Live Acoustic Music Near Dekalb, Illinois

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 Dekalb area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Dekalb host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms in and around the Dekalb 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.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Mar 5, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Mar 12, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Mar 17, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 18, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Dekalb, IL

House Concerts

Rockford Listening Room (Rockford)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
The Berkshire Sessions (Wheeling)

Listening Rooms

Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater (Lasalle)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)

Libraries

Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)