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 several 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

Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Jul 28, 2019
Playing at Magic Mansion (House Concert)
Jul 29, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Jul 31, 2019
Playing at Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Lazer Lloyd blends Americana roots, folk rock and outlaw country blues with psychedelic spice for an unforgettable night of live music.
Aug 1, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Spook performed alongside Pete Seeger over 50 times in the last ten years of Pete's life. Now Spook is on a multi-year "Remembering Pete Seeger - Keep the Flame Alive" World Tour.
Aug 2, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Aug 3, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Aug 4, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 16, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2019
Playing at Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at The Coffee House at Chestnet and Pine (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Magic Mansion (House Concert)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Cafe Carpe (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

Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Milwaukee)
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)