Live Acoustic Music Near Arlington Heights, 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 Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights 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

Apr 6, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Acorn Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Evocative songs of place from the deep northwoods of Wisconsin.
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Schubas Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at The Hideout (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Tonic Room (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Original music featuring heartfelt lyrics, lush harmonies, and intertwining guitar parts. Matt & Charlie have performed together since 1996 at coffeehouses, clubs, colleges, & concert halls throughout the Midwest, earning new fans at each show.
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Davenports Piano Bar (Listening Room)
Apr 28, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Apr 29, 2020
Playing at Thalia Hall (Small Theater)
May 1, 2020
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Route One House Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 3, 2020
Playing at Old Town School of Folk Music (Small Theater)
May 3, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
May 8, 2020
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
May 9, 2020
Playing at Tonic Room (Bar/Nightclub)
May 10, 2020
Playing at Windy City House Concerts (House Concert)
May 16, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
May 30, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
May 30, 2020
Playing at The Berkshire Sessions (House Concert)
Jun 3, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 7, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 13, 2020
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Jun 14, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2020
Playing at Lake County Folk Club (Listening Room)
Jun 27, 2020
Playing at SPACE (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Arlington Heights, IL

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
SPACE (Evanston)
Uncommon Ground Edgewater (Chicago)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)
Uncommon Ground Lakeview (Chicago)
Davenports Piano Bar (Chicago)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)
City Winery (Chicago)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
The House Cafe (Dekalb)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acorn Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)
Off Square Music (Woodstock)
Route One House Concerts (Park Forest)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Durty Nellie's (Palatine)
Beat Kitchen (Chicago)
The Coffee House at Chestnet and Pine (Burlington)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago)
Thalia Hall (Chicago)
Beatniks on Conkey (Hammond)

Bars & Nightclubs

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