Live Acoustic Music Near Annapolis, Maryland

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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis. 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

Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Soup and Song House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Rocklands Farm (Vineyard/Brewery)
Michelle is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter from Maryland. If you like acoustic music in the Indie/Alternative Folk genre, then Michelle's show is a MUST attend!
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Cafe Montmartre (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Beck's House Concert (House Concert)
The journey is much more magical when shared with a companion, don't you agree? This solo, two-act, acoustic musical about a guitar (Miss Rainsong) who helps a lost Traveler find his humanity while riding Amtrak across America. www.MissRainsong.com
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 28, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Oct 31, 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”. 
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Garys House Concert Series (House Concert)
Virginia based Appalachian and Celtic Roots Music
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Annapolis, MD

House Concerts

Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Beck's House Concert (Woodstock)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
The Crib Concerts (Herndon)

Listening Rooms

The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
The Soundry (Columbia)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton)
City Winery (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Jammin Java (Vienna)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)

Small Theaters

Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Avalon Theatre (Easton)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)