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

Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Coffee House (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at limelight pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Like absinthe in a baby bottle, the music of Meet The Seavers is unexpected. They don't fit in and they like it that way. The group is comprised of Jace K. Seavers Upright Bass / Vocals. He is joined on stage by Dorothy Seavers on vocals and Ther
Nov 30, 2019
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.”
Dec 7, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series (Listening Room)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Ruth A. Knoll Theater at Schauer Arts & Activities Center (Small Theater)
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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

Art Bar (Milwaukee)
The Coffee House at Chestnet and Pine (Burlington)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Shank Hall (Milwaukee)
limelight pub (Sheboygan)