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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Chicago, IL
|Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)|
|Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)|
|City Winery (Chicago)|
|Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)|
|The Outta Space (Berwyn)|
|Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)|
|Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)|
|St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)|
|Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)|
|Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)|
|Thalia Hall (Chicago)|
|Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)|
|Schubas Tavern (Chicago)|
|FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)|