Live Acoustic Music Near Brighton, 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 Brighton 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 Brighton 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 and around the Brighton area. 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

May 28
Singer/Songwriter: serving the song and a life sentence!
Burcham Hills (Senior Center)
East Lansing, MI
May 30
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 31
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
May 31
Gareth Pearson is appropriately referred to as “The Welsh Tornado” seeing as this special talent combines fingerstyle pyrotechnics, with explosive lead runs making Pearson one of the most exciting acoustic musicians gigging today. ​
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
June 1
Broken Branch Music Series (House Concert)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 5
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 6
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 8
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
June 8
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 11
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 11
The Lager House (Bar/Nightclub)
Detroit, MI
June 12
North Star Lounge (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 13
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 14
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
June 14
The Rough & Tumble is a folk/Americana duo from New Hampshire. They aren’t afraid to take an audience from the lighthearted to the gut wrenching, and they do it seamlessly.
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
June 15
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 15
For more than 40 years, Dan Hazlett has performed and toured throughout the Midwest. He was a songwriting instructor at the Internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts for six years, teac
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
June 16
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 20
Folk group from London, Ontario, featuring classically trained singers.
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 21
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 21
For more than 40 years, Dan Hazlett has performed and toured throughout the Midwest. He was a songwriting instructor at the Internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts for six years, teac
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room (Vineyard)
Royal Oak, MI
June 27
Nominated for the 2023 Outstanding Country Artist/Group, This 14 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.
The Whitney (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Detroit, MI
June 27
The Magic Bag (Bar/Nightclub)
Ferndale, MI
June 28
Katie is a Nashville based singer and songwriter from Ann Arbor. She began writing music in high school, combining raw, vulnerable lyricism with catchy melodies and pop-piano sounds.
Garfield House Concerts (House Concert)
Northville, MI
June 28
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 29
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
July 2
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
July 7
The Magic Bag (Bar/Nightclub)
Ferndale, MI
July 7
Trinity House Theatre welcomes back Pierce Pettis! w/special guest (and birthday boy), Jim Bizer!
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
July 7
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
July 9
“Polished yet rootsy Chicago outfit Empty Pockets” (Rolling Stone) celebrates old-school classic rock, folk, and the blues, skillfully blending singer/songwriter catharsis with rich harmonies and
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
July 11
Erratic Ale (Brewery)
Dexter, MI
July 19
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
July 20
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
July 21
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
July 25
The Whitney (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Detroit, MI
July 27
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
July 28
With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, foot-stomping folk and bluesy murder ballads, New Zealand-born and Nashville-based South for Winter combines cello, guitar, mandolin, and three-part harmonies into a genre-bending sound.
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 7
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 8
The Young Fables are an emerging country/americana duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and guitarist Wesley Lunsford and is best known for their appearance on USA's showcase television series Real Country
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
August 9
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
August 9
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 10
Erratic Ale (Brewery)
Dexter, MI
August 10
Royal Oak Music Theatre (Concert Hall)
Royal Oak, MI
August 13
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 16
The Young Fables are an emerging country/americana duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and guitarist Wesley Lunsford and is best known for their appearance on USA's showcase television series Real Country
The Black Crystal Cafe (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 16
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 16
We are a jazzy indie-folk duo (and/or full band) out of Lansing, MI. Austin Kaufmann anchors the band on guitar, with Tamiko Rothhorn adding ukulele and cornet. The two share songwriting duties and trade off singing lead and harmonizing.
North Star Lounge (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
August 17
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
August 25
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Brighton, Michigan

House Concerts

Broken Branch Music Series (Ann Arbor)
Detroit House of Music (Detroit)
Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Kirby Street Concerts (Detroit)
Knight Road House Concerts (Ann Arbor)

Listening Rooms

20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Acoustic Routes Concerts (Saline)
Berkley Coffee & Oak Park Dry (Oak Park)
Farmhouse Folk (Flushing)
Howell Opera House (Howell)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
North Star Lounge (Ann Arbor)
On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase (Chelsea)
Pump House Concerts (East Lansing)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Trinity House Theatre (Livonia)
Ziggy's (Ypsilanti)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Fire Winery (Tecumseh)
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room (Royal Oak)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Whitney (Detroit)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)

Outdoor Music Series

Willow Metro Park (Huron Charter Township)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)
The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)
The Lager House (Detroit)
The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
The Magic Bag (Ferndale)