Live Acoustic Music Near Manchester, 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 26, 2020
Playing at Over Yonder Concert House (House Concert)
Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart warming (and breaking) lyrics, Two Crows for Comfort spins stories into songs and songs into stories.
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)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Manchester, MI

House Concerts

Manchester Underground (Manchester)
Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Maplewood Concert Series (Livonia)
Over Yonder Concert House (Toledo)
Lakehouse Music (East Lansing)

Listening Rooms

The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)
Pump House Concerts (East Lansing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Zou Zou's Cafe (Chelsea)
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House (Ypsilanti)
Brighton Bar and Grill (Brighton)
The Village Idiot (Maumee)

Vineyards & Breweries

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


Farmington Hills Community Library (Farmington Hills)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)
Fayette Opera House (Fayette)
The Robin Theatre (Lansing)
Franke Center For the Arts (Marshall)

Outdoor Music Series

Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization (Manchester)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)