Live Acoustic Music Near Chicago, Illinois

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat. Acoustic music can be heard in many house concerts, acoustic coffeehouses and listening rooms in Chicago, Illinois, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants around town as well as at local libraries. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Jan 25, 2018
Alejandro Escovedo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 26, 2018
Alejandro Escovedo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
Carrie Newcomer (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Jan 27, 2018
Amy Helm (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
Alejandro Escovedo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
The Crane Wives (Folk Rock, Pop & Rockabilly)
Playing at Beat Kitchen (Cafe/Restaurant)
Feb 1, 2018
Rachel Baiman (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Hideout (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 2, 2018
Justin Townes Earle (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 3, 2018
C. Daniel Boling (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Coffeehouse)
Feb 3, 2018
Justin Townes Earle (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Chicago, IL

House Concerts

Lincoln Square House Concert Series (Chicago)
Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
Black Dog House Concerts (Chicago)
Eavenson House Concerts (Glenview)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Dan and Jeanne's Third Coast House Concerts (Ogden Dunes)
Stained Rug House Concerts (Wauconda)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Chicago)
Subterranean (Chicago)
SPACE (Evanston)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Blue Boat Cafe (Naperville)
Edgar's Place Coffee House (Park Forest)

Cafes & Restaurants

Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground - Clark (Chicago)
Parlour on Park (Chicago)
Adelle's Fine American Fare (Wheaton)
Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Wildwood Restaurant (Geneva)

Libraries

Waukegan Public Library (Waukegan)

Small Theaters

Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Hideout (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)
Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
Wire (Berwyn)