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 house concerts being held in and around the Bishop Hill 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 Bishop Hill 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 listening rooms in and around the Bishop Hill area. Local 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.