Live Acoustic Music Near Columbia, 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 and around the Columbia 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

Jun 13, 2020
Playing at Music on the Heights (House Concert)
Jun 16, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 19, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 19, 2020
Playing at Black Ankle Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jun 27, 2020
Playing at Garys House Concert Series (House Concert)
Jun 28, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Jul 19, 2020
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Influences: Gordon Lightfoot, Woody Guthrie, Chet Atkins, Kenny Rankin, Acoustic Alchemy, Lindsay Buckingham, Joni Mitchell. Sounds like: Nobody has been quite able to narrow it down, but he does the best Wayne Willingham on the planet.
Aug 14, 2020
Playing at The Mansion on O (Listening Room)
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.
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Columbia, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Black Cat (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Waterford)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Gettysburg)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)