Live Acoustic Music Near Geneva, Illinois

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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 many 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.

Several 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. 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 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Sep 22, 2018
Roy Zimmerman (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Coffeehouse)
Sep 23, 2018
Antje Duvekot (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 23, 2018
Matthew Perryman Jones (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 24, 2018
Ryanhood (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Oak Park Library (Library)
Sep 25, 2018
Samantha Crain (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Hideout (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 28, 2018
Porter Nickerson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2018
Holly Near (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2018
Sean Hayes (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2018
Lyal Strickland (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Oct 5, 2018
Shawn Mullins (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Oct 6, 2018
Danika Holmes and Jeb (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Sonic Woods House Concert Series (House Concert)
Oct 8, 2018
Katie Kuffel (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 8, 2018
Crystal Bowersox (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2018
Mari Black (Celtic)
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Oct 12, 2018
Ronnie Baker Brooks (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 14, 2018
Mari Black (Celtic)
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 14, 2018
James McMurtry (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2018
Reina del Cid (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2018
Liv Lombardi (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 20, 2018
Callaghan (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)

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

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House Concerts

Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Stained Rug House Concerts (Wauconda)
Sonic Woods House Concert Series (New Lenox)
Black Dog House Concerts (Chicago)
Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)

Listening Rooms

Hootenanny House (Geneva)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
The House Cafe (Dekalb)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)
Long Grove Arts and Music (Long Grove)
The Outta Space (Berwyn)
Subterranean (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
SPACE (Evanston)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes & Restaurants

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

Libraries

Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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