Live Acoustic Music Near Grand Rapids, Michigan

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 house concerts being held in and around the Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Grand Rapids. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 22, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at Bells Eccentric Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at Dogwood Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Bells Eccentric Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Founders Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 6, 2019
Playing at Salt of the Earth (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 13, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Wealthy Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Red House Concert Series (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at One Trick Pony Grill and Taproom (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 31, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Dogwood Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 7, 2019
Playing at Seven Steps Up (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Grand Rapids, MI

House Concerts

Red House Concert Series (Grand Haven)

Listening Rooms

Seven Steps Up (Spring Lake)
The Sandbox (Kalamazoo)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Courtyard Concerts (Spring Lake)
First Congregational Church (Kalamazoo)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

One Trick Pony Grill and Taproom (Grand Rapids)
Salt of the Earth (Fennville)
Bells Eccentric Cafe (Kalamazoo)

Vineyards & Breweries

Founders Brewing (Grand Rapids)

Small Theaters

The Intersection (Grand Rapids)
Wealthy Theatre (Grand Rapids)
Saugatuck Center For the Arts (Saugatuck)
Dogwood Center for Performing Arts (Fremont)
Foundry Hall (South Haven Charter Township)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Pyramid Scheme (Grand Rapids)