Live Acoustic Music Near Ellicott City, 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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City 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

Nov 4, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Streaming in partnership with 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 14, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
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)
Dec 5, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Jan 3, 2021
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Ellicott City, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

The Soundry (Columbia)
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)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
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)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
King George Speakeasy (York)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
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)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Black Cat (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Kable House Presents (York)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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