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.

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

May 29, 2019
Playing at Wine & Song Concert Series (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at Tamiza's Treats (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at Russ and Julie's House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Tiny Porch Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Jun 3, 2019
Playing at Naiditch House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 3, 2019
Playing at The Wiltern (Concert Hall)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Hotel Cafe (Listening Room)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Wine & Song Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jun 13, 2019
Playing at The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Jun 15, 2019
Playing at Canciones House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 15, 2019
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
Jun 15, 2019
Playing at Spoke Bicycle Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 18, 2019
Playing at The Mint (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Fireside Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Gelencser House Concerts (House Concert)
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at The Coffee Gallery Backstage (Listening Room)
Jul 13, 2019
Playing at Russ and Julie's House Concerts (House Concert)
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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)
Wild Honey Foundation Backyard Shows (Los Angeles)
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

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)