Live Acoustic Music Near Rockford, 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 Rockford 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 Rockford 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 many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Rockford.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

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Jul 24, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Jun 19, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 20, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 20, 2021
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
The Chicago Tribune has called Mark Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”
Jun 24, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 25, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 27, 2021
Playing at Magic Mansion (House Concert)
Jun 27, 2021
Playing at The Bur Oak (Listening Room)
Jul 28, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jul 31, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 4, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 7, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Aug 12, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2021
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Sep 9, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Sep 9, 2021
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rockford, IL

House Concerts

Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)
Magic Mansion (Oconomowoc)

Listening Rooms

Cafe Carpe (Fort Atkinson)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
The Bur Oak (Madison)
Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater (Lasalle)
SPACE (Evanston)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
The Princeton Coffeehouse (Princeton)
St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brix Cider House (Mount Horeb)

Small Theaters

Stoughton Opera House (Stoughton)
Majestic Theatre (Madison)
Barrymore Theatre (Madison)

Bars & Nightclubs

FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)