Live Acoustic Music Near Grayslake, 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 Grayslake 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 Grayslake 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 Grayslake 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

Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at The Outta Space (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at Open Door Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Subterranean (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Oct 13, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Grayslake, IL

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
SPACE (Evanston)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Subterranean (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
The Outta Space (Berwyn)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acorn Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
The Coffee House (Milwaukee)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Milwaukee)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)
Shank Hall (Milwaukee)