Live Acoustic Music Near Wilmington, Delaware

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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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

June 12
118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Wayne, PA
June 12
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
Philadelphia, PA
June 13
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
June 13
The Colonial Theatre (Small Theater)
Phoenixville, PA
June 14
Ardmore Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Ardmore, PA
June 15
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Bryn Mawr, PA
June 15
Brooklyn Bowl (Concert Hall)
Philadelphia, PA
June 18
Elkton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Elkton, MD
June 19
Elkton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Elkton, MD
June 19
118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Wayne, PA
June 19
Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars (Outdoor Music Series)
King of Prussia, PA
June 22
Elkton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Elkton, MD
June 22
Krobath Concert Series (House Concert)
Hatfield, PA
June 22
Chrissy Strong is an emerging, indie singer/songwriter from Akron, Ohio who will move you with her spirited live performances and brave and honest storytelling.
The Kennett Flash (Listening Room)
Kennett Square, PA
June 23
118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Wayne, PA
June 25
Folk duo The Honey Badgers performing live at Troubles End Brewing in Collegeville, PA, on Tuesday 6/25/24 from 7-9pm. Weekly singer songwriter series!
Troubles End Brewing (Brewery)
Collegeville, PA
June 28
Craig's songs have been recorded by BB King, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Martina McBride and about 110 others. However, his live performances are the key to his success.
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Bryn Mawr, PA
June 28
Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars (Outdoor Music Series)
King of Prussia, PA
June 29
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences.
Steel City Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Phoenixville, PA
June 29
Jackyard House Concerts (House Concert)
West Chester, PA
June 29
Elkton Music Hall (Small Theater)
Elkton, MD
June 30
Craig's songs have been recorded by BB King, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Martina McBride and about 110 others. However, his live performances are the key to his success.
Riverton Memorial Park (Outdoor Music Series)
Riverton, NJ
July 6
“Jessica Smucker is an original; a real artist with a cohesive message [and a] voice that is all her own. Each time I listen...I hear something new, the way I do when I listen to Joni Mitchell or Bob Dylan. She is that good." – Nerissa Nields
Jamey's House of Music (Listening Room)
Lansdowne, PA
July 11
MilkBoy (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
July 12
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
July 13
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Bryn Mawr, PA
July 17
118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Wayne, PA
July 18
Join us for Third Thursday in July with discounted admission, live acoustic music from award-winning folk duo The Honey Badgers, food trucks from Kapow, Mojo Loco, and Dixie?s Down Home, along with beer and wine!
Nemours Estate (Outdoor Music Series)
Wilmington, DE
July 18
118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Wayne, PA
July 19
The Colonial Theatre (Small Theater)
Phoenixville, PA
July 19
The Kennett Flash (Listening Room)
Kennett Square, PA
July 26
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
July 27
The wit and honesty of this renowned Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter have made him one of the most beloved artists currently carrying on the folk tradition.
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Bryn Mawr, PA
July 28
Krobath Concert Series (House Concert)
Hatfield, PA
July 28
Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars (Outdoor Music Series)
King of Prussia, PA
August 1
Ardmore Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Ardmore, PA
August 2
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Bryn Mawr, PA
August 8
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
August 13
City Winery (Listening Room)
Philadelphia, PA
August 16
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
Philadelphia, PA
August 17
Sean Gasaway is an award winning singer songwriter. With over 100 cuts, Sean writes and produces records for artists as he tours across the U.S. playing clubs, restaurants, and house concerts.
Manatawny Creek Winery (Vineyard)
Douglassville, PA
August 17
Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars (Outdoor Music Series)
King of Prussia, PA
August 17
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Outdoor Music Series)
Bryn Mawr, PA
August 18
118 North (Bar/Nightclub)
Wayne, PA
August 18
The Honey Badgers are a folk/Americana duo who are known for their intense, sparkling harmonies, their honest lyrics and melodies, and their undeniable onstage chemistry.
Philadelphia Folk Festival (Festivals)
Harleysville, PA
August 22
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
August 23
Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars (Outdoor Music Series)
King of Prussia, PA
August 28
World Cafe Live (Small Theater)
Philadelphia, PA
August 29
Ardmore Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Ardmore, PA
August 29
Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars (Outdoor Music Series)
King of Prussia, PA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Wilmington, Delaware

House Concerts

Circle of Friends House Concerts (Riverton)
CubiZm Cafe (Lafayette Hill)
Jackyard House Concerts (West Chester)
Krobath Concert Series (Hatfield)
Musical Lairs House Concert Series (Villanova)
Private House Concert, Dresher, PA (Dresher)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Philadelphia)
Grape Room (Philadelphia)
Jamey's House of Music (Lansdowne)
Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community (Havertown)
Lansdowne Folk Club (Lansdowne)
MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley (Malvern)
The Gem Speakeasy (Spring City)
The Kennett Flash (Kennett Square)
The Living Room and Cricket Cafe (Ardmore)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
Music at Friends (Woodstown)
North Elk Coffee House (North East)
The Folk Factory Coffeehouse (Philadelphia)
Trinity Spotlight Concert Series (Berwyn)

Vineyards & Breweries

Manatawny Creek Winery (Douglassville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Espresso Yourself Book Cafe (Pottstown)
Malenani Cafe (Philadelphia)
Media Bean Cafe (Newtown Square)
St Georges Country Store (Saint Georges)
Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenixville)

Small Theaters

Arden Gild Hall (Wilmington)
Elkton Music Hall (Elkton)
The Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville)
The Grand Opera House (Wilmington)
Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center (West Chester)
World Cafe Live (Philadelphia)

Outdoor Music Series

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts (Bryn Mawr)
Church of the Good Samaritan Paoli, PA (Paoli)
Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars (King of Prussia)
Riverton Memorial Park (Riverton)
Proprietor's Park (Gloucester City)
Upper Merion Farmer's Market (King of Prussia)
Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington)
Nemours Estate (Wilmington)

Bars & Nightclubs

118 North (Wayne)
Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore)
The Royal Glenside (Glenside)
Union Transfer (Philadelphia)