Live Acoustic Music Near Columbus, Ohio

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Columbus. Local 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

April 25
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 1
Woodlands Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Columbus, OH
May 1
Rumba Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Columbus, OH
May 2
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 2
With over 30 million plays on Spotify, Ira Wolf has exploded onto the folk scene over the past three years. Making a home on the road, Wolf connects with audiences on a personal level through melancholy vocals and vulnerable lyrics.
Rambling House Soda Music Bar (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 3
Rambling House Soda Music Bar (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 8
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 9
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 10
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 11
Deidre McCalla doesn’t merely take the stage - she owns it. Her songs embody hope and celebration, struggle, loss, and longing. Sometimes all in one song!
Six String Concerts (Small Theater)
Columbus, OH
May 11
Rumba Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Columbus, OH
May 14
Rumba Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Columbus, OH
May 15
Rumba Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Columbus, OH
May 15
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 17
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
May 25
Rumba Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Columbus, OH
May 26
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
June 13
Midland Theatre (Concert Hall)
Newark, OH
June 13
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
June 24
The Refectory Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Columbus, OH
June 30
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
July 11
Midland Theatre (Concert Hall)
Newark, OH
July 18
Natalie's Grandview (Listening Room)
Columbus, OH
July 24
Woodlands Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Columbus, OH
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Columbus, Ohio

Listening Rooms

Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music (Worthington)
Natalie's Grandview (Columbus)
Rambling House Soda Music Bar (Columbus)
Thirty One West (Newark)

Folk Music Societies

Columbus Folk Music Society (Columbus)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Refectory Restaurant (Columbus)

Small Theaters

Six String Concerts (Columbus)
Southern Theatre (Columbus)

Bars & Nightclubs

Rumba Cafe (Columbus)
Skullys Music Diner (Columbus)
Woodlands Tavern (Columbus)