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. Several 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 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

Jun 16, 2019
Playing at World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Folk Music Society)
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at Susies House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at Itzall Goode Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – her seductive voice effortlessly oscillates from bluesy soul to country and back. Oliver's new album, "A List Of Names", is currently charting on both Folk (#8
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at 49 West Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Cafe Montmartre (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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!
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 24, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jul 5, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
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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)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
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 About Tonight House Concerts (Fredericksburg)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
City Winery - Washington (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Soundry (Columbia)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
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)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Occoquan)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)
Blend Coffee Bar (Ashburn)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Filling Station (Sparks)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
North Gate Vineyard (Purcellville)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)
Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)
JV's Live Music Room (Falls Church)
Joe Squared (Baltimore)