Live Acoustic Music Near Geneva, 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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

Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 14, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 16, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 16, 2020
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Aug 17, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 19, 2020
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Aug 19, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Award-winning, Detroit-based, Americana/Bluegrass group featuring the talents of Aaron Markovitz and Emily Burns.
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 13, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 23, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 26, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 27, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Geneva, IL

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Davenports Piano Bar (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
SPACE (Evanston)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Off Square Music (Woodstock)
Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)

Libraries

Lisle Public Library (Lisle)
Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Small Theaters

Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)
Thalia Hall (Chicago)
Beatniks on Conkey (Hammond)

Bars & Nightclubs

FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)
The Hideout (Chicago)
Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
The Elbo Room (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)