Live Acoustic Music Near Nashville, Tennessee

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 Nashville 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 Nashville 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 many listening rooms and small theaters in Nashville. 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

Feb 17, 2019
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2019
Playing at Courtyard Concerts at Nashville Public Library (Library)
Feb 20, 2019
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2019
Playing at The Station Inn (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2019
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2019
Playing at Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Sara Ullrika Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at The Local (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2019
Playing at Kimbro's Pickin Parlor (Listening Room)
Best Folk Band - 2018, Creative Loafing Atlanta “Heart Hunters' music might sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch." --No Depression
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Mar 4, 2019
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2019
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Mar 9, 2019
Playing at Belcourt Taps (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 13, 2019
Playing at Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Mar 18, 2019
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Mar 21, 2019
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Mar 22, 2019
Playing at The Basement (Listening Room)
Mar 23, 2019
Playing at The 5 Spot (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 23, 2019
Playing at Franklin Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 25, 2019
Playing at The Bluebird Cafe (Listening Room)
Mar 27, 2019
Playing at Ryman Auditorium (Concert Hall)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Nashville, TN

House Concerts

Garden Party Concerts (Hermitage)
Bluff House Concerts (White Bluff)
Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts (Lebanon)

Listening Rooms

The Listening Room Cafe (Nashville)
The Station Inn (Nashville)
Two Old Hippies (Nashville)
The Basement (Nashville)
The Local (Nashville)
Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville)
Gray Matter Studio (Nashville)
The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville)
Radio Cafe (Nashville)
The Whiskey Room Live (Franklin)
Kimbro's Pickin Parlor (Franklin)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Carpe Cafe (Smyrna)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Pucket's Grocery (Nashville)
The High Watt (Nashville)
Just Love Coffee (Nashville)
3rd and Lindsley (Nashville)
Soulshine Pizza Factory (Nashville)
The Crying Wolf (Nashville)
Springwater Supper Club and Lounge (Nashville)
Commodore Grill (Nashville)
The 5 Spot (Nashville)
Belcourt Taps (Nashville)
The Family Wash (Nashville)
Corky's BBQ Brentwood (Brentwood)
Pucket's Grocery (Franklin)
Sheyegirl Coffee (Ashland City)
Murfreesboro Moose Lodge #645 (Murfreesboro)

Libraries

Courtyard Concerts at Nashville Public Library (Nashville)

Small Theaters

The Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge (Nashville)
Franklin Theatre (Franklin)

Bars & Nightclubs

Gold Rush - Nashville (Nashville)