Live Acoustic Music Near Portland, Oregon

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 Portland area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Local libraries host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Portland. 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

Featured

Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Carl's songs are honest and expertly crafted,with a straightforward simplicity that weaves effortlessly into Folk, Americana, and classic songwriter genres. His style evokes the best of John Prine,Mark Knopfler and Dave Van Ronk with stories as rich.
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Portland Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Blue Heron House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Hart House Concerts (House Concert)
Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance.
Feb 24, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Feb 24, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at The Experience Music Series at PCC Rock Creek (College/University)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Old Church (Small Theater)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Old Church (Small Theater)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at House Concerts in Lake Oswego (House Concert)
Barrie Dempsey is an award winning musician whose genre wears many different hats. He is a songwriter who spins stories about morality and love, yet can carry a Folk Americana/Roots feel, akin to writers like John Prine and Lyle Lovett to name a few.
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at Alberta Street Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Walters Cultural Arts Center (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Aladdin Theater (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Artichoke Music (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Raven and Rose (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Mississippi Studios (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Doug Fir Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Crystal Ballroom (Small Theater)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Portland Folk Music Society (Folk Music Society)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (House Concert)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Wilsonville Old Church & Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Hill Country West House Concerts (House Concert)
Dana Cooper has logged millions of miles as a renowned songwriter and story teller. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding
Mar 15, 2020
Playing at Hart House Concerts (House Concert)
Mar 16, 2020
Playing at Revolution Hall (Small Theater)
Mar 16, 2020
Playing at Alberta Rose Theatre (Small Theater)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Mar 17, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Kennedy School (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2020
Playing at McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Portland, OR

House Concerts

House Concert at the home of Jonathan Levy & Nancy Stone (Portland)
Abbie Weisenbloom Presents (Portland)
Hart House Concerts (Beaverton)
House Concerts in Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego)
Blue Heron House Concerts (Tigard)
Hill Country West House Concerts (Tigard)
Hayloft Concerts (Salem)

Listening Rooms

McMenamin's Al's Den (Portland)
Strum Guitars (Portland)
Mississippi Studios (Portland)
Artichoke Music (Portland)
Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro)
Influence Music Hall (Hillsboro)
Wildwood Hotel (Willamina)

Folk Music Societies

Oregon Bluegrass Association (Portland)
Portland Folk Music Society (Portland)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Raven and Rose (Portland)
Doug Fir Lounge (Portland)
Catfish Lou's (Portland)
Mississippi Pizza (Portland)
The Yukon Tavern (Portland)
Mock Crest Tavern (Portland)
The Vault at Gastro Mania (Portland)
Warehouse 1923 (Vancouver)
Lake Theater & Cafe (Lake Oswego)
Spinella's Restaurant (Gresham)
McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Forest Grove)
McMenamin's Kalama Harbor Lodge (Kalama)
McMenamin's Boone's Treasury (Salem)
The Space Concert Club (Salem)

Vineyards & Breweries

Brothers Cascadia Brewing (Vancouver)
Confluence Winery (Ridgefield)

Libraries

Lake Oswego Library (Lake Oswego)

Small Theaters

Roseland Theater (Portland)
Crystal Ballroom (Portland)
McMenamin's Mission Theatre & Pub (Portland)
The Old Church (Portland)
Revolution Hall (Portland)
The Secret Society (Portland)
Aladdin Theater (Portland)
Alberta Rose Theatre (Portland)
McMenamin's Kennedy School (Portland)
McMenamin's Edgefield (Troutdale)
Old Liberty Theater (Ridgefield)

Outdoor Music Series

Milwaukie Farmers Market (Milwaukie)

Bars & Nightclubs

McMenamin's Lola's Room (Portland)
Lightning Will Bar and Grill (Portland)
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon (Portland)
The Blue Diamond (Portland)
Laurelthirst Public House (Portland)
Alberta Street Pub (Portland)
Corkscrew Wine Bar (Portland)
The Muddy Rudder Public House (Portland)
Whelan's Irish Pub (Portland)
Billy Blues Bar and Grill (Vancouver)
McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern (Hillsboro)
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub (Wilsonville)