Live Acoustic Music Near Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore. 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

Featured

Sep 27, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Susies House Concerts (House Concert)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Sep 23, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 27, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Oct 18, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Nov 4, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 8, 2020
Playing at World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Folk Music Society)
"...a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence... big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life... Herscovitch's music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit..." -The Boston Globe
Nov 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 21, 2020
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 22, 2020
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Dec 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Baltimore, MD

House Concerts

Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Beck's House Concert (Woodstock)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Soundry (Columbia)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
City Winery (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton)
King George Speakeasy (York)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
North Elk Coffee House (North East)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Teavolve (Baltimore)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Kable House Presents (York)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Moon Dancer Vineyards and Winery (Wrightsville)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)
Ballston Quarter (Arlington)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)