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 Palatine area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.
Several churches and non-profit community groups around Palatine host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.
In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Palatine 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Palatine, IL
|Black Dog House Concerts (Chicago)|
|Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)|
|Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)|
|Sonic Woods House Concert Series (New Lenox)|
|Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)|
|Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)|
|Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)|
|Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)|
|Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)|
|Hootenanny House (Geneva)|
|City Winery (Chicago)|
|Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)|
|The House Cafe (Dekalb)|
|Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)|
|Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)|
|Route 1 House Concerts (Park Forest)|
|Beat Kitchen (Chicago)|
|The Coffee House at Chestnet and Pine (Burlington)|
|Oak Park Library (Oak Park)|
|Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)|
|Thalia Hall (Chicago)|
|FitzGerald's Nightclub (Chicago)|
|Schubas Tavern (Chicago)|
|The Elbo Room (Chicago)|
|The Hideout (Chicago)|
|Tonic Room (Chicago)|
|The Store (Chicago)|