Live Acoustic Music Near Seattle, Washington

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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Seattle. 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

Dec 9, 2019
Playing at Triple Door (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Snapdragon (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL Olympia (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL Olympia (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Black Dog Arts Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 19, 2019
Playing at Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Triple Door (Small Theater)
Charming husband/wife duo incorporate humor, nostalgia and serious chops in their vintage inspired act.
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at The Black Dog Arts Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
An Austin, Texas based duo with an honest blend of folk, pop and depression that borrows from ‘70s pop/rock (a la Fleetwood Mac, Hollies, Beatles) and American indie (Jayhawks, Decemberists, Shovels & Rope).
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at The Crocodile (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Tractor Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 28, 2019
Playing at The Crocodile (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 8, 2020
Playing at Rainshadow Recording (Listening Room)
Jan 8, 2020
Playing at Sunset Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at Tall Timbers House Concert Series (House Concert)
Deb Seymour performs "demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads". She is a master musical storyteller whose song subjects range from hitch-hiking chickens and tango-dancing Martians to jazz-infused torch songs & philosophical musings about life.
Jan 16, 2020
Playing at Rainshadow Recording (Listening Room)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Concerts At Our House (House Concert)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Ballard Homestead (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2020
Playing at Sunset Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Seattle, WA

House Concerts

Jazzvox (Seattle)
Leschi Houseconcert (Seattle)
The Beery House (Seattle)
Concerts At Our House (Seattle)
Olalla Community Club Concerts (Olalla)
Tall Timbers House Concert Series (Hoodsport)
Olympia Acoustic Music (Olympia)

Listening Rooms

Fremont Abbey Arts Center (Seattle)
The Auditorium at UHeights (Seattle)
Snapdragon (Vashon)
Coyle Concerts in the Woods (Coyle)
Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater (Snohomish)
Peninsula Marketplace (Gig Harbor)
McMenamin's Spanish Ballroom (Tacoma)
Northwind Arts Center (Port Townsend)
Rainshadow Recording (Port Townsend)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Olympia (Olympia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cafe Zippy (Everett)

Folk Music Societies

Seattle Folklore Society (Seattle)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

C & P Coffee (Seattle)
Wayward Coffeehouse (Seattle)
Grumpy D's (Seattle)
Couth Buzzard (Seattle)
Treehouse Cafe (Bainbridge Island)
North City Bistro (Shoreline)
The Lyon’s Den (Bothell)
Vashon Brewing (Vashon)
The Black Dog Arts Cafe (Snoqualmie)
Kelly's Mercantile (Enumclaw)
The Cellar Door (Port Townsend)
Octapas Cafe (Olympia)
Traditions Cafe (Olympia)

Vineyards & Breweries

Northwest Cellars (Kirkland)
Lauren Ashton Cellars (Woodinville)

Small Theaters

Triple Door (Seattle)
Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater (Seattle)
The Neptune Theatre (Seattle)
Ballard Homestead (Seattle)
Kenyon Hall (Seattle)
Admiral Theatre (Bremerton)

Outdoor Music Series

Mostly Music in the Park (Mercer Island)
Kingston Public Market (Kingston)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Crocodile (Seattle)
Barboza (Seattle)
Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
Columbia City Theater (Seattle)
Tractor Tavern (Seattle)
Sunset Tavern (Seattle)
Tim's Tavern (Seattle)
The Pig Bar (Olympia)
Rhythm and Rye (Olympia)