Live Acoustic Music Near Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 many house concerts being held in and around the Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Minneapolis. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

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May 2, 2020
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
A 2019 Kerrville New Folk finalist and honorable mention at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, John Louis crafts dusky, wistful country folk songs.
Apr 7, 2020
Playing at Fine Line Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at 318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 12, 2020
Playing at The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at 331 Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at 331 Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Sun Dog Farm Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Crooner's Supper Club (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 29, 2020
Playing at Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 2, 2020
Playing at Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
May 6, 2020
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
May 6, 2020
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
May 9, 2020
Playing at 318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 9, 2020
Playing at The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
May 12, 2020
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
May 13, 2020
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
May 14, 2020
Playing at Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
A fun and fancy duo that incorporate humor, nostalgia, and impeccable musicianship in their vintage inspired act.
May 15, 2020
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
May 15, 2020
Playing at Musicians Corner House Concerts (House Concert)
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
May 15, 2020
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
May 16, 2020
Playing at Rieder Homestead Concerts (House Concert)
May 19, 2020
Playing at Crooner's Supper Club (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Minneapolis, MN

House Concerts

Folk House (Golden Valley)
Creek House Concerts (St Paul)
Musicians Corner House Concerts (Woodbury)
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (Maple Plain)
Rieder Homestead Concerts (Deleno)

Listening Rooms

Fine Line Music Cafe (Minneapolis)
Dakota (Minneapolis)
The Warming House (Minneapolis)
Ginko Coffeehouse (St Paul)
Underground Music Cafe (Falcon Heights)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Roots Cellar Music Series (Minneapolis)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Aster Cafe (Minneapolis)
Icehouse (Minneapolis)
Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar (Minneapolis)
Crooner's Supper Club (Minneapolis)
Black Dog Cafe (St Paul)
Ingredients Cafe (White Bear Lake)
318 Cafe (Excelsior)
Ziggy's Street Food (Stillwater)

Vineyards & Breweries

Imminent Brewing (Northfield)

Small Theaters

Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis)
The Hook and Ladder Theater (Minneapolis)
The Parkway Theater (Minneapolis)
Hopkins Center for the Arts (Hopkins)
Landmark Center (St Paul)

Bars & Nightclubs

First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Minneapolis)
331 Club (Minneapolis)
Turf Club (St Paul)
The Contented Cow (Northfield)