Live Acoustic Music Near Los Angeles, California

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 Los Angeles area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Los Angeles. 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

September 27
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
September 28
Wine & Song Concert Series (Listening Room)
South Pasadena, CA
September 29
From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass.
Muckenthaler Cultural Center (Listening Room)
Fullerton, CA
September 29
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Altadena, CA
September 29
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
September 29
Together in North Hollywood: JK Jones: Joni Mitchell and more; Mike Berman: Original songs in the L.A. tradition
Republic of Pie (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
North Hollywood, CA
September 30
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
October 1
Lisa Sanders & Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes at Julie's Joint. Opening the night is John Zipperer and the Current Band. Pot luck dinner! Song Circle $25 Donation to the musicians.
Julie's Joint (House Concert)
Los Angeles, CA
October 1
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Santa Monica, CA
October 2
Graciously hosted by dear friend, Laura Perry, in her magical North Hollywood backyard*, this Backyard Concert with Arielle is in support of the making of her upcoming album, Watershed. There will be wine, cheese, and cookies.
Songwriters in the Valley (House Concert)
Los Angeles, CA
October 2
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Santa Monica, CA
October 3
The Wayfarer (Bar/Nightclub)
Costa Mesa, CA
October 5
The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
West Hollywood, CA
October 5
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
Wine & Song Concert Series (Listening Room)
South Pasadena, CA
October 7
El Rey Theatre (Bar/Nightclub)
Los Angeles, CA
October 7
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
October 8
The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
West Hollywood, CA
October 8
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Altadena, CA
October 9
The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Concert Hall)
Los Angeles, CA
October 10
The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
West Hollywood, CA
October 14
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Altadena, CA
October 15
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
October 16
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
October 18
If you have seen Abby perform live, you know she can play a mean lead-blues guitar solo, or throw down a complex Earl Scruggs banjo riff. She is as varied musically as the instruments she plays.
Bar Lubitsch (Bar/Nightclub)
West Hollywood, CA
October 18
The Wiltern (Concert Hall)
Los Angeles, CA
October 19
To hear just one song from Rod Picott is to feel the road under your worn shoes, coming up short on payday, and the wind blowing through your hair with a pretty girl sittin' by your side in your '65 Falcon.
Wine & Song Concert Series (Listening Room)
South Pasadena, CA
October 20
The Bourbon Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Los Angeles, CA
October 20
Fonda Theatre (Small Theater)
Los Angeles, CA
October 20
The Wayfarer (Bar/Nightclub)
Costa Mesa, CA
October 20
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
October 21
Boulevard Music (Listening Room)
Culver City, CA
October 21
The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
West Hollywood, CA
October 21
To hear just one song from Rod Picott is to feel the road under your worn shoes, coming up short on payday, and the wind blowing through your hair with a pretty girl sittin' by your side in your '65 Falcon.
Yellow Door Concerts (House Concert)
Santa Ana, CA
October 22
Russ and Julie's House Concerts (House Concert)
Oak Park, CA
October 29
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
November 1
The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
West Hollywood, CA
November 5
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Santa Monica, CA
November 6
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
November 11
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
November 12
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Altadena, CA
November 13
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Santa Monica, CA
November 13
The Wiltern (Concert Hall)
Los Angeles, CA
November 17
The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
West Hollywood, CA
November 18
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Santa Monica, CA
November 18
The Wiltern (Concert Hall)
Los Angeles, CA
November 19
Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Los Angeles, CA
November 19
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Santa Monica, CA
November 19
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Altadena, CA
November 20
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Santa Monica, CA
November 26
The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Concert Hall)
Los Angeles, CA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Los Angeles, California

House Concerts

Julie's Joint (Los Angeles)
Live at the A-Frame (Kagel Canyon)
Russ and Julie's House Concerts (Oak Park)
Songwriters in the Valley (Los Angeles)
Yellow Door Concerts (Santa Ana)

Listening Rooms

Boulevard Music (Culver City)
Folk Music Center (Claremont)
Grand Annex (San Pedro)
Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles)
Lodge Room (Los Angeles)
McCabe's Guitar Shop (Santa Monica)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center (Fullerton)
SNAP - Sunday Night At The Pavilion at Celebrity Centre International (Los Angeles)
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Altadena)
Wine & Song Concert Series (South Pasadena)

Folk Music Societies

FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region-West) (Los Angeles)

Vineyards & Breweries

Project Barley Brewery (Lomita)
Wingwalker (Monrovia)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bogart's Coffee House (Seal Beach)
Campus JAX (Newport Beach)
Republic of Pie (North Hollywood)
The Night Owl (Fullerton)
Vitello's Supper Club (Los Angeles)

Small Theaters

Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles)
Torrance Cultural Arts Center (Torrance)

Outdoor Music Series

Tiny Porch Concerts (Agoura Hills)
Mission Tile West Music Series (South Pasadena)

Bars & Nightclubs

Bar Lubitsch (West Hollywood)
BL Dancehall and Saloon (Agoura Hills)
El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles)
Gold Diggers (Los Angeles)
Regent Theater (Los Angeles)
The Bourbon Room (Los Angeles)
The Mint (Los Angeles)
The Troubadour (West Hollywood)
The Venice West (Los Angeles)
The Wayfarer (Costa Mesa)