Live Acoustic Music Near Alexandria, 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

May 30, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at New Deal Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
When performing live, Ric Albano of Sinclair Soul plays original material along with covers from a wide range of rock, folk, country and blues artists.
Jun 7, 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!
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Square in a Circle House Concert (House Concert)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Music on the Heights (House Concert)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jun 12, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 12, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jun 12, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Alexandria, VA

House Concerts

Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
The Crib Concerts (Herndon)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
House About Tonight House Concerts (Fredericksburg)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Stillwaters Suppers Music Series (Marshall)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Occoquan)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Blend Coffee Bar (Ashburn)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
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)

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Hamilton (Washington)
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

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