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 many 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 many listening rooms and small theaters in Minneapolis. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Jun 16, 2019
Playing at The Hook and Ladder Theater (Small Theater)
Jun 19, 2019
Playing at 331 Club (Bar/Nightclub)
As featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show, The Bluegrass Situation and Bluegrass Today, the Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri.
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2019
Playing at Turf Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 27, 2019
Playing at Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Charming husband/wife duo incorporate humor, nostalgia and serious chops in their vintage inspired act.
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at Underground Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Kristin is a captivating performer who combines her powerful, angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms and rare harp ability into a show unlike any other.
Jul 3, 2019
Playing at Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 3, 2019
Playing at Dakota (Listening Room)
Jul 6, 2019
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Jul 6, 2019
Playing at First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 6, 2019
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Jul 9, 2019
Playing at Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Jul 11, 2019
Playing at The Warming House (Listening Room)
Meet Claire Kelly- the singer/songwriter/optimist based in Nashville, crafting stories & songs with layers of hope and rays of sun.
Jul 16, 2019
Playing at Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Minneapolis, MN

House Concerts

Folk House (Golden Valley)
Creek House Concerts (St Paul)
Musicians Corner House Concerts (Woodbury)
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (Maple Plain)
Rieder Homestead Concerts (Deleno)

Listening Rooms

Fine Line Music Cafe (Minneapolis)
Dakota (Minneapolis)
The Warming House (Minneapolis)
Ginko Coffeehouse (St Paul)
Underground Music Cafe (Falcon Heights)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Roots Cellar Music Series (Minneapolis)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Aster Cafe (Minneapolis)
Icehouse (Minneapolis)
Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar (Minneapolis)
Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar (St Paul)
318 Cafe (Excelsior)
Ziggy's Street Food (Stillwater)

Small Theaters

Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis)
The Hook and Ladder Theater (Minneapolis)
The Parkway Theater (Minneapolis)
Hopkins Center for the Arts (Hopkins)

Bars & Nightclubs

First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Minneapolis)
331 Club (Minneapolis)
Turf Club (St Paul)
The Contented Cow (Northfield)