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

Nov 19, 2019
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Nov 19, 2019
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at Ginko Coffeehouse (Listening Room)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at Folk House (House Concert)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Nov 24, 2019
Playing at The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 24, 2019
Playing at Sun Dog Farm Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 27, 2019
Playing at 318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 30, 2019
Playing at 318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“With one guitar and one fiddle, the duo generates marvelous close harmony. The vibe is infectious enough to be investigated by the CDC; anyone who doesn’t grin during the set must be immune to pleasure.” — Suzanne Cadgéne, Elmore Magazine
Dec 3, 2019
Playing at Black Dog Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 3, 2019
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Dec 4, 2019
Playing at Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 4, 2019
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Ginko Coffeehouse (Listening Room)
Dec 6, 2019
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Dec 7, 2019
Playing at The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Dec 10, 2019
Playing at First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
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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)
Black Dog Cafe (St Paul)
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)