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.
Our weekly, free, reggae night featuring some of our area's best musicians, and a rotating cast of sit ins. Free Jamaican beef patties and $2 Gansett drafts before 10.
Monthly Bluegrass show with regulars and featured acts.
These guys had so much fun last time, they decided to do it again. Don't miss it.
High Energy Band. Vinny and Ray are redefining Latin Music. They lead 11 musicians in a superior musical performance reflecting their musicianship and showmanship. Their ability to play music comes from their soul.
Daphne Lee Martin
John Torres solo of Oh, Cassius
Sketch tha cataclysm
Borboletta: The Ultimate Santana Tribute, w/ members of Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, Ryan Montbleau Band
If you saw this lineup at Vibes in 2013, you've probably been jonesing for another hit of their sound ever since. Well the wait is over! Featuring members of Kung Fu, Deep Banana Blackout, The Business and the Ryan Montbleau Band.
Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving.
Soulful singing, inspiring lyrics, dynamic interplay, and musical diversity are all ways that one could describe the sounds and messages of Mr. Council and his band. Mr. Council delivers original R&B with authentic groove and a rock edge.
The Primate Fiasco is a project based out of Northampton MA that combines old timey Dixie Jazz with modern groove/funk/improv music.
Ah yeah! In keeping with the theme of slammin co-bills our last couple times @ The Acoustic, we present to you Jen Durkin & the Business w/ special guests the HORNITZ on Saturday June 13th.
This is on the Eve of Blackrock Day which is always a blast!
Come play and share you music at The Acoustic's long reigning Tuesday night open mic night! Also enjoy a set from our featured artist José Oyola!
Jose Oyola is a New Haven based musician and member of the band Jose Oyola and the Astronauts. Drawing inspiration from his love of outer space and appreciation of the human experience, he creates multi-dimensional indie rock laced with creative lyrics in both Spanish and English. His sophomore album, 'Hologram,' will be released in October under Purebred Records.
Funk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have 'The Flock'– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more.
SOPHISTAFUNK met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. SOPHISTAFUNK is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments. Catch ONE show, and you will be hooked!
Suns Of Walrus is a consortium of musicians celebrating all things Beatle related. SUNS OF WALRUS ROCK BAND members include; Matthew DeTroy on Vocals & Keyboards Philip DiCostanzo on Vocals & Guitars David Webster on Vocals & Lead Guitars Don Mulvaney on Vocals & Drums John Konya on Vocals & Bass Guitar
Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.
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.
This Memorial Day weekend EKL returns to the NEW Acoustic Cafe, for the very first time for an old school throw down on Fairfield Ave. Join us for a great night of music with friends, we cannot wait to see everyone!
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 .
Featuring; Ricardo Reyes, Marcos Torres, Jesse Gibbon, Johnny Durkin, Rich Zurkowski and more!
I'm very happy to bring this event back The Acoustic where I first started doing this about a decade ago. But it's been years now and alot of changes like a MUCH BIGGER DANCE FLOOR.
On Sunday, May 17th, Zach Andersen and The Acoustic will be hosting a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for the research of digestive diseases and disorders. Doors will open at 7pm and music will start around 8. A $5 donation will be collected at the door and that money will be given to the DDRF. Join us for an evening of great music, awesome raffle prizes, yummy snacks, fantastic drinks, and amazing people, all for a good cause!
Do you have to ask? Free your mind and your ass will follow. Rico Lewis & The Sons of F.U.N.K. bring that real, dirty, funk to life with a big tight band and years of experience touring with P-Funk.
Bruce Toth presents an evening of original punkrock n' roll at The Acoustic in Bridgeport.
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.
Come get your rock on with 3 of the areas best, hardest hitting bands that are keeping the genre fresh with great originals.
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.
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!
For 11 years now we've hosted this blowout. First time on our bigger, better stage. A stage that is finally big enough for the sound these players make.
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.
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).
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!
Michael Carter from the Indobox, Jules Jenssen from Higher Organix, Matt Beckett from Cosmic Dust Bunnies... and Jeff Bujak.
We have an amazing line up of music & entertainment with Davey Love MC'ing some of the best artists & musicians who wanted to help out including:
Don't miss the return of the Spank!!!! Tell all your friends and family to come and dance the night away with Rico Lewis & Smoovtime with Special Guest. Nothing but a Funky Good Time
The craziest Reggae dance party you'll ever be a part of.
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.
3 rock bands, each exploring a different slice of the genre, but all united by a love of fierce playing, great riffs, and making you move.
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 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!!!
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.
CT ZTFam! SPRING into action and come dance the night away with us! Two staple bands at the festival look forward to rocking your stockings! We hope you join us!
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.
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 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."
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.