Live Acoustic Music Near Ann Arbor, Michigan

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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor. 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


Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Over Yonder Concert House (House Concert)
Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart warming (and breaking) lyrics, Two Crows for Comfort spins stories into songs and songs into stories.
Jul 21, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Maplewood Concert Series (House Concert)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Aug 23, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Aug 26, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Aug 27, 2020
Playing at Royal Oak Music Theatre (Concert Hall)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Ann Arbor, MI

House Concerts

Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Manchester Underground (Manchester)
Maplewood Concert Series (Livonia)
Over Yonder Concert House (Toledo)
Lakehouse Music (East Lansing)

Listening Rooms

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)
Otus Supply (Ferndale)
20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Pump House Concerts (East Lansing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cultivate Coffee and Tap House (Ypsilanti)
Zou Zou's Cafe (Chelsea)
Brighton Bar and Grill (Brighton)
The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
Cadieux Cafe (Detroit)
The Village Idiot (Maumee)

Vineyards & Breweries

Ann Arbor Distilling Company (Ann Arbor)
Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery (Adrian)
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate (Grass Lake)


Farmington Hills Community Library (Farmington Hills)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)

Outdoor Music Series

Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization (Manchester)
Detroit Fleat (Ferndale)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)