Live Acoustic Music Near Oak Park, Illinois

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

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Oak Park 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 listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Oak Park area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes 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 Acoustic Shows

Jan 22, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jan 24, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Feb 5, 2021
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Dennis Warner Career Highlights: * 10 CD's Released * Featured In Concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts * Author of Beads on One String (Sixth Printing) * Kerrville Folk Festival (Three-Time New Folk Finalist) * Radio, TV and Mor
Feb 7, 2021
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Dennis Warner Career Highlights: * 10 CD's Released * Featured In Concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts * Author of Beads on One String (Sixth Printing) * Kerrville Folk Festival (Three-Time New Folk Finalist) * Radio, TV and Mor
Feb 19, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 17, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 18, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 25, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 27, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 1, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 4, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 16, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Oak Park, IL

House Concerts

Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
The Berkshire Sessions (Wheeling)

Listening Rooms

Davenports Piano Bar (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
SPACE (Evanston)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Durty Nellie's (Palatine)

Libraries

Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Small Theaters

Thalia Hall (Chicago)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)
The Hideout (Chicago)
Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)