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 several 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.

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.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Ann Arbor. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

August 14
Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Ferndale, MI
August 14
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 16
Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Ferndale, MI
August 21
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 23
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 24
Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Ferndale, MI
August 25
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 25
Royal Oak Music Theatre (Concert Hall)
Royal Oak, MI
August 26
Northville Winery (Vineyard)
Northville, MI
August 28
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Knight Road House Concerts (House Concert)
Ann Arbor, MI
September 8
The Whitney (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Detroit, MI
September 9
The Black Crystal Cafe (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
September 10
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
September 11
“... vocals shine with the energy befitting a Broadway musical - the acoustic compositions are enchanting and the lyrical tales make the best of the human experience.” - Americana Highways
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
September 13
The Magic Bag (Bar/Nightclub)
Ferndale, MI
September 14
The Loving Touch (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Ferndale, MI
September 19
The Magic Bag (Bar/Nightclub)
Ferndale, MI
September 20
Sean Charles Watkins is a member of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration.
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
September 22
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
September 23
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
September 25
"Gorgeous, haunting indie-folk, where every note and lyric penetrates deep into your skin." - The Revue A singer songwriter with a one-of-a-kind style topped with ethereal vocals and a wide range
Knight Road House Concerts (House Concert)
Ann Arbor, MI
September 29
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 7
I'm Sam Robbins, a Nashville based singer songwriter! My music is in the vein of classic 70's] writers like James Taylor, with an upbeat side. I'm big on storytelling, audience interaction, etc!
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
October 8
Jon has shared stages with Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, and Keb Mo. Winner of the 2019 Int'l Blues Challenge, Jon is a fine picker, and Americana songwriter. Often tours with FJ Ventre on upright bass.
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
October 11
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 11
The Michigan Theatre (Concert Hall)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 12
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 21
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 22
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 23
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 23
Kerrytown Concert House (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 28
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 2
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 4
Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Ferndale, MI
November 4
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 9
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 10
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 11
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan

House Concerts

Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Knight Road House Concerts (Ann Arbor)

Listening Rooms

Howell Opera House (Howell)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
Otus Supply (Ferndale)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
The Rumpus Room (Chelsea)
Trinity House Theatre (Livonia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)

Vineyards & Breweries

Northville Winery (Northville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
The Whitney (Detroit)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill (Canton)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)
The Magic Bag (Ferndale)