Live Acoustic Music Near Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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 and small theaters in Milwaukee. 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

Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Pabst Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Original music featuring heartfelt lyrics, lush harmonies, and intertwining guitar parts. Matt & Charlie have performed together since 1996 at coffeehouses, clubs, colleges, & concert halls throughout the Midwest, earning new fans at each show.
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at The Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Art Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Johnny G is a singer-songwriter who will capture your heart and soul through his acoustic storytelling and balladry. "Melodies be flowing through this soul of mine" are not only powerful lyrics from h
May 3, 2020
Playing at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 3, 2020
Playing at Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
May 8, 2020
Playing at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 9, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
The Chicago Tribune has called Mark Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”
May 9, 2020
Playing at Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series (Listening Room)
May 14, 2020
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
May 28, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2020
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Milwaukee, WI

House Concerts

Lake Country House Concerts (Hartland)
Magic Mansion (Oconomowoc)

Listening Rooms

Ivy House (Milwaukee)
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Milwaukee)
Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series (Mequon)
Cafe Carpe (Fort Atkinson)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Coffee House (Milwaukee)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Milwaukee)
Art Bar (Milwaukee)
Mountain Top Coffee (Waukesha)
Mama D's (Wales)
The Coffee House at Chestnet and Pine (Burlington)

Small Theaters

Pabst Theater (Milwaukee)
Ruth A. Knoll Theater at Schauer Arts & Activities Center (Hartford)

Bars & Nightclubs

Shank Hall (Milwaukee)
Limelight Pub (Sheboygan)