Live Acoustic Music Near Skokie, 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 Skokie 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 Skokie 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 and small theaters in and around the Skokie area.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Jun 14, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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)
Jul 16, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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.
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 Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2021
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2021
Playing at City Winery (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)
Sep 10, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Skokie, IL

House Concerts

Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)

Listening Rooms

SPACE (Evanston)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)

Small Theaters

Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)
Thalia Hall (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)