Live Acoustic Music Near South Pasadena, 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 many house concerts being held in and around the South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the South Pasadena 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


May 19, 2020
Playing at Bar Lubitsch (Bar/Nightclub)
Caitlin Cannon's "Countrypolitan" set is as fun as it is heartbreaking. She wrangles lyrics that shout loneliness and defiance inside beautifully crafted stories that make you laugh, cry, and think.
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 10, 2020
Playing at The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Pasadena Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Grand Annex (Listening Room)
Jun 13, 2020
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around South Pasadena, CA

House Concerts

Full Moon Saturdays at Stonywood (Pasadena)
Seth and Tonys House Concerts (Eagle Rock)
Naiditch House Concerts (Altadena)
Cool House Concerts (Los Angeles)
Manhattan Beach Folk (Manhattan Beach)
Gelencser House Concerts (Claremont)
Canciones House Concerts (Santa Ana)
Russ and Julie's House Concerts (Oak Park)

Listening Rooms

Wine & Song Concert Series (South Pasadena)
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Altadena)
Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles)
Kulak's Woodshed (North Hollywood)
Boulevard Music (Culver City)
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Santa Monica)
The Living Tradition (Anaheim)
Grand Annex (San Pedro)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Music at the Point (Long Beach)
Fireside Concerts (Newbury Park)

Folk Music Societies

Pasadena Folk Music Society (Pasadena)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Spoke Bicycle Cafe (Los Angeles)
Matt Denny's Ale House (Arcadia)
Republic of Pie (North Hollywood)
Tamiza's Treats (Torrance)

Vineyards & Breweries

Cellar Sessions at Old Oak Cellars (Pasadena)

Small Theaters

Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles)
Pacific Amphitheatre (Costa Mesa)
Irvine Barclay Theatre (Irvine)

Outdoor Music Series

Tiny Porch Concerts (Agoura Hills)

Bars & Nightclubs

Arcadia Blues Club (Arcadia)
Bar Lubitsch (West Hollywood)
The Mint (Los Angeles)
The Troubadour (West Hollywood)