Live Acoustic Music Near Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Ann Arbor 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Ann Arbor. 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 20, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Mash (Bar/Nightclub)
Vial hopes the music will inspire us to do more for those in need. After one listen to his music, the world will be definitely bigger, and brighter.
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Mash (Bar/Nightclub)
Vial hopes the music will inspire us to do more for those in need. After one listen to his music, the world will be definitely bigger, and brighter.
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 2, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Green Wood Coffee House Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Cadieux Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Mar 17, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 25, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Mar 27, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 27, 2020
Playing at Green Wood Coffee House Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 28, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Apr 1, 2020
Playing at Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2020
Playing at Green Wood Coffee House Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Ten Pound Fiddle (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Green Wood Coffee House Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at The Rumpus Room (Listening Room)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Green Wood Coffee House Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 10, 2020
Playing at Garfield House Concerts (House Concert)
May 15, 2020
Playing at Green Wood Coffee House Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Ann Arbor, MI

House Concerts

Teutone Music (Ann Arbor)
Canterbury House (Ann Arbor)
Sunset Sounds (Ann Arbor)
Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Manchester Underground (Manchester)
Maplewood Concert Series (Livonia)
Over Yonder Concert House (Toledo)
Lakehouse Music (East Lansing)

Listening Rooms

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
Johnny's Speakeasy (Ann Arbor)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Ziggy's (Ypsilanti)
Acoustic Routes Concerts (Saline)
On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase (Chelsea)
The Rumpus Room (Chelsea)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)
Otus Supply (Ferndale)
MusicTown Detroit (Detroit)
Live! From The Living Room (Orion Township)
20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Pump House Concerts (East Lansing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cultivate Coffee and Tap House (Ypsilanti)
Zou Zou's Cafe (Chelsea)
Brighton Coffeehouse & Theater (Brighton)
Brighton Bar and Grill (Brighton)
The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
Cadieux Cafe (Detroit)
The Village Idiot (Maumee)

Vineyards & Breweries

Ann Arbor Distilling Company (Ann Arbor)
Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery (Adrian)
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate (Grass Lake)

Libraries

Farmington Hills Community Library (Farmington Hills)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)

Outdoor Music Series

Detroit Fleat (Ferndale)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)
The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)