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 several 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.

Several 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. Several 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 Woodstock 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

Oct 26, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Nov 13, 2020
Playing at Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Listening Room)
Nov 14, 2020
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 21, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
Friction Farm combines storytelling, social commentary, and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Woodstock, IL

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
Mama D's (Wales)
Mountain Top Coffee (Waukesha)


Lisle Public Library (Lisle)
Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Small Theaters

Janesville Performing Arts Center (Janesville)
Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)

Bars & Nightclubs

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