Live Acoustic Music Near Nashville, Tennessee

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

Local libraries 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 Nashville. Local 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

August 15
Formerly of four-time Grammy Award-winning Folk, Country and Americana duo The Civil Wars, Joy recently recorded her forthcoming solo album, Front Porch, produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids.
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 16
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 16
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 18
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 18
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 18
Springwater Supper Club and Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 19
Lyrically driven Americana/Folk music. Unique, mid-western storytelling drenched in sibling-like harmony. You might laugh, you might cry & you are certain to hav a good time.
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 19
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 19
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
August 20
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
August 20
Lipstick Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Nashville, TN
August 21
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 21
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 22
Donna is a touring singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist, performing 250 dates a year all over the US. She is currently recording her 6th CD, The Cosmic Cowgirl"
Commodore Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 23
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 24
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 25
Musicians Corner at Centennial Park (Festivals)
Nashville, TN
August 26
A Winner of both the Kerrville and Tumbleweed Folk Festival songwriting competitions, Claudia’s amber honey voice delivers emotionally fearless songs in between outlandish and irreverant monologues.
Franklin Theatre (Small Theater)
Franklin, TN
August 26
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 27
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 27
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 27
Smith’s innate songwriting ability and haunting voice leave you with a sense of timeless nostalgia. Crossing a wide array of genres, what gets produced has been compared to the likes of Bruce Springsteen to Gregory Alan Isakov.
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 27
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 28
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 29
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
August 29
Belcourt Taps (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
August 29
Franklin Theatre (Small Theater)
Franklin, TN
August 31
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
September 3
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
September 7
Franklin Theatre (Small Theater)
Franklin, TN
September 7
Analog at Hutton Hotel (Bar/Nightclub)
Nashville, TN
September 8
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 8
Songwriter, singer, slide guitar and clawhammer banjo player based in Nashville, TN.
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 8
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 10
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 11
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 11
3rd and Lindsley (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
September 13
An american singer-songwriter based in Carrboro, North Carolina best known for his narrative tales of love, life, and death in America.
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
September 13
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 15
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 16
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 16
The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nashville, TN
September 16
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 17
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 17
City Winery Nashville (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 20
The Listening Room Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 23
The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 23
The Basement (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 24
The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Nashville, TN
September 24
Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Nashville, TN
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Nashville, Tennessee

Listening Rooms

12th and Porter (Nashville)
City Winery Nashville (Nashville)
Kimbro's Pickin Parlor (Franklin)
The Basement (Nashville)
The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville)
The Listening Room Cafe (Nashville)
The Local (Nashville)
The Station Inn (Nashville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

3rd and Lindsley (Nashville)
Belcourt Taps (Nashville)
Cafe Coco (Nashville)
Commodore Grill (Nashville)
GRAY'S on Main (Franklin)
Sheyegirl Coffee (Ashland City)
Springwater Supper Club and Lounge (Nashville)
The 5 Spot (Nashville)
The Coffee House at Second and Bridge (Franklin)
The High Watt (Nashville)

Libraries

Courtyard Concerts at Nashville Public Library (Nashville)

Small Theaters

Franklin Theatre (Franklin)
The Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge (Nashville)

Bars & Nightclubs

Analog at Hutton Hotel (Nashville)
Lipstick Lounge (Nashville)