Live Acoustic Music Near Seattle, Washington

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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle. 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

May 26
Northwest Folklife (Folk Music Society)
Seattle, WA
May 26
Dancing Fish Vineyards (Vineyard)
Freeland, WA
May 26
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
May 28
The Crocodile (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
May 30
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
May 30
The Crocodile (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
June 1
Treehouse Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Bainbridge Island, WA
June 2
The Royal Room Seattle (Listening Room)
Seattle, WA
June 5
The White Buffalo is the professional moniker and stage name of American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith.
McMenamin's Spanish Ballroom (Small Theater)
Tacoma, WA
June 6
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
June 7
Northwest Cellars (Vineyard)
Kirkland, WA
June 9
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
June 13
Winner of seven International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.
Ballard Homestead (Small Theater)
Seattle, WA
June 19
Triple Door (Small Theater)
Seattle, WA
June 23
Nectar Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
June 26
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
June 27
McMenamin's Spanish Ballroom (Small Theater)
Tacoma, WA
June 30
Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance.
Sunset Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 10
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 11
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 12
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 13
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 15
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 16
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 17
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 17
Caitlin Cannon's "Countrypolitan" set is as fun as it is heartbreaking. She wrangles lyrics that shout loneliness and defiance inside beautifully crafted stories that make you laugh, cry, and think.
The Robin Hood Pub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Union, WA
July 23
Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
July 27
The Crocodile (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
August 2
Northwest Cellars (Vineyard)
Kirkland, WA
August 8
Triple Door (Small Theater)
Seattle, WA
August 14
Jenner is a storyteller. His music is full of love, compassion and curiosity. The characters are relatable because they’re real folks
McMenamin's Spanish Ballroom (Small Theater)
Tacoma, WA
August 15
The White Buffalo is the professional moniker and stage name of American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith.
The Crocodile (Bar/Nightclub)
Seattle, WA
August 15
Jenner is a storyteller. His music is full of love, compassion and curiosity. The characters are relatable because they’re real folks
Triple Door (Small Theater)
Seattle, WA
August 16
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Triple Door (Small Theater)
Seattle, WA
August 25
The Rabbit Box (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Seattle, WA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Seattle, Washington

House Concerts

Birdsong House Concerts (Seattle)
Chicken Barn Concert Hall (Clinton)
Concerts At Our House (Seattle)
Concerts at The Barn - Kingston (Kingston)
Deb's Den Garden Concert Series (Seattle)

Listening Rooms

Coyle Concerts in the Woods (Coyle)
Egan's Ballard Jam House (Seattle)
Fremont Abbey Arts Center (Seattle)
Laurel B Johnson Community Center (Quilcene)
The Royal Room Seattle (Seattle)
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater (Snohomish)

Folk Music Societies

Seattle Folklore Society (Seattle)
Northwest Folklife (Seattle)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Soul Food Coffee House & Fair Trade Emporium (Redmond)

Vineyards & Breweries

Dancing Fish Vineyards (Freeland)
Eleven Winery (Bainbridge Island)
Lauren Ashton Cellars (Woodinville)
Northwest Cellars (Kirkland)
Olalla Vineyard & Winery (Olalla)
Prohibition Cellars -Woodinville (Woodinville)
Sigillo Cellars (Snoqualmie)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

C & P Coffee (Seattle)
C and P Coffee Company (Seattle)
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe (Seattle)
Hollywood Tavern (Woodinville)
Snapdragon (Vashon)
The Rabbit Box (Seattle)
The Robin Hood Pub (Union)
Treehouse Cafe (Bainbridge Island)

Small Theaters

Admiral Theatre (Bremerton)
Alma Mater - Fawcett Hall (Tacoma)
Ballard Homestead (Seattle)
Kenyon Hall (Seattle)
McMenamin's Spanish Ballroom (Tacoma)
The Neptune Theatre (Seattle)
Triple Door (Seattle)

Bars & Nightclubs

Barboza (Seattle)
Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
Sunset Tavern (Seattle)
The Crocodile (Seattle)
Tractor Tavern (Seattle)