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

Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 26, 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”. 
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at MilkBoy ArtHouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Villain and Saint (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Gypsy Sally's (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Frederick Coffee Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Doug Alan Wilcox brings singer/songwriter perspective to a seamless marriage of bluesy folk and soul. Intimate, thought-provoking and on occasion, wryly humorous, Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Sep 29, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 30, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2019
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Arlington, VA

House Concerts

Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
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)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
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)

Listening Rooms

Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
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)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Soundry (Columbia)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (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

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
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)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (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)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)
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)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)
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)
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)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Libraries

Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
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)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)