Live Acoustic Music Near Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove 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 Downers Grove 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 and around the Downers Grove area.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

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Jun 4, 2021
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Jon has shared stages with Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, and Keb Mo. Winner of the 2019 Int'l Blues Challenge, Jon is a fine picker, and Americana songwriter. Often tours with FJ Ventre on upright bass.
May 16, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, was shaped by a 61-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted
May 27, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Jun 5, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Jun 11, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Jun 12, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Jun 12, 2021
Playing at Route One House Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 14, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 19, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 20, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 24, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 25, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jul 24, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Jul 28, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jul 31, 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)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Downers Grove, IL

House Concerts

Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
The Berkshire Sessions (Wheeling)

Listening Rooms

Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
City Winery (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
SPACE (Evanston)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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