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 several 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

September 29
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
September 29
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
September 30
Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
East Lansing, MI
September 30
Just a nice Jewish boy with a suitcase full of songs and stories and self deprecating humor.
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
September 30
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 1
“... 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
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 7
Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
East Lansing, 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 8
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 11
The Michigan Theatre (Concert Hall)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 11
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 12
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 14
Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
East Lansing, MI
October 15
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
October 15
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
October 20
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
October 21
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 21
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
October 22
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 23
Kerrytown Concert House (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 23
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 28
Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
East Lansing, MI
October 28
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
October 29
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
November 2
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 4
Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Ferndale, MI
November 4
Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
East Lansing, MI
November 4
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 4
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.
The Black Crystal Cafe (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 9
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 10
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
November 10
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 11
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
November 11
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
November 16
David’s songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, the Kennedy Center, NASA’s Space Shuttle “Atlantis”, Peter, Paul, & Mary and Kingston Trio CDs, and 15 of his own.
Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
East Lansing, MI
November 17
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 18
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 18
Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
East Lansing, MI
November 19
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
November 20
Collaborating with City and Colour for her song Someone, Geneviève has launched her third full-length album, Satellite. Surrounded by an all-female team, Geneviève conquers fans through her intimate vocals, lush instruments and expressive harmonies.
Knight Road House Concerts (House Concert)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 20
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
November 27
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
December 3
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
December 4
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
December 7
Ruth and Max have performed their style of Acoustic Americana 40 years, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music. Ruth is known for her songwriting as well as her strong alto voice
On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase (Listening Room)
Chelsea, MI
December 9
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
December 10
The Loving Touch (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Ferndale, MI
December 11
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Brighton, Michigan

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Howell Opera House (Howell)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase (Chelsea)
Otus Supply (Ferndale)
Pump House Concerts (East Lansing)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
The Rumpus Room (Chelsea)
Trinity House Theatre (Livonia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

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)