Live Acoustic Music Near Minneapolis, Minnesota

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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Minneapolis. Local vineyards and 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.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

August 20
KJs Hideaway (Listening Room)
St Paul, MN
August 20
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
August 21
A brand-new take on old-time country, the Sapsuckers hail from back-hills Wisconsin with a lively and often funny live performance of original hillbilly/Americana music.
Caydence Records And Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Saint Paul, MN
August 21
The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
August 23
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
August 25
Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
St Paul, MN
August 26
Schram Vineyards (Vineyard)
Waconia, MN
August 28
318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Excelsior, MN
August 28
A brand-new take on old-time country, the Sapsuckers hail from back-hills Wisconsin with a lively and often funny live performance of original hillbilly/Americana music.
Palmer’s Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
August 28
Schram Vineyards (Vineyard)
Waconia, MN
August 28
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
September 7
The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
September 8
Palace Theatre (Concert Hall)
St Paul, MN
September 8
Fine Line Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
September 9
Crooner's Supper Club (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
September 9
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
September 9
The Skyway Theater (Concert Hall)
Minneapolis, MN
September 10
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
September 10
Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
September 11
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
September 11
Award winning musician, Joe Flip, performing with his hand-made oil can guitars, is now receiving international radio-play and recognition for his many talents. His hand-made oil can guitars, "Hayburners," have been sold all over the world.
Musicians Corner House Concerts (House Concert)
Newport, MN
September 14
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
September 15
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
September 16
The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
September 16
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
September 18
The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
September 18
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (House Concert)
Maple Plain, MN
September 18
Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
St Paul, MN
September 21
The Zephyr Theatre (Small Theater)
Stillwater, MN
September 22
Fine Line Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
September 23
Varsity Theater (Concert Hall)
Minneapolis, MN
September 25
A brand-new take on old-time country, the Sapsuckers hail from back-hills Wisconsin with a lively and often funny live performance of original hillbilly/Americana music.
Palmer’s Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
September 30
Fine Line Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
October 2
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (House Concert)
Maple Plain, MN
October 6
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
October 7
Amsterdam Bar and Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Saint Paul, MN
October 10
AHI
AHI is the stage name of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose album In Our Time was named as a Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
October 13
Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
St Paul, MN
October 14
KJs Hideaway (Listening Room)
St Paul, MN
October 15
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
October 17
Fine Line Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
October 22
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
October 23
Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
October 23
Parley Lake Winery (Vineyard)
Waconia, MN
October 29
Musicians Corner House Concerts (House Concert)
Newport, MN
October 29
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
October 30
The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
November 3
Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
November 4
Amsterdam Bar and Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Saint Paul, MN
November 4
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
Get notified of upcoming shows!
Join the Undiscovered Music community now to start receiving our weekly newsletter of upcoming acoustic concerts near you and to discover new artists you might like. It's free to join!
Places to see live acoustic music in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota

House Concerts

Musicians Corner House Concerts (Newport)
Rieder Homestead Concerts (Delano)
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (Maple Plain)

Listening Rooms

Dakota (Minneapolis)
Fine Line Music Cafe (Minneapolis)
Ginkgo Coffeehouse (St Paul)
KJs Hideaway (St Paul)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Roots Cellar Music Series (Minneapolis)

Vineyards & Breweries

Parley Lake Winery (Waconia)
Schram Vineyards (Waconia)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

318 Cafe (Excelsior)
Acadia Cafe (Minneapolis)
Aster Cafe (Minneapolis)
Caydence Records And Coffee (Saint Paul)
Crooner's Supper Club (Minneapolis)
Icehouse (Minneapolis)

Small Theaters

Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis)
Hopkins Center for the Arts (Hopkins)
Landmark Center (St Paul)
Medina Entertainment Center (Medina)
The Hook and Ladder Theater (Minneapolis)
The Parkway Theater (Minneapolis)
The Zephyr Theatre (Stillwater)

Bars & Nightclubs

331 Club (Minneapolis)
Amsterdam Bar and Hall (Saint Paul)
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Minneapolis)
Palmer’s Bar (Minneapolis)
Turf Club (St Paul)
White Squirrel Bar (Saint Paul)