Live Acoustic Music Near Gainesville, Georgia

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

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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


Sep 4, 2020
Playing at Madlife Stage & Studios (Small Theater)
Jul 11, 2020
Playing at Rootstock & Vine (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 12, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Jul 13, 2020
Playing at Bread Coffeehouse At Emory University (College/University)
Jul 16, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Jul 16, 2020
Playing at The Crimson Moon Cafe (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Jul 26, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Jul 31, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Aug 1, 2020
Playing at Train Depot (Listening Room)
Aug 4, 2020
Playing at Decatur Public Library (Library)
Aug 7, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at Cavender Creek Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 14, 2020
Playing at Buford Community Center & Theatre (Small Theater)
Aug 14, 2020
Playing at Red Clay Theatre (Small Theater)
Compass Records recording artist. Formerly on Windham Hill. Began career at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Songs covered by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Dion
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at Eddie's Attic (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Bowman House Concert Series (House Concert)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Center Stage Theater (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Gainesville, GA

House Concerts

Sweetwater Cafe House Concerts (Cumming)
Over the Moon House Concerts (Dahlonega)
Hill House Shows (Clarkesville)
Bowman House Concert Series (Lawrenceville)
Sunday Soup & Songs (Norcross)
Big Zim's Cellar (BZC) (Roswell)
Housley High-Rise House Concerts (Atlanta)
The Parker Ranch (Clayton)
Hatch Camp and Art Farm (Clayton)
Cottage in the Back (Atlanta)
Carrie's Corner (Marietta)
Firefly Music (Blue Ridge)
Red Boots Roots House Concert (Atlanta)

Listening Rooms

The Crimson Moon Cafe (Dahlonega)
Hometown Rhythms Coffee Shop (Winder)
Everett's Music Barn (Suwanee)
Train Depot (Lawrenceville)
The Velvet Note (Alpharetta)
Matildas Music Under the Pines (Alpharetta)
Flicker Bar and Theatre (Athens)
Gypsy Rose (Roswell)
Music on the Vines (Holly Springs)
Mountain Home Music Theater (Hiawassee)
Eddie's Attic (Decatur)
Red Light Cafe (Atlanta)
The Hunt House (Marietta)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Common Grounds Coffee House (Roswell)
Hungry Ear Coffee House (Sandy Springs)
Intown Coffeehouse (Atlanta)
Waldo's Coffeehouse (Marietta)
Fiddler's Green Coffeehouse (Atlanta)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bourbon Street Grille (Dahlonega)
Shenanigans (Dahlonega)
Cue Barbecue (Cumming)
TradeWind Coffee (Dacula)
Smokejack BBQ (Alpharetta)
Hendershot's Coffee Bar (Athens)
Crazy Love Coffee House (Roswell)
Rootstock & Vine (Woodstock)
Wallers Coffee Shop (Decatur)
Kavarna (Decatur)
Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta)
Dixie Tavern (Marietta)

Vineyards & Breweries

Cavender Creek Vineyards (Dahlonega)
Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Cleveland)
Akademia Brewing Company (Bogart)
Fainting Goat Vineyards (Jasper)
Sharp Mountain Vineyards (Jasper)
Serenberry Vineyards (Morganton)
Engelheim Vineyards (Ellijay)
Big Door Vineyards (White)
Blue Ridge Brewery (Blue Ridge)


Decatur Public Library (Decatur)

Small Theaters

Buford Community Center & Theatre (Buford)
Red Clay Theatre (Duluth)
The Foundry (Athens)
Georgia Theatre (Athens)
Madlife Stage & Studios (Woodstock)
Connect Live (Woodstock)
Center Stage Theater (Atlanta)

Outdoor Music Series

Foxfire Museum (Mountain City)

Bars & Nightclubs

Spirits Tavern (Dahlonega)
Good Old Days (Cumming)
The Earl (Atlanta)
Terminal West Atlanta (Atlanta)