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.

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

Featured

Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
“... 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
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 28, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 2, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Chicago Tribune has called Mark Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at The Michigan Theatre (Concert Hall)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill (Small Theater)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Feb 13, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
“... 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
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Evocative songs of place from the deep northwoods of Wisconsin.
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Feb 23, 2022
Playing at The Magic Bag (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 28, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 3, 2022
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at Howell Opera House (Listening Room)
“... 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
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 10, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 19, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 21, 2022
Playing at Royal Oak Music Theatre (Concert Hall)
Mar 23, 2022
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
This 13 time Detroit Music award winner's soulful country style hails from a small Michigan border town close to the Lake Huron shore and within earshot of the musical influences of Detroit.
Mar 25, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 1, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 2, 2022
Playing at The Blind Pig (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 5, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2022
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2022
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 8, 2022
Playing at The Loving Touch (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 15, 2022
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Apr 22, 2022
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Ann Arbor, MI

House Concerts

Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Maplewood Concert Series (Livonia)
Over Yonder Concert House (Toledo)

Listening Rooms

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)
Howell Opera House (Howell)
Otus Supply (Ferndale)
20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Genesis Village (Toledo)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
The Whitney (Detroit)
Cadieux Cafe (Detroit)
The Village Idiot (Maumee)

Vineyards & Breweries

Ann Arbor Distilling Company (Ann Arbor)

Libraries

Farmington Hills Community Library (Farmington Hills)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization (Manchester)
Detroit Fleat (Ferndale)
Wildwood Preserve, Stranahan Manor House Gazebo (Toledo)
Sandpiper Boat (Toledo)

Bars & Nightclubs

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