Live Acoustic Music Near Austin, Texas

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 Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin. 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

Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Gruene Hall (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Continental Club Austin (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Evenings with the Songwriter (Library)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Continental Club Austin (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Antone's (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at NeWorlDeli (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
An Austin, Texas based duo with an honest blend of folk, pop and depression that borrows from ‘70s pop/rock (a la Fleetwood Mac, Hollies, Beatles) and American indie (Jayhawks, Decemberists, Shovels & Rope).
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Gruene Hall (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Continental Club Austin (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Saxon Pub (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Gruene Hall (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Saxon Pub (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Gruene Hall (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at Arhaven House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at Saxon Pub (Listening Room)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at NeWorlDeli (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 18, 2019
Playing at Saxon Pub (Listening Room)
Sep 18, 2019
Playing at Continental Club Austin (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 18, 2019
Playing at NeWorlDeli (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Carl's songs are honest and expertly crafted,with a straightforward simplicity that weaves effortlessly into Folk, Americana, and classic songwriter genres. His style evokes the best of John Prine,Mark Knopfler and Dave Van Ronk with stories as rich.
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Cactus Cafe (College/University)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Alum Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Austin, TX

House Concerts

Chisholm Trail House Concerts (Austin)
Barker House Concerts (Westlake Hills)
Catfish Concerts (Austin)
Ham Jam House Concerts (Austin)
Rawhide Trail Concerts (Austin)
Arhaven House Concerts (Cedar Creek)
Sycamore Creek House Concerts (Dripping Springs)
Vintage Oak House Concerts (Driftwood)
House Concerts in the Arbors (Elgin)
Concerts at the River House (Spicewood)
Los Encinos House Concerts (Wimberley)
Alum Creek House Concerts (Smithville)
Stallion Springs House Concert (Fischer)
Fischer Haus Concerts (Fischer)
Above Mosaic House Concerts (Smithville)
Backyard at Gruene House Concerts (Gruene)
Olive Hill House Concerts (Canyon Lake)
Cypress Woods House Concert (New Braunfels)
NB House Concerts (New Braunfels)

Listening Rooms

The Townsend (Austin)
Saxon Pub (Austin)
Austin Acoustical Cafe (Austin)
Rock Room Concerts (Austin)
Blue Rock Ranch and Studio (Wimberley)
Gruene Hall (New Braunfels)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Open Ears Concerts (Austin)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Driskill Hotel (Austin)
The White Horse (Austin)
The Green Mesquite BBQ (Austin)
One-2-One Bar (Austin)
Cherrywood Coffeehouse (Austin)
NeWorlDeli (Austin)
ABGB (Austin)
Radio Coffee and Beer (Austin)
Nomad Bar (Austin)
Strange Brew (Austin)
Austin Java (Dripping Springs) (Dripping Springs)
Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse (Spicewood)
Tantra Coffeehouse (San Marcos)

Vineyards & Breweries

Skull Mechanix Brewery (Austin)
Independence Brewing (Austin)
Sidecar Tasting Room (Dripping Springs)
Bell Springs Winery (Dripping Springs)
Barrow Brewing (Salado)

Libraries

Evenings with the Songwriter (Lockhart)

Small Theaters

One World Theatre (Austin)
Globe Theatre (Bertram)
Brauntex Theater (New Braunfels)

Outdoor Music Series

Kissing Tree Summer Concert Series (San Marcos)

Bars & Nightclubs

Antone's (Austin)
Shady Grove (Austin)
Continental Club Austin (Austin)
Hole in the Wall (Austin)
The Barber Shop (Dripping Springs)
Devils Backbone Tavern (Canyon Lake)