Live Acoustic Music Near Reston, Virginia

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 Reston 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 Reston 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 Reston 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 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 3, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 8, 2020
Playing at Teavolve (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 12, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 13, 2020
Playing at Magnolia Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jun 13, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
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 Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
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.
Jul 25, 2020
Playing at Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
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 21, 2020
Playing at Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Reston, VA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Jammin Java (Vienna)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
The Soundry (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Waterford)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Magnolia Vineyards (Amissville)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)