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

February 5
Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
February 5
Fat Pants Brewing (Brewery)
Eden Prairie, MN
February 8
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
February 8
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
February 9
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
February 9
The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
February 10
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
February 10
The White Buffalo is the professional moniker and stage name of American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith.
Varsity Theater (Concert Hall)
Minneapolis, MN
February 11
The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
February 11
Ginkgo Coffeehouse (Listening Room)
St Paul, MN
February 16
Crooner's Supper Club (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
February 18
Annie Fitzgerald is Sound Healer, Reiki Practioner and accomplished Singer-Songwriter in the Minneapolis area
Roots Cellar Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Minneapolis, MN
February 18
The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
February 18
Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
February 22
Palmer’s Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
February 23
318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Excelsior, MN
February 25
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
February 26
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
March 1
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
March 2
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
March 3
The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
March 3
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
March 4
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
March 10
Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
March 10
Schram Vineyards (Vineyard)
Waconia, MN
March 11
Hopkins Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Hopkins, MN
March 11
Fine Line Music Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
March 18
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
March 22
Palmer’s Bar (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
March 22
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
March 24
Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
St Paul, MN
March 24
Willi Carlisle is an award-winning folksinger, writer, and theater-artist from Northwest Arkansas
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
March 25
Roots Cellar Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Minneapolis, MN
March 25
Barley and Vine (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Lakeville, MN
March 28
Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
St Paul, MN
March 30
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
March 30
331 Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
April 5
Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
April 12
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
April 12
Fine Line Music Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
April 13
Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
St Paul, MN
April 14
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
April 15
Palace Theatre (Concert Hall)
St Paul, MN
April 15
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
April 15
Fat Pants Brewing (Brewery)
Eden Prairie, MN
April 16
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
April 19
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
April 19
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
April 20
Icehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
April 22
Roots Cellar Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Minneapolis, MN
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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)
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)
Barley and Vine (Lakeville)
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)
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)
Fine Line Music Cafe (Minneapolis)
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Minneapolis)
Palmer’s Bar (Minneapolis)
Turf Club (St Paul)
White Squirrel Bar (Saint Paul)