Live Acoustic Music Near Iowa City, Iowa

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Iowa City 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Iowa City 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

Jul 10, 2019
Playing at Jitney (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“With one guitar and one fiddle, the duo generates marvelous close harmony. The vibe is infectious enough to be investigated by the CDC; anyone who doesn’t grin during the set must be immune to pleasure.” — Suzanne Cadgéne, Elmore Magazine
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Iowa City, IA

Listening Rooms

Uptown Bill's (Iowa City)
CSPS Hall - Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Lowe Coffeehouse Concert Series (Marion)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Mill (Iowa City)
Jitney (Monticello)

Vineyards & Breweries

Cedar Ridge Vineyards (Swisher)

Small Theaters

The Englert Theatre (Iowa City)
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort (Riverside)
LilFest Concert Series at the Uptown Theatre (Mount Vernon)