Live Acoustic Music Near Wheaton, 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 Wheaton area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Wheaton host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Wheaton 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

Featured

Apr 16, 2022
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, engaging audiences with joy, humor, and a personal touch. First woman to win the National Fingerstyle Championship.
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Acorn Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The husband and wife folk duo’s performances feature tight vocal harmonies, guitars, folk harp, mandocello, banjo and ukulele, plus a bit of harmonica, shakers, and kazoo.
Feb 15, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Feb 26, 2022
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
AHI is the stage name of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose album In Our Time was named as a Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019
Feb 26, 2022
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 26, 2022
Playing at Athenaeum Theatre (Concert Hall)
Feb 27, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 3, 2022
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Mar 3, 2022
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2022
Playing at Gorton Community Center (Small Theater)
Mar 6, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 9, 2022
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Mar 10, 2022
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 21, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 21, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 22, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 28, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 31, 2022
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 1, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 1, 2022
Playing at Epiphany Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2022
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Apr 9, 2022
Playing at Gorton Community Center (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2022
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2022
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 15, 2022
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
You are not alone. You are The Midnight Commander.
Apr 21, 2022
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2022
Playing at Gorton Community Center (Small Theater)
Apr 22, 2022
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Apr 23, 2022
Playing at Maple Street Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dennis Warner Career Highlights: * 10 CD's Released * Featured In Concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts * Author of Beads on One String (Sixth Printing) * Kerrville Folk Festival (Three-Time New Folk Finalist) * Radio, TV and Mor
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Wheaton, IL

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
The Outta Space (Berwyn)
Subterranean (Chicago)
Davenports Piano Bar (Chicago)
City Winery (Chicago)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
SPACE (Evanston)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acorn Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
St Tim's Coffeehouse (Skokie)
Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)

Libraries

Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Small Theaters

Open Door Theater (Oak Park)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)
Epiphany Center for the Arts (Chicago)
Thalia Hall (Chicago)
Gorton Community Center (Lake Forest)

Bars & Nightclubs

FitzGerald's Nightclub (Berwyn)
The Hideout (Chicago)
Schubas Tavern (Chicago)
Tonic Room (Chicago)