Live Acoustic Music Near Dekalb, 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 Dekalb area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Dekalb host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms in and around the Dekalb area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Acorn Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Evocative songs of place from the deep northwoods of Wisconsin.
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Original music featuring heartfelt lyrics, lush harmonies, and intertwining guitar parts. Matt & Charlie have performed together since 1996 at coffeehouses, clubs, colleges, & concert halls throughout the Midwest, earning new fans at each show.
Apr 29, 2020
Playing at Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater (Listening Room)
May 1, 2020
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Rockford Listening Room (House Concert)
With a sonic landscape that easily moves from a stripped down acoustic sound to denser and edgier electric arrangements, the songs of Society of Broken Souls confront our raw humanity while celebrating the beautiful mosaic of the human experience.
May 8, 2020
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
May 30, 2020
Playing at The Berkshire Sessions (House Concert)
Jun 13, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2020
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Dekalb, IL

House Concerts

Rockford Listening Room (Rockford)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
The Berkshire Sessions (Wheeling)

Listening Rooms

The House Cafe (Dekalb)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater (Lasalle)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Concerts on The Creek (Rockford)
Off Square Music (Woodstock)
Acorn Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)

Libraries

Lisle Public Library (Lisle)
Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Wire (Berwyn)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)