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
house concerts being held in and around the Evanston 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 Evanston host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.
also host free concerts that are open to the general public.
In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in
and small theaters
in and around the Evanston area.
Local restaurants and cafes
in the area
sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.
Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.
A prolific singer/songwriter, social activist, and painter, Tret's songs tell of daily life, environmental concerns, challenges - personal and universal. She's opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the Geils Band.
An Akron, OH based rustbelt folk songwriter. Ben is known for combining lyrically driven songs with charming and quick witted stories. Thumping fingerstlye guitar, blues harmonica, and smooth vocals, bring you a one of a kind performance.