Live Acoustic Music Near Woodstock, Illinois

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 Woodstock 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 Woodstock host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 Woodstock 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

Aug 14, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 16, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 16, 2020
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 19, 2020
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Award-winning, Detroit-based, Americana/Bluegrass group featuring the talents of Aaron Markovitz and Emily Burns.
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 13, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 23, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 26, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Woodstock, IL

House Concerts

The Berkshire Sessions (Wheeling)
Rockford Listening Room (Rockford)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)

Listening Rooms

Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
SPACE (Evanston)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Cafe Carpe (Fort Atkinson)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Davenports Piano Bar (Chicago)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Off Square Music (Woodstock)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
The Coffee House at Chestnet and Pine (Burlington)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Mama D's (Wales)
Mountain Top Coffee (Waukesha)

Libraries

Lisle Public Library (Lisle)
Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Small Theaters

Janesville Performing Arts Center (Janesville)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)
Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
The Elbo Room (Chicago)
The Hideout (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)