Live Acoustic Music Near Washington, DC

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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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

Featured

Aug 13, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Creative Cauldron (Small Theater)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Uptown Concerts ONLINE (Online Concert Stream)
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Tex
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Breaux Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 16, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Breaux Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 22, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 28, 2020
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Sep 2, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Sep 6, 2020
Playing at Barrel Oak Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 6, 2020
Playing at Blue Valley Vineyard (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2020
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2020
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Sep 23, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 27, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Nov 4, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at 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
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Washington, DC

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
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)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)