Live Acoustic Music Near Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 19, 2019
Playing at Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Soup and Song House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
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 Jammin Java (Listening Room)
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 25, 2019
Playing at Barley & Hops (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Union Stage (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 26, 2019
Playing at Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
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 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. www.MissRainsong.com
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Gaithersburg, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Soundry (Columbia)
City Winery (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Waterford)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Gettysburg)
Battlefield Brew Works (Gettysburg)

Libraries

Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
The Hamilton (Washington)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Gloria's Center for the Arts (Warrenton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)