Live Acoustic Music Near Chicago, Illinois

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat. Acoustic music can be heard in many house concerts, acoustic coffeehouses and listening rooms in Chicago, Illinois, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants around town as well as at local libraries. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Apr 26, 2018
Keb Mo (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 27, 2018
Robbie Fulks (Country)
Playing at Wire (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 27, 2018
Madeleine Peyroux (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Apr 27, 2018
Keb Mo (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 28, 2018
Joan Shelley (Unknown)
Playing at The Hideout (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 28, 2018
Dave Barnes (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 29, 2018
Red Molly (Americana)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 29, 2018
Shawna Caspi (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 29, 2018
Sam Amidon (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Apr 30, 2018
Diana Jones (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Oak Park Library (Library)
May 4, 2018
Mike Mains (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Elbo Room (Bar/Nightclub)
May 4, 2018
Dan Navarro (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
May 5, 2018
Kenny White (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Coffeehouse)
May 10, 2018
James Maddock (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 10, 2018
Chris Smither (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
May 11, 2018
Sam Bush (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 11, 2018
Robby Hecht (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
May 12, 2018
Harpeth Rising (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Coffeehouse)
May 12, 2018
Susan Werner (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
May 18, 2018
The Page Turners (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Chicago, IL

House Concerts

Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
Black Dog House Concerts (Chicago)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Dan and Jeanne's Third Coast House Concerts (Ogden Dunes)
Stained Rug House Concerts (Wauconda)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Chicago)
Subterranean (Chicago)
The Outta Space (Berwyn)
SPACE (Evanston)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Lincoln Square House Concert Series (Chicago)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Blue Boat Cafe (Naperville)
Edgar's Place Coffee House (Park Forest)

Cafes & Restaurants

Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground - Clark (Chicago)
Parlour on Park (Chicago)
Adelle's Fine American Fare (Wheaton)
Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Wildwood Restaurant (Geneva)

Libraries

Oak Park Library (Oak Park)
Waukegan Public Library (Waukegan)

Small Theaters

Thalia Hall (Chicago)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)
Canterbury Theatre (Michigan City)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Hideout (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)
The Elbo Room (Chicago)
Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Chicago)
Wire (Berwyn)