Live Acoustic Music Near Santa Monica, California

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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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 and around the Santa Monica 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

Aug 17, 2019
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Sean Charles Watkins is a member of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek, the duo Fiction Family and the supergroup Works Progress Administration.
Aug 17, 2019
Playing at The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at The Mint (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at Bootleg Theater (Small Theater)
Sep 3, 2019
Playing at Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Tamiza's Treats (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Russ and Julie's House Concerts (House Concert)
The Quitters specialize in a wide range of Americana music, both acoustic and electric, ranging from acoustic fingerpicking to Chicago-style electric blues, with a generous sprinkling of original material thrown in.
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Bootleg Theater (Small Theater)
Sep 13, 2019
Playing at The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at The Mint (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Canciones House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 29, 2019
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2019
Playing at Wine & Song Concert Series (Listening Room)
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at Music at the Point (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 4, 2019
Playing at The Troubadour (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Santa Monica, CA

House Concerts

Manhattan Beach Folk (Manhattan Beach)
Russ and Julie's House Concerts (Oak Park)
Naiditch House Concerts (Altadena)
Camarillo Cafe (Camarillo)
Canciones House Concerts (Santa Ana)
Gelencser House Concerts (Claremont)

Listening Rooms

McCabe's Guitar Shop (Santa Monica)
Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles)
Kulak's Woodshed (North Hollywood)
Wine & Song Concert Series (South Pasadena)
Grand Annex (San Pedro)
The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Altadena)
The Living Tradition (Anaheim)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Music at the Point (Long Beach)
Fireside Concerts (Newbury Park)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Republic of Pie (North Hollywood)
Spoke Bicycle Cafe (Los Angeles)
Tamiza's Treats (Torrance)
Matt Denny's Ale House (Arcadia)

Vineyards & Breweries

Cellar Sessions at Old Oak Cellars (Pasadena)

Small Theaters

Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles)
Pacific Amphitheatre (Costa Mesa)

Outdoor Music Series

Tiny Porch Concerts (Agoura Hills)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Mint (Los Angeles)
The Troubadour (West Hollywood)