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.

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

Nov 4, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Streaming in partnership with 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
Nov 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 14, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Nov 22, 2020
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Dec 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Dec 5, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Jan 3, 2021
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2021
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)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)

Listening Rooms

Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
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)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

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)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

Ballston Quarter (Arlington)
1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)