Live Acoustic Music Near Dekalb, Illinois

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 Dekalb 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 Dekalb host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 in and around the Dekalb area.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Dec 7, 2019
Playing at Hey Nonny (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at FitzGerald's Nightclub (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 23, 2020
Playing at Oak Park Library (Library)
Feb 1, 2020
Playing at Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Two Way Street Coffee House (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Dekalb, IL

House Concerts

Rockford Listening Room (Rockford)
Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove)

Listening Rooms

The House Cafe (Dekalb)
Law Office Pub & Music Hall (Yorkville)
Lakeside Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park (Crystal Lake)
Hey Nonny (Arlington Heights)
Uptown Grill's Playlist Theater (Lasalle)
Lake County Folk Club (Grayslake)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Concerts on The Creek (Rockford)
Off Square Music (Woodstock)
Maple Street Concerts (Lombard)
Acoustic Renaissance Concerts at Hinsdale Unitarian Church (Hinsdale)


Lisle Public Library (Lisle)
Oak Park Library (Oak Park)

Bars & Nightclubs

Wire (Berwyn)
FitzGerald's Nightclub (Chicago)