Live Acoustic Music Near Livonia, 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 Livonia area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Livonia 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Livonia area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

April 18
The Magic Bag (Bar/Nightclub)
Ferndale, MI
April 19
Green Wood Coffee House Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Ann Arbor, MI
April 20
We are a jazzy indie-folk duo (and/or full band) out of Lansing, MI. Austin Kaufmann anchors the band on guitar, with Tamiko Rothhorn adding ukulele and cornet. The two share songwriting duties and trade off singing lead and harmonizing.
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
April 23
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
April 23
Songwriter, banjo-piano-uke-guitar player, Rachael Davis is as renowned for her expressive–and explosive–voice as she is for uniting the often disparate worlds of folk, blues, country, and pop.
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
April 24
North Star Lounge (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
April 25
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
April 26
Annie Capps is best known for her long performing career alongside partner in life and music, Rod Capps. She’s recently released a solo project called “How Can I Say This?” a collection of songs exposing Annie at her most vulnerable and honest.
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
April 26
The Magic Bag (Bar/Nightclub)
Ferndale, MI
April 27
Detroit House of Music (House Concert)
Detroit, MI
April 27
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
April 27
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
April 30
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 2
Coming together to celebrate Pete?s birthday by sharing stories and, in the true Seeger style, lots of singalongs. All proceeds from this event go to support The Ark.
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 2
The Lager House (Bar/Nightclub)
Detroit, MI
May 2
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
May 3
With over 30 million plays on Spotify, Ira Wolf has exploded onto the folk scene over the past three years. Making a home on the road, Wolf connects with audiences on a personal level through melancholy vocals and vulnerable lyrics.
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
May 3
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 3
Songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove.
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
May 3
Royal Oak Music Theatre (Concert Hall)
Royal Oak, MI
May 4
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 4
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
May 5
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 6
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 8
North Star Lounge (Listening Room)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 9
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
May 10
Deidre McCalla doesn’t merely take the stage - she owns it. Her songs embody hope and celebration, struggle, loss, and longing. Sometimes all in one song!
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 11
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
May 11
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 12
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 14
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 17
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
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
May 17
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 17
For more than 40 years, Dan Hazlett has performed and toured throughout the Midwest. He was a songwriting instructor at the Internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts for six years, teac
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room (Vineyard)
Royal Oak, MI
May 18
Evocative songs of place from the deep northwoods of Wisconsin.
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Bloomfield Hills, MI
May 21
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 22
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 23
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 24
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
May 30
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
May 31
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
June 1
Broken Branch Music Series (House Concert)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 5
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 6
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 13
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 14
20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Lake Orion, MI
June 14
The Rough & Tumble is a folk/Americana duo from New Hampshire. They aren’t afraid to take an audience from the lighthearted to the gut wrenching, and they do it seamlessly.
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
June 15
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
June 15
For more than 40 years, Dan Hazlett has performed and toured throughout the Midwest. He was a songwriting instructor at the Internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts for six years, teac
Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Livonia, MI
June 16
The Ark (Small Theater)
Ann Arbor, MI
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Livonia, Michigan

House Concerts

Broken Branch Music Series (Ann Arbor)
Detroit House of Music (Detroit)
Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Kirby Street Concerts (Detroit)
Knight Road House Concerts (Ann Arbor)

Listening Rooms

20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Acoustic Routes Concerts (Saline)
Berkley Coffee & Oak Park Dry (Oak Park)
Howell Opera House (Howell)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
North Star Lounge (Ann Arbor)
On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase (Chelsea)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Trinity House Theatre (Livonia)
Ziggy's (Ypsilanti)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)

Vineyards & Breweries

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room (Royal Oak)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cadieux Cafe (Detroit)
The Whitney (Detroit)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)

Outdoor Music Series

Willow Metro Park (Huron Charter Township)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)
The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)
The Lager House (Detroit)
The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
The Magic Bag (Ferndale)