Live Acoustic Music Near Mercer Island, Washington

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 many house concerts being held in and around the Mercer Island area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Mercer Island 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 and around the Mercer Island 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

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Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Olalla Community Club Concerts (House Concert)
The Midnight Commander was here! The new CD, coming March 19, 2020
Mar 29, 2020
Playing at Jazzvox (House Concert)
Mar 29, 2020
Playing at Grumpy D's (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Deb Seymour performs "demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads". She is a master musical storyteller whose song subjects range from hitch-hiking chickens and tango-dancing Martians to jazz-infused torch songs & philosophical musings about life.
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Nectar Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Sunset Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at C & P Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Notable Journey, an acoustic guitar/vocal duo from the Pacific Northwest, performs original music ranging from singer-songwriter to folk to jazz, featuring intricate interplay and harmony.
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Jazzvox (House Concert)
Apr 12, 2020
Playing at The Crocodile (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 12, 2020
Playing at Triple Door (Small Theater)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Triple Door (Small Theater)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at North City Bistro (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Northwind Arts Center (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Port Orchard Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Nationally recognized singer/songwriter playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar and vocals, fills the room at Folk Life (Seattle), Guitar Cafe (Silverdale), and various small venues in the greater Seattle
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Rainshadow Recording (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Concerts At Our House (House Concert)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Concerts At Our House (House Concert)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at The Black Dog Arts Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
The Midnight Commander was here! The new CD, coming March 19, 2020
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Concerts At Our House (House Concert)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Doug & Robin's House Concerts (House Concert)
May 3, 2020
Playing at Olympia Acoustic Music (House Concert)
May 5, 2020
Playing at Rainshadow Recording (Listening Room)
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”
May 8, 2020
Playing at Columbia City Theater (Bar/Nightclub)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Traditions Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 13, 2020
Playing at Sunset Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
May 15, 2020
Playing at Northwind Arts Center (Listening Room)
May 16, 2020
Playing at The Pig Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio is a genre-bending, multi-instrumentalist twosome with an eclectic blend of blues growls, bluegrass twang and heartfelt balladry. Honest song-writing, silky smooth harmonies, and high-calibre musicianship on originals and tr
May 25, 2020
Playing at Hollywood Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 30, 2020
Playing at Concerts At Our House (House Concert)
Jun 6, 2020
Playing at Olalla Community Club Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 6, 2020
Playing at Kingston Public Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Nationally recognized singer/songwriter playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar and vocals, fills the room at Folk Life (Seattle), Guitar Cafe (Silverdale), and various small venues in the greater Seattle
Jun 12, 2020
Playing at Northwind Arts Center (Listening Room)
Jun 19, 2020
Playing at Olympia Acoustic Music (House Concert)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at North City Bistro (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Concerts At Our House (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Mercer Island, WA

House Concerts

The Beery House (Seattle)
Bring a Chair (Seattle)
Jazzvox (Seattle)
Leschi House Concerts (Seattle)
Concerts At Our House (Seattle)
Doug & Robin's House Concerts (Seattle)
Olalla Community Club Concerts (Olalla)
Tall Timbers House Concert Series (Hoodsport)
Olympia Acoustic Music (Olympia)

Listening Rooms

The Auditorium at UHeights (Seattle)
Fremont Abbey Arts Center (Seattle)
Snapdragon (Vashon)
Gravity Lounge and Wine Bar (Edmonds)
McMenamin's Spanish Ballroom (Tacoma)
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater (Snohomish)
Peninsula Marketplace (Gig Harbor)
Coyle Concerts in the Woods (Coyle)
Northwind Arts Center (Port Townsend)
Rainshadow Recording (Port Townsend)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Olympia (Olympia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cafe Zippy (Everett)

Folk Music Societies

Seattle Folklore Society (Seattle)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

C & P Coffee (Seattle)
Wayward Coffeehouse (Seattle)
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe (Seattle)
Grumpy D's (Seattle)
Hollywood Tavern (Woodinville)
The Lyon’s Den (Bothell)
North City Bistro (Shoreline)
Vashon Brewing (Vashon)
Treehouse Cafe (Bainbridge Island)
The Black Dog Arts Cafe (Snoqualmie)
Kelly's Mercantile (Enumclaw)
Octapas Cafe (Olympia)
Traditions Cafe (Olympia)

Vineyards & Breweries

Northwest Cellars (Kirkland)
Lauren Ashton Cellars (Woodinville)
Pourhouse (Port Townsend)

Small Theaters

Triple Door (Seattle)
Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater (Seattle)
The Neptune Theatre (Seattle)
Kenyon Hall (Seattle)
Ballard Homestead (Seattle)
Admiral Theatre (Bremerton)

Outdoor Music Series

Mostly Music in the Park (Mercer Island)
Port Orchard Farmers Market (Port Orchard)
Kingston Public Market (Kingston)

Bars & Nightclubs

Columbia City Theater (Seattle)
Barboza (Seattle)
The Crocodile (Seattle)
Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
Tractor Tavern (Seattle)
Sunset Tavern (Seattle)
Tim's Tavern (Seattle)
The Pig Bar (Olympia)
Rhythm and Rye (Olympia)