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.
Many 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.
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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Evanston, IL
|Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)|
|Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)|
|Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)|
|Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)|
|City Winery (Chicago)|
|Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)|
|The Outta Space (Berwyn)|
|Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)|
|Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)|
|St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)|
|Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)|
|Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)|
|Acorn Coffeehouse (Wheaton)|
|Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)|
|Beat Kitchen (Chicago)|
|Durty Nellie's (Palatine)|
|Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)|
|Open Door Theater (Oak Park)|
|Thalia Hall (Chicago)|
|Schubas Tavern (Chicago)|
|Tonic Room (Chicago)|
|FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)|