Live Acoustic Music Near Arlington, 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 and around the Arlington area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Featured

Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Beans in the Belfry (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“Billy Kemp, I think he is quite good. He reminds me of some Austin type songwriters; a cross of Leroy Preston and Loudon Wainwright. He’s better than 90% of the music I receive."- Roseanne Cash
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Bonnie Branch House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
“A singer-songwriter with the articulation of a street poet.” – Terri Hendrix. One foot firmly planted in the grassy-rootsy folk genre while the other stomps around the pop world like a boss.
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Franklin Park Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 6, 2020
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!
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theater (Concert Hall)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at New Deal Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
“Billy Kemp, I think he is quite good. He reminds me of some Austin type songwriters; a cross of Leroy Preston and Loudon Wainwright. He’s better than 90% of the music I receive."- Roseanne Cash
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Celtic/ Folk/ World/ Rock/ Americana.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at The Mainstay (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Black Ankle Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Music on the Heights (House Concert)
Mar 17, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Arlington, VA

House Concerts

Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
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)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Beck's House Concert (Woodstock)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
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

The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (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)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
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)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)

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)
Black Cat (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
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)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Curitiba Art Cafe (Fredericksburg)

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)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Libraries

Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)