Live Acoustic Music Near College Park, 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 College Park 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 College Park 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 College Park 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

Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Lincoln Theater (Concert Hall)
Dec 7, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (House Concert)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Fillmore Silver Spring (Concert Hall)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Cellar Stage (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at Cafe Sazon (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 16, 2019
Playing at Epicure Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Awkward Pause House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at The Cellar Stage (Listening Room)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around College Park, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
City Winery (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
The Soundry (Columbia)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
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)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
The Cellar Stage (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton)

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)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
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

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

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Libraries

Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)