Live Acoustic Music Near Monticello, Iowa

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 Monticello 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Monticello 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

Jul 10, 2019
Playing at Jitney (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Monticello, IA

Listening Rooms

CSPS Hall - Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids)
Uptown Bill's (Iowa City)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Lowe Coffeehouse Concert Series (Marion)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Jitney (Monticello)
The Mill (Iowa City)

Vineyards & Breweries

7 Hills Brewing Company (Dubuque)
Cedar Ridge Vineyards (Swisher)
Tycoga Vineyard (DeWitt)

Small Theaters

LilFest Concert Series at the Uptown Theatre (Mount Vernon)
The Englert Theatre (Iowa City)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Lift (Dubuque)