Live Acoustic Music Near Alexandria, Virginia

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 Alexandria area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Alexandria host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Alexandria. 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 8, 2019
Playing at House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (House Concert)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 10, 2019
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Dec 12, 2019
Playing at Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Fillmore Silver Spring (Concert Hall)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at Cafe Sazon (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Smith tells elongated and elliptical stories about the songs, and how they are to his life. Smith says “on a good night the stories and songs ride on top of a funky kind of country blues pop stomp”. 
Dec 16, 2019
Playing at Epicure Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Awkward Pause House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Dec 23, 2019
Playing at Outta the Way Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Award-winning singer/songwriter performing original folk and Americana tunes.
Dec 27, 2019
Playing at Germano's Cabaret (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.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Alexandria, VA

House Concerts

Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Beck's House Concert (Woodstock)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)

Listening Rooms

Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Soundry (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)
World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Curitiba Art Cafe (Fredericksburg)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Waterford)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)

Libraries

Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Hamilton (Washington)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Gloria's Center for the Arts (Warrenton)

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)