Live Acoustic Music Near Geneva, 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva 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

Oct 26, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 27, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2021
Playing at Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2021
Playing at Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Listening Room)
Oct 31, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Nov 2, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Nov 3, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Nov 4, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Listening Room)
Nov 5, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Tonic Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 6, 2021
Playing at Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 7, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Nov 9, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Nov 10, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Nov 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Nov 12, 2021
Playing at The Hideout (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Nov 14, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 16, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Nov 19, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Nov 20, 2021
Playing at Tonic Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 21, 2021
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 26, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Nov 30, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 5, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Dec 5, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Dec 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Dec 12, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sean Charles Watkins is a member of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration.
Dec 20, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 21, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 22, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 23, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 9, 2022
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 20, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Geneva, IL

House Concerts

Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acorn Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)
Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)

Small Theaters

Open Door Theater (Oak Park)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)
Thalia Hall (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

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