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

Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
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!
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Barley & Hops (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Cafe Montmartre (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Notaviva Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
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.
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Beck's House Concert (House Concert)
The journey is much more magical when shared with a companion, don't you agree? This solo, two-act, acoustic musical about a guitar (Miss Rainsong) who helps a lost Traveler find his humanity while riding Amtrak across America.
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 28, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Oct 31, 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”. 
Nov 1, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Columbia, MD

House Concerts

Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
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)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)

Listening Rooms

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)
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 Mansion on O (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
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)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
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)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
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)
Battlefield Brew Works (Gettysburg)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)

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)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)