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.

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.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Alexandria. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

February 3
Quattro Goombas Winery (Vineyard)
Aldie, VA
February 3
We?ll be celebrating the music Robert Flack with Munit Mesfin, Ethiopian vocalist with the warm voice and big heart, and her band.
Creative Cauldron (Small Theater)
Falls Church, VA
February 3
7 Locks Brewing (Brewery)
Rockville, MD
February 3
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
February 4
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
February 4
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 4
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
February 4
Lost Barrel Brewing (Brewery)
Middleburg, VA
February 4
Award-winning, world-jazz band Veronneau perform classic and original acoustic music in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. With three Top Ten album releases in the world and jazz charts, Quebeco
Creative Cauldron (Small Theater)
Falls Church, VA
February 4
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter David Bromberg isn’t standing still. He is still pushing boundaries, still an iconoclast, still unapologetically unique, as he continues to explore his life’s journey via a path that might be considered ‘asymmetrical’.
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
February 5
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 8
Appalachian Folk Trio from Floyd, Virginia.
Pie Shop (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Washington, DC
February 8
“…a guitarist of substance. He can impress with the best of them, but he can beguile and reach you emotionally in a way which is supremely rare…stunning range stylistically while made cohesive b
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 9
Folk group from London, Ontario, featuring classically trained singers.
Moore Music (In the House) (House Concert)
Rockville, MD
February 9
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
February 9
“…a guitarist of substance. He can impress with the best of them, but he can beguile and reach you emotionally in a way which is supremely rare…stunning range stylistically while made cohesive b
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 10
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
February 11
Edith May’s Paradise (House Concert)
Jessup, MD
February 11
FocusMusic and Baltimore County Arts Guild Present ilyAIMY and Ayreheart at Catonsville Arts Guild Clubhouse. 10 St. Timothy Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228 | Saturday, February 11th, 2023 | 7pm | $25 Tickets available soon. Webcast available.
Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Alexandria, VA
February 11
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 11
Juliet Lloyd has quickly gained a name for herself as a strikingly accomplished songwriter and no-holds barred performer.
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
February 14
“…a guitarist of substance. He can impress with the best of them, but he can beguile and reach you emotionally in a way which is supremely rare…stunning range stylistically while made cohesive b
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
February 16
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
February 16
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 17
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
February 17
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”. 
Three Whistles (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Arlington, VA
February 17
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 18
Juliet Lloyd has quickly gained a name for herself as a strikingly accomplished songwriter and no-holds barred performer.
Lost Barrel Brewing (Brewery)
Middleburg, VA
February 18
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
February 19
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard)
Leesburg, VA
February 20
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
February 21
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
February 21
Her voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”.
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
February 21
The White Buffalo is the professional moniker and stage name of American musician and singer/songwriter Jake Smith.
Union Stage (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
February 22
This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City,
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 24
Potomac Point Winery and Vineyard (Vineyard)
Stafford, VA
February 25
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
February 25
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
February 26
Farm Brew Live (Vineyard)
Manassas, VA
February 26
50 West Vineyards (Vineyard)
Middleburg, VA
February 26
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
February 26
Black Cat (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Washington, DC
February 28
Calista brings a mix of complexity and sophistication to her songs that carry a hint of pop and blues. Her style hearkens back to classic 70's acts but with a fresh modern twist.
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
March 1
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
March 2
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
March 2
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
March 3
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
March 3
The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
March 3
Quattro Goombas Winery (Vineyard)
Aldie, VA
March 4
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Alexandria, Virginia

House Concerts

Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Edith May’s Paradise (Jessup)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Live from Rob's Living Room (Manassas)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Moore Music (In the House) (Rockville)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Weil House Concerts (Takoma Park)

Listening Rooms

Blues Alley (Washington)
Cafritz Hall (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Earp’s Ordinary (Fairfax)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)
Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Herndon)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Concerts at Cedar Lane (Bethesda)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
Unity by the Bay Church (Annapolis)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)

Vineyards & Breweries

50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)
Fleetwood Farm Winery (Leesburg)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery (St Leonard)
Potomac Point Winery and Vineyard (Stafford)
Quattro Goombas Winery (Aldie)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard (Dickerson)
The Winery At Bull Run (Centreville)
Two Lions Vineyards (Upper Marlboro)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Black Cat (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Evening Star Cafe (Alexandria)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Little Market Cafe (Ellicott City)
Matchbox (Reston)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Pie Shop (Washington)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)
Three Whistles (Arlington)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Black Cherry Puppet Theater (Baltimore)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Dumbarton Concerts (Washington)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)

Outdoor Music Series

Urbana Library Farmers Market (Frederick)
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Clarksville)
Fairfax Funky Flea (Fairfax)