Live Acoustic Music Near Lansing, Michigan

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 Lansing 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 Lansing 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Lansing 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 23, 2020
Playing at Garfield House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
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, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Nov 11, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Nov 27, 2020
Playing at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lansing, MI

House Concerts

Lakehouse Music (East Lansing)
Manchester Underground (Manchester)
Wabash Hollow Listening Parties (Grand Rapids)
Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Maplewood Concert Series (Livonia)

Listening Rooms

Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
The White Crow Conservatory of Music (Saginaw)
Listening Room Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids)
The Sandbox (Kalamazoo)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)
20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Otus Supply (Ferndale)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)
Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Zou Zou's Cafe (Chelsea)
Brighton Bar and Grill (Brighton)
One Trick Pony Grill and Taproom (Grand Rapids)
Bells Eccentric Cafe (Kalamazoo)
The Loving Touch (Ferndale)

Vineyards & Breweries

Lone Oak Vineyard Estate (Grass Lake)
Ann Arbor Distilling Company (Ann Arbor)
Founders Brewing (Grand Rapids)


Farmington Hills Community Library (Farmington Hills)

Small Theaters

The Robin Theatre (Lansing)
Franke Center For the Arts (Marshall)
The Ark (Ann Arbor)
The Intersection (Grand Rapids)
Fayette Opera House (Fayette)

Outdoor Music Series

Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization (Manchester)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)
The Pyramid Scheme (Grand Rapids)