Live Acoustic Music Near Frederick, 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 Frederick area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Frederick 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 Frederick. 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


Apr 8, 2021
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart warming (and breaking) lyrics, Two Crows for Comfort spins stories into songs and songs into stories.
Feb 14, 2021
Streaming in partnership with SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Half of Baltimore’s ilyAIMY. Her lush voice and storytelling have earnedTelluride Troubadour Top 4, Falcon Ridge Most Wanted, No Depression Award Finalist and Grand Prize Bernard Ebb Award.
Feb 28, 2021
Streaming in partnership with SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2021
Playing at Bright Box Theater (Small Theater)
Mar 30, 2021
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Apr 22, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Frederick, MD

House Concerts

Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)

Listening Rooms

New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Soundry (Columbia)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Black Cat (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Teavolve (Baltimore)

Vineyards & Breweries

Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)

Small Theaters

Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
The Hamilton (Washington)
Bright Box Theater (Winchester)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)

Outdoor Music Series

Ballston Quarter (Arlington)