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

Dec 13, 2018
Stephen Kellogg (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2018
Nate Fredrick (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Uncommon Ground - Clark (Cafe/Restaurant)
Dec 16, 2018
Jackie Bristow (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 17, 2018
Tab Benoit (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 18, 2018
Tab Benoit (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 20, 2018
Cat Power (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Dec 21, 2018
Michael McDermott (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 22, 2018
Michael McDermott (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 23, 2018
Michael McDermott (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 12, 2019
William Fitzsimmons (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Jan 13, 2019
Kathy Mattea (Country)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Jan 31, 2019
Kasey Chambers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Feb 2, 2019
Annie and Rod Capps (Americana)
Playing at Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Coffeehouse)
Feb 22, 2019
Dada Veda (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Store (Bar/Nightclub)

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)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (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)
The Store (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)