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 several house concerts being held in and around the Arlington Heights area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.
Several churches and non-profit community groups around Arlington Heights host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 and small theaters in and around the Arlington Heights 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Arlington Heights, IL
|The Berkshire Sessions (Wheeling)|
|Black Dog House Concerts (Chicago)|
|Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)|
|Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)|
|Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)|
|Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)|
|Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)|
|Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)|
|Davenports Piano Bar (Chicago)|
|Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)|
|City Winery (Chicago)|
|Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)|
|Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)|
|Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)|
|Off Square Music (Woodstock)|
|Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)|
|Durty Nellie's (Palatine)|
|Beat Kitchen (Chicago)|
|The Coffee House at Chestnet and Pine (Burlington)|
|Oak Park Library (Oak Park)|
|Lisle Public Library (Lisle)|
|Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)|
|Thalia Hall (Chicago)|
|Beatniks on Conkey (Hammond)|
|FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)|
|Schubas Tavern (Chicago)|
|The Elbo Room (Chicago)|
|The Hideout (Chicago)|
|Tonic Room (Chicago)|
|The Store (Chicago)|