Live Acoustic Music Near Nashville, Tennessee

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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 Nashville area. You just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Nashville 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 small listening rooms and theaters in Nashville. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Aug 16, 2018
Miss Tess and The Talkbacks (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Aug 16, 2018
Robinson Treacher (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Aug 17, 2018
Jillette Johnson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Aug 17, 2018
Victoria Banks (Country)
Playing at The Listening Room Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2018
Michael Logen (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 18, 2018
Jenn Bostic (Country)
Playing at Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 22, 2018
Brennen Leigh (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2018
Griffin House (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2018
The Howlin' Brothers (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Aug 24, 2018
Tina & Her Pony (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at The Local (Listening Room)
Aug 24, 2018
Hadley Kennary (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2018
Hadley Kennary (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge (Small Theater)
Aug 30, 2018
Sugarcane Jane (Country)
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2018
Amy Stroup (Unknown)
Playing at Musicians Corner at Centennial Park (Festival)
Sep 7, 2018
Langhorne Slim (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Sep 8, 2018
Daniel Champagne (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Garden Party Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 8, 2018
Victoria Banks (Country)
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 9, 2018
Kelsey Steele (Country)
Playing at Just Love Coffee (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 13, 2018
Jaimee Harris (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 13, 2018
Mountain Heart (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at The High Watt (Cafe/Restaurant)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Nashville, TN

House Concerts

Garden Party Concerts (Hermitage)
CKs House Concert (Brentwood)
Bluff House Concerts (White Bluff)
Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts (Lebanon)
Spring Hill House Concert Series (Spring Hill)

Listening Rooms

The Listening Room Cafe (Nashville)
12th and Porter (Nashville)
The Station Inn (Nashville)
Two Old Hippies (Nashville)
The Basement (Nashville)
The Local (Nashville)
Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville)
Gray Matter Studio (Nashville)
The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville)
Radio Cafe (Nashville)
The Whiskey Room Live (Franklin)
Kimbro's Pickin Parlor (Franklin)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Pavilion Coffee House (Madison)

Cafes & Restaurants

Pucket's Grocery (Nashville)
The High Watt (Nashville)
Dan McGuinness Pub (Nashville)
Just Love Coffee (Nashville)
3rd and Lindsley (Nashville)
Soulshine Pizza Factory (Nashville)
Edgehill Cafe (Nashville)
Cafe Coco (Nashville)
The Crying Wolf (Nashville)
Springwater Supper Club and Lounge (Nashville)
Commodore Grill (Nashville)
The 5 Spot (Nashville)
Belcourt Taps (Nashville)
The MD Loft at Mad Donna's (Nashville)
Brown's Diner (Nashville)
The Family Wash (Nashville)
The Stone Fox (Nashville)
Corky's BBQ Brentwood (Brentwood)
Barefoot Charlies (Hendersonville)
Puckett's Boat House (Franklin)
GRAY'S on Main (Franklin)
Sheyegirl Coffee (Ashland City)
Bunganut Pig Pub and Eatery (Franklin)
First District Coffee (Fairview)
Circa Grill (Thompson Station)
Sammy B's (Lebanon)
Bunganut Pig Pub and Eatery (Murfreesboro)

Libraries

Courtyard Concerts at Nashville Public Library (Nashville)

Small Theaters

The Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge (Nashville)
The Loveless Barn (Nashville)
Franklin Theatre (Franklin)
Capitol Theatre (Lebanon)

Bars & Nightclubs

Bootleggers Inn (Nashville)
Gold Rush - Nashville (Nashville)