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.

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 Chicago area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Chicago 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 many listening rooms and small theaters in Chicago.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Jul 31, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 4, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 7, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Aug 12, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2021
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 9, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Sep 9, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 10, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 14, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 15, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 15, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at The Outta Space (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 24, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Chicago, IL

House Concerts

Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
The Outta Space (Berwyn)
SPACE (Evanston)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)

Small Theaters

Thalia Hall (Chicago)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)