Live Acoustic Music Near Sarasota, Florida

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

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Sarasota. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

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Mar 28, 2020
Playing at Common Grounds Meeting Hall (Listening Room)
Billboard Top 10 Roots artist who's played the Bluebird Cafe & Carnegie Hall. NO DEPRESSION raved about Grant, “ ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”
Jan 24, 2020
Playing at Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2020
Playing at Dunedin Brewery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 25, 2020
Playing at The Ale and the Witch (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 26, 2020
Playing at Capitol Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 26, 2020
Playing at The Attic (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2020
Playing at Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (Listening Room)
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at Craftsman House Gallery (Listening Room)
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at Hideaway Cafe (Listening Room)
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at Capitol Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at Common Grounds Meeting Hall (Listening Room)
“Billy Kemp, I think he is quite good. He reminds me of some Austin type songwriters; a cross of Leroy Preston and Loudon Wainwright. He’s better than 90% of the music I receive."- Roseanne Cash
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at The Attic (Listening Room)
Jan 31, 2020
Playing at Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (Listening Room)
"Their 'Blue Twangled Folk 'n' Roll' sound rides like a V8, firing on all cylinders!" ~ Gurf Morlix
Feb 1, 2020
Playing at The Attic (Listening Room)
Mackenzie Shivers began writing music when she was four years old and started piano lessons when she was five. In her songwriting, she underpins her classical training with an emotional essence that blossom together like bright buds as they bloom atop a
Feb 2, 2020
Playing at The Independent Bar And Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 5, 2020
Playing at The Attic (Listening Room)
Feb 6, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
Feb 7, 2020
Playing at Craftsman House Gallery (Listening Room)
Feb 8, 2020
Playing at LunaZoot House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 11, 2020
Playing at The Blue Rooster (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 12, 2020
Playing at The Blue Rooster (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 13, 2020
Playing at The Attic (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Feb 14, 2020
Playing at Common Grounds Meeting Hall (Listening Room)
Feb 14, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
Feb 15, 2020
Playing at Craftsman House Gallery (Listening Room)
Feb 16, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Hideaway Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Cultural Center of Charlotte County (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Attic (Listening Room)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Listening Room of Palmer Ranch (House Concert)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Ruth Eckerd Hall (Concert Hall)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
Mar 22, 2020
Playing at Hideaway Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2020
Playing at Safety Harbor Singer Songwriter Festival (Festival)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at The Attic (Listening Room)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Listening Room)
This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City,
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Sarasota, FL

House Concerts

Listening Room of Palmer Ranch (Sarasota)
The Habitat House Concerts (Bradenton)
Wolf Howl Concerts (St Petersburg)
Our Kind of Folk House Concert Series (Seminole)
Wiley House Concerts (Largo)
LunaZoot House Concerts (Tampa)

Listening Rooms

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (Sarasota)
Common Grounds Meeting Hall (North Port)
Hideaway Cafe (St Petersburg)
Craftsman House Gallery (St Petersburg)
The Attic (Tampa)
Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (Safety Harbor)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Blue Rooster (Sarasota)
The Ale and the Witch (St Petersburg)
The Independent Bar And Cafe (Tampa)
Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe (Tampa)

Vineyards & Breweries

Dunedin Brewery (Dunedin)

Small Theaters

Cultural Center of Charlotte County (Port Charlotte)
The Ritz Ybor (Tampa)
Capitol Theatre (Clearwater)