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, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants in the area 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 21, 2018
Cosy Sheridan (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
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
The Crane Wives (Folk Rock, Pop & Rockabilly)
Playing at Beat Kitchen (Cafe/Restaurant)
Jan 27, 2018
Alejandro Escovedo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
Amy Helm (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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)

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)

Libraries

Waukegan Public Library (Waukegan)

Small Theaters

Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

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