Live Acoustic Music Near Waterford, 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Waterford 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 Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
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 Soup and Song House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 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 Bright Box Theater (Small Theater)
Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.
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 25, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
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 Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
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.
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 28, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Oct 31, 2019
Playing at Cafe Sazon (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Smith tells elongated and elliptical stories about the songs, and how they are to his life. Smith says “on a good night the stories and songs ride on top of a funky kind of country blues pop stomp”. 
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Waterford, VA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
The Soundry (Columbia)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

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


Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Bright Box Theater (Winchester)
Gloria's Center for the Arts (Warrenton)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)