3

Mad Satta, The Funky Dawgz

Mad Satta is coming up through the ranks and carving a place for themselves in today's world by bringing passionate, forward-thinking new school soul back into the airwaves. This ultra-tight eight-piece outfit concocts lush neo-soul awash in electric organs, bright horns, and deep bass-line grooves. 

Got Bluegrass? Benefit for WPKN!
May
7
May 8

Got Bluegrass? Benefit for WPKN!

It's coming round again.... WPKN's Fourth Annual Bluegrass & Roots Benefit Concert at the new and improved ACOUSTIC in the heart of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport!
Lisa Furman & Friends, Goodnight Blue Moon, Five in the Chamber!

Oh, Cassius!
May
8
May 9

Oh, Cassius!

Oh, Cassius! is singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, John Torres & Meredith DiMenna. Where Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris meets Of Monsters and Men, Oh, Cassius! plays beautiful and haunting songs that are simultaneously classic and modern.

Big Moon, Disable Time, Samsara
May
9
May 10

Big Moon, Disable Time, Samsara

Come get your rock on with 3 of the areas best, hardest hitting bands that are keeping the genre fresh with great originals.

Tyrone Shoelaces, Duck Helmet
May
14
May 15

Tyrone Shoelaces, Duck Helmet

Tyrone Shoelace’s shows are a wild mix of genres producing funky rhythms, beautiful harmonies and climaxing high-energy jams keeping the audience dance happy. 

The London Souls
Aug
6
Aug 7

The London Souls

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.


Gang of Thieves, Mojo
Apr
24
9:00 pm21:00

Gang of Thieves, Mojo

These legendary Vermont Rockers bring the funky fury of the Northeast with them wherever they go. A national touring act, Gang of Thieves lives up to their name and reputation by stealing the ability to stand still. Pulling from a large base of influences, they are coming to you live in support of their NEW ALBUM: THUNDERFUNK!

Eggy, The Saturators
Apr
11
9:00 pm21:00

Eggy, The Saturators

Eggy is an exciting four piece, high-energy rock band from New Haven, CT that devotes their efforts towards captivating live shows. Eggy is the melting pot of funk, progressive rock, Americana and R&B elements. 

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why, Brian Dolzani
Apr
9
9:00 pm21:00

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why, Brian Dolzani

Quincy and The Reason Why are excited to continue their tireless performance schedule, whether they are out for a 3 day weekend run in the northeast, headlining a packed home town show, or hosting a 2 set super jam across country. Mumford’s previous tours have found him sharing the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, Tedeschi Trucks Band and performing at major music festivals The Gathering of the Vibes and Musikfest.

Dead Show w/s/g Bill Carbone (Max Creek, Z3), Jordan Giangreco (Viral Sound, The Breakfast)
Apr
4
9:30 pm21:30

Dead Show w/s/g Bill Carbone (Max Creek, Z3), Jordan Giangreco (Viral Sound, The Breakfast)

Dead Show is playing on Saturday night, April 4. Bill Carbone (Max Creek, Z3) will be joining our own Brian "Duke'' Konopka for double-drumming Grateful epicness!! Also in the Dead Show line-up will be our friend and way awesome keyboardist, Jordan Giangreco (Viral Sound, The Breakfast)....an inspired night of live music it promises to be! Thanks all!!!

Jen Durkin & The Business, Lespecial
Apr
3
Apr 4

Jen Durkin & The Business, Lespecial

Do I have to tell you about JD & The Business? You know this is going to be a good time, The Business always delivers the goods. And Lespecial? One of the most innovative groups on the scene today. Put them together on one bill and you have a monster night of music.

Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Open Mic Tuesday! Featured act The Darian Cunning Project

The best, longest running Open Mic in the State. Multi-year award winning open mic. Don't settle for playing your stuff in a corner of noisy bar. Strut your stuff on a real stage, with professional sound and lights.

Full backline provided.

Signups at 7:30, performances start at 8:30. Featured act has a 45 minute set.

Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Airloom
Mar
28
Mar 29

Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Airloom

CDB layers influences from Rock, Reggae, Dub, Funk, Pop, and their self-named New Wave-tronica to form an intimate bond with the audience. Matt Beckett's funky futuristic bass sounds, Eric Hyland's precise timing on the drums, Matt Dempsey's tasteful guitar licks, and Chris Sellas's keys/synths blend to complete their truly unique sound.

The Hollywood All-Stars
Mar
27
9:00 pm21:00

The Hollywood All-Stars

The Hollywood Allstars Live at The Acoustic Friday March 27th following their recently Sold Out "Standing Room Only" performances at the FTC & Bijou Theatre!

The Hollywood Allstars are the brainchild and handpicked supergroup of Grammy Nominated Songwriter/Producer/Keyboardist, and former Epic/CBS Recording Artist, Steve Gaspár. 

"I got together a collection of musicians that is really mind-blowing" says Gaspár. "They've played with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Sting, The Allman Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow and on and on and on."

Bluegrass & Beer - Monthly Bluegrass Night!
Mar
26
9:30 pm21:30

Bluegrass & Beer - Monthly Bluegrass Night!

Our Monthly Bluegrass showcase with a blend of regulars and monthly features. Much like a box of chocolates, you never know exactly what you're gonna get, but it's always tasty.

Come on down and sit a spell and let the music take you away.

Mar
20
9:00 pm21:00

BOATS & Friends

What is BOATS? It's the true story of a bunch of dedicated, ambitious young musicians who are creating their own thing, and inviting their friends along for the ride. What happens at a BOATS show? A little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun. 

 

Tonight that fun includes dueling Hammond Organs and Dueling Guest Vocalists.

Who? You'll have to come and find out! 

Mar
17
Mar 18

St.Patty's Day Bash! Boats, Darian Cunning, Snooty Garland, P-Funk Jam!

Come down & celebrate the holiday for only $5 with drink specials....Green beer for $2 until 8pm...FREE ENTRY with Snooty Garland The Bijou Theatre tickets
Food by King's Kitchen-Southport Beach all of your Irish favorites
Music line up as follows
Based On A True Story - BOATS 8-8:45pm
Darian Cunning Project 9-10pm
Snooty Garland 10:15-11:15pm
All Star Black Rock Social Jam featuring Rico Lewis & Cassidy Abbott fromSONS of F.U.N.K doing a P FUNK SET 11:30 till close

Mar
13
9:30 pm21:30

ZWS and Electric Mayhem

A night of original music with ZWS and Electric Mayhem in concert The Acoustic Friday, March 13th. ZWS hits the stage @ 9:30pm, playing music inspired by artists like Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Jeff Beck, and Pink Floyd followed by the funky, shake your body experience of Electric Mayhem! We'll also be celebrating Pierce and Jay's birthdays so come say Happy Birthday and join the party!

The Wondermics, B.O.A.T.S.
Mar
6
9:00 pm21:00

The Wondermics, B.O.A.T.S.

The Wondermics assembled to groove you with our powers of univer-soul and cosmic funk! enjoy the music and drift away! Visiting from Boston, these guys really know how to combine soul and funk  to get a crowd moving. You might have seen them at last year's Black Rock Rocks.

Driftwood, Ian Biggs
Mar
5
9:30 pm21:30

Driftwood, Ian Biggs

From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette.

Black Rock Rocks! 10th Anniversary!
Feb
28
Mar 1

Black Rock Rocks! 10th Anniversary!

BlackRock Rocks returns for its 10th annual Party with a Purpose! The fundraiser, taking place on February 28th, 2015 features several venues in the heart of Black Rock.

Relative Souls, Mojo, Funky Dawgz, Jen Durkin - Keep it in the Family!
Feb
21
9:00 pm21:00

Relative Souls, Mojo, Funky Dawgz, Jen Durkin - Keep it in the Family!

A mighty collaboration featuring Relative Souls, Jen Durkin of Jen Durkin and the Business, and some members of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band to make a full horn section...plus special guests from Mojo to cover music from family funk bands...Sly Stone, the Isley Brothers, the Neville Brothers, even the Jacksons. What?