Live Acoustic Music Near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

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

August 16
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
August 16
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
August 17
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
August 21
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
August 25
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
August 27
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.
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
September 3
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
September 9
Thunderbird Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
September 9
Joe Matzzie’s unique sound revolves around his gentle yet raspy vocals and melodic, acoustic guitar riffs.
J. Gough's Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Pittsburgh, PA
September 10
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals.
PK Winery (Vineyard)
McDonald, PA
September 12
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
September 15
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
September 17
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
September 22
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
September 23
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
September 24
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.
Music Beacon Concert Series (House Concert)
Pittsburgh, PA
September 27
Thunderbird Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 1
Calliope House (Folk Music Society)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 4
Thunderbird Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 6
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 7
AHI
AHI is the stage name of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose album In Our Time was named as a Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 8
Thunderbird Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 15
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 22
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 23
Crafthouse Stage and Grill (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 27
Club Cafe (Listening Room)
Pittsburgh, PA
October 27
Mr Smalls Theatre (Small Theater)
Millvale, PA
October 27
Thunderbird Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
November 5
Thunderbird Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
November 7
Thunderbird Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Pittsburgh, PA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

House Concerts

Music Beacon Concert Series (Pittsburgh)
Silver Maple House Concerts (New Eagle)

Listening Rooms

Club Cafe (Pittsburgh)
Steamworks Creative (Gibsonia)
The Government Center (Pittsburgh)

Folk Music Societies

Calliope House (Pittsburgh)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

SongSpace at First Unitarian (Pittsburgh)

Vineyards & Breweries

PK Winery (McDonald)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

J. Gough's Tavern (Pittsburgh)

Small Theaters

Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh)
Mr Smalls Theatre (Millvale)

Bars & Nightclubs

Crafthouse Stage and Grill (Pittsburgh)
Thunderbird Cafe (Pittsburgh)