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.

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 Evanston 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 Evanston host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. 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 and small theaters in and around the Evanston 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

Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at The Elbo Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Tonic Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 25, 2019
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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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)
Sonic Woods House Concert Series (New Lenox)

Listening Rooms

SPACE (Evanston)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Subterranean (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Route 1 House Concerts (Park Forest)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Beat Kitchen (Chicago)

Libraries

Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

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 Store (Chicago)
The Hideout (Chicago)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Chicago)
Wire (Berwyn)