Live Acoustic Music Near Wheeling, 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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

Feb 5, 2021
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
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
Feb 7, 2021
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
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
Feb 19, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 17, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 18, 2021
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 25, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Mar 27, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 1, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 4, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2021
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 16, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2021
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Wheeling, IL

House Concerts

The Berkshire Sessions (Wheeling)
Windy City House Concerts (Chicago)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
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

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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