Live Acoustic Music Near Santa Barbara, California

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 house concerts being held in and around the Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows


May 29, 2020
Playing at Ojai Underground Exchange (Listening Room)
"Writing and singing full-frontal."—NPR's Here & Now // Licity's passionate voice, intense rhythmic guitar, penetrating lyrics and deeply personal spoken word are "More than a show."—Pasadena Week
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Fireside Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jaeger & Reid are Judi Jaeger and Bob Reid, a singer-songwriter duo with beautiful harmony and folk roots. Original songs and a contemporary interpretation of some cherished songs written by others.
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at Soho Restaurant and Music Club (Listening Room)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Lobero Theatre (Small Theater)
May 16, 2020
Playing at Camarillo Cafe Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Santa Barbara, CA

House Concerts

Hound Dog House Concert (Santa Barbara)

Listening Rooms

Soho Restaurant and Music Club (Santa Barbara)
Ojai Underground Exchange (Ojai)
Ojai Concert Series (Ojai)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cambridge Drive Concert Series (Goleta)
Camarillo Cafe Concert Series (Camarillo)
Fireside Concerts (Newbury Park)

Small Theaters

Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara)