Live Acoustic Music Near Waukesha, Wisconsin

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Waukesha 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 and around the Waukesha area. Local 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

September 30
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Milwaukee, WI
October 6
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
October 7
Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series (Listening Room)
Mequon, WI
October 7
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
October 8
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
October 9
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
October 13
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
October 15
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
October 15
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
October 20
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
October 22
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
October 28
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
October 28
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
November 5
Cafe Carpe (Listening Room)
Fort Atkinson, WI
November 8
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
November 16
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
November 25
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
December 1
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
December 7
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
December 9
Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Listening Room)
Milwaukee, WI
December 20
Shank Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Milwaukee, WI
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Waukesha, Wisconsin

Listening Rooms

Back Room at Colectivo Cafe (Milwaukee)
Cafe Carpe (Fort Atkinson)
Pyramid Event Venue (Lake Mills)
The Guitar For Life Cafe (Waukesha)
Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series (Mequon)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Coffee House (Milwaukee)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company (Milwaukee)
Art Bar (Milwaukee)
Urban Beets Cafe (Wauwatosa)

Small Theaters

Pabst Theater (Milwaukee)
Ruth A. Knoll Theater at Schauer Arts & Activities Center (Hartford)

Bars & Nightclubs

Shank Hall (Milwaukee)