Live Acoustic Music Near Kansas City, Missouri

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Kansas City 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 many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Kansas City. 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 11, 2020
Playing at Folly Theater (Small Theater)
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 29, 2020
Playing at Green Guitar Folk House (Listening Room)
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Sep 25, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Kansas City, MO

Listening Rooms

The Buffalo Room (Kansas City)
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio (Overland Park)
Green Guitar Folk House (Lenexa)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity of Lawrence (Lawrence)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Record Bar (Kansas City)
Ambrosia Cafe (Overland Park)
Homer's Coffee House (Overland Park)

Vineyards & Breweries

Stone Pillar Vineyard (Olathe)
Ladoga Ridge Winery (Smithville)
Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery (Excelsior Springs)
Four Horses and a Dog Vineyard and Winery (Excelsior Springs)


Olathe Public Library (Olathe)

Small Theaters

Folly Theater (Kansas City)
The Madrid Theatre (Kansas City)
Granada Theatre (Lawrence)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Truman (Kansas City)
Knuckleheads Saloon (Kansas City)
The Bottleneck (Lawrence)