Live Acoustic Music Near St Paul, 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 St Paul 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 St Paul 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 and around the St Paul area. 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

May 21
Crooner's Supper Club (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
May 21
331 Club (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
May 21
Musicians Corner House Concerts (House Concert)
Newport, MN
May 22
Crooner's Supper Club (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
May 25
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
May 27
318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Excelsior, MN
May 29
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
May 29
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
May 31
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
May 31
Fine Line Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
June 7
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
June 10
Schram Vineyards (Vineyard)
Waconia, MN
June 10
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
June 11
318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Excelsior, MN
June 11
The Parkway Theater (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
June 15
318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Excelsior, MN
June 23
Fine Line Music Cafe (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
June 23
318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Excelsior, MN
June 25
Aster Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Minneapolis, MN
June 26
The songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz.
Musicians Corner House Concerts (House Concert)
Newport, MN
July 2
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (House Concert)
Maple Plain, MN
July 2
Parley Lake Winery (Vineyard)
Waconia, MN
July 5
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
July 12
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
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
July 14
The Zephyr Theatre (Small Theater)
Stillwater, MN
July 20
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
July 24
Lilli Lewis is a powerhouse singer songwriter. The "FolkRockDiva" is a classically trained musical polyglot who glides easily between folk, roots, country soul, gospel, and jazz, and New Orleans traditions.
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (House Concert)
Maple Plain, MN
July 28
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
July 29
With Brandon Sampson of 6 Mile Grove. Join us for a great night of music. Dana Cooper is Celebrating his New CD "I Can Face The Truth". He will be performing new songs as well as old favorites.
318 Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Excelsior, MN
July 31
Described as a songwriter's songwriter, Danny's songs grab you by the throat, touch your heart, and warm your soul. He is a storyteller with uncompromised sincerity.
Musicians Corner House Concerts (House Concert)
Newport, MN
August 3
Cedar Cultural Center (Small Theater)
Minneapolis, MN
August 4
Dakota (Listening Room)
Minneapolis, MN
August 5
Musicians Corner House Concerts (House Concert)
Newport, MN
August 7
Prairie balladeer, awestruck vagabond, unrepentant dreamer. "He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." -RnR Magazine
Sun Dog Farm Concerts (House Concert)
Maple Plain, MN
August 11
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
August 12
First Avenue and the 7th St Entry (Bar/Nightclub)
Minneapolis, MN
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around St Paul, 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

Falconer Vineyard (Red Wing)
Parley Lake Winery (Waconia)
Schram Vineyards (Waconia)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

318 Cafe (Excelsior)
Acadia Cafe (Minneapolis)
Aster Cafe (Minneapolis)
Crooner's Supper Club (Minneapolis)
Icehouse (Minneapolis)
Ingredients Cafe (White Bear Lake)

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)