Live Acoustic Music Near Evanston, Illinois

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat. Acoustic music can be heard in many house concerts, acoustic coffeehouses and listening rooms in and around the Evanston area, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants in the area as well as at local libraries. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Apr 21, 2018
Hurray for the Riff Raff (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 21, 2018
Gina Forsyth (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Coffeehouse)
Apr 22, 2018
Heather Styka (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 22, 2018
Heather Styka (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 26, 2018
Keb Mo (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 27, 2018
Keb Mo (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 27, 2018
Robbie Fulks (Country)
Playing at Wire (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 27, 2018
Madeleine Peyroux (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Apr 28, 2018
Joan Shelley (Unknown)
Playing at The Hideout (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 28, 2018
Dave Barnes (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 29, 2018
Shawna Caspi (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 29, 2018
Sam Amidon (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
May 4, 2018
Mike Mains (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Elbo Room (Bar/Nightclub)
May 4, 2018
Dan Navarro (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
May 5, 2018
Kenny White (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Coffeehouse)
May 10, 2018
James Maddock (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 10, 2018
Chris Smither (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
May 11, 2018
Sam Bush (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 11, 2018
Robby Hecht (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
May 12, 2018
Harpeth Rising (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Coffeehouse)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Evanston, IL

House Concerts

Black Dog House Concerts (Chicago)
Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Stained Rug House Concerts (Wauconda)
Dan and Jeanne's Third Coast House Concerts (Ogden Dunes)

Listening Rooms

SPACE (Evanston)
Subterranean (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
The Outta Space (Berwyn)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Lincoln Square House Concert Series (Chicago)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Blue Boat Cafe (Naperville)

Cafes & Restaurants

Parlour on Park (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground - Clark (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Adelle's Fine American Fare (Wheaton)
Wildwood Restaurant (Geneva)

Libraries

Waukegan Public Library (Waukegan)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
The Elbo Room (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)
The Hideout (Chicago)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Chicago)
Wire (Berwyn)