Live Acoustic Music Near Evanston, 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 and around the Evanston area that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants in the area. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Nov 18, 2017
Mike Doughty (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 29, 2017
The Lowest Pair (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Nov 30, 2017
Howie Day (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Dec 3, 2017
Escaping Pavement (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 4, 2017
The Secret Sisters (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 4, 2017
Brian Dunne (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 7, 2017
Chicago Farmer (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Dec 7, 2017
Andrew Ripp (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Dec 8, 2017
Chicago Farmer (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Dec 8, 2017
Iris DeMent (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)

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

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

SPACE (Evanston)
Subterranean (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Blue Boat Cafe (Naperville)

Cafes & Restaurants

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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