Live Acoustic Music Near Madison, Wisconsin

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 Madison 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 Madison 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in Madison. 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 Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
April 19
Stoughton Opera House (Small Theater)
Stoughton, WI
April 19
Balanced Rock Winery (Vineyard)
Baraboo, WI
April 20
The Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
April 25
Stoughton Opera House (Small Theater)
Stoughton, WI
April 26
Barrymore Theatre (Small Theater)
Madison, WI
April 26
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
April 26
The Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
April 27
We are pleased to join Tricia Alexander and Jim Gary at Cafe Carpe. We will share stories and songs.
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
May 3
Sugar Maple Concert Series (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
May 3
High Noon Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Madison, WI
May 3
North Street Cabaret (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
May 3
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Stoughton Opera House (Small Theater)
Stoughton, WI
May 4
Stoughton Opera House (Small Theater)
Stoughton, WI
May 4
High Noon Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Madison, WI
May 5
Harmony Bar and Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Madison, WI
May 9
Stoughton Opera House (Small Theater)
Stoughton, WI
May 9
Madison Folk Music Society (Mad Folk) (Folk Music Society)
Madison, WI
May 10
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
May 10
Stoughton Opera House (Small Theater)
Stoughton, WI
May 10
The Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
May 10
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.
Our House (House Concert)
Madison, WI
May 19
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!
Madison Folk Music Society (Mad Folk) (Folk Music Society)
Madison, WI
May 19
Slowpoke Lounge and Cabaret (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Spring Green, WI
May 21
The Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
May 23
The Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
May 23
Singer/Songwriter: serving the song and a life sentence!
Harmony Bar and Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Madison, WI
May 23
Up North (Bar/Nightclub)
Madison, WI
May 26
High Noon Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Madison, WI
May 29
High Noon Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Madison, WI
May 29
The Sylvee (Bar/Nightclub)
Madison, WI
May 31
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
June 6
Majestic Theatre (Small Theater)
Madison, WI
June 13
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
June 14
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
June 15
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
June 16
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
June 19
The Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Madison, WI
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Madison, Wisconsin

House Concerts

Barb & Kris's House Concert (Sun Prairie)
Kiki's House of Righteous Music (Madison)
Our House (Madison)

Listening Rooms

Cafe Carpe (Fort Atkinson)
East Side Club (Madison)
North Street Cabaret (Madison)
Pyramid Event Venue (Lake Mills)
Shitty Barn (Spring Green)
Sugar Maple Concert Series (Madison)
The Bur Oak (Madison)

Folk Music Societies

Madison Folk Music Society (Mad Folk) (Madison)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Wild Hog In The Woods (Madison)

Vineyards & Breweries

Bailey's Run Vineyard (New Glarus)
Balanced Rock Winery (Baraboo)
Brix Cider House (Mount Horeb)
Bullquarian Brewhouse (Monroe)
Northleaf Winery (Milton)
Stable Rock Winery (Jefferson)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Harmony Bar and Grill (Madison)
Lakeside St Coffee House (Madison)
Minhas Kitchen And Winery (Monroe)
Slowpoke Lounge and Cabaret (Spring Green)

Libraries

Madison Public Library - Hawthorne Neighborhood Library (Madison)

Small Theaters

Barrymore Theatre (Madison)
Majestic Theatre (Madison)
River Arts Concert Series (Prairie du Sac)
Stoughton Opera House (Stoughton)

Outdoor Music Series

Garver Feed Mill Patio (Madison)
Terrace at Memorial Union (Madison)

Bars & Nightclubs

High Noon Saloon (Madison)
Tasting Room of Monona (Monona)
The Sylvee (Madison)
Up North (Madison)