Live Acoustic Music Near Detroit, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the Detroit 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 Detroit 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 and around the Detroit area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Jul 21, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Maplewood Concert Series (House Concert)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Aug 23, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Aug 26, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Aug 27, 2020
Playing at Royal Oak Music Theatre (Concert Hall)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Detroit, MI

House Concerts

Maplewood Concert Series (Livonia)
Garfield House Concerts (Northville)

Listening Rooms

Otus Supply (Ferndale)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)
20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Johnny's Speakeasy (Ann Arbor)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)
Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cadieux Cafe (Detroit)
The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House (Ypsilanti)
Brighton Bar and Grill (Brighton)
Zou Zou's Cafe (Chelsea)

Vineyards & Breweries

Ann Arbor Distilling Company (Ann Arbor)


Farmington Hills Community Library (Farmington Hills)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)

Outdoor Music Series

Detroit Fleat (Ferndale)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)