Live Acoustic Music Near Topeka, Kansas

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 Topeka 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 Topeka 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Topeka. 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

Jan 24, 2020
Playing at Folk Alliance International Conference (Festival)
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae commands a variety of folk styles, pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle.
Feb 14, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 15, 2020
Playing at Green Guitar Folk House (Listening Room)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at The Buffalo Room (Listening Room)
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at The Truman (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at Homer's Coffee House (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Johnny G is a singer-songwriter who will capture your heart and soul through his acoustic storytelling and balladry. "Melodies be flowing through this soul of mine" are not only powerful lyrics from h
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Green Guitar Folk House (Listening Room)
Mar 26, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Knuckleheads Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at The Madrid Theatre (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Topeka, KS

House Concerts

OUR House Concerts (Manhattan)
Lakeside Music House Concerts (Manhattan)
5000 House Concert Series (Kansas City)

Listening Rooms

Last Minute Folk Concert Series (Topeka)
Green Guitar Folk House (Lenexa)
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio (Overland Park)
The Buffalo Room (Kansas City)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity of Lawrence (Lawrence)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Ambrosia Cafe (Overland Park)
Homer's Coffee House (Overland Park)
Record Bar (Kansas City)
Californos (Kansas City)
The Brick (Kansas City)

Vineyards & Breweries

Stone Pillar Vineyard (Olathe)
Ladoga Ridge Winery (Smithville)
River Bluff Brewery (St Joseph)


Olathe Public Library (Olathe)

Small Theaters

Jayhawk Theatre (Topeka)
Granada Theatre (Lawrence)
The Madrid Theatre (Kansas City)
Folly Theater (Kansas City)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Bottleneck (Lawrence)
The Truman (Kansas City)
Knuckleheads Saloon (Kansas City)