Live Acoustic Music Near Woodstock, 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 house concerts being held in and around the Woodstock 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 Woodstock 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Woodstock 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 29
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
October 6
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
October 13
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
October 15
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
October 19
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
October 26
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
October 27
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
October 29
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
November 9
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.
Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Arlington Heights, IL
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Woodstock, Illinois

House Concerts

Meridian Music Shed (Rockford)

Listening Rooms

Gorton Center (Lake Forest)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
The Venue Aurora (Aurora)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Acorn Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
Concerts on The Creek (Rockford)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Adelle's Fine American Fare (Wheaton)
Durty Nellie's (Palatine)

Libraries

Warrenville Public Library (Warrenville)

Small Theaters

Janesville Performing Arts Center (Janesville)