Live Acoustic Music Near Annapolis, Maryland

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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis 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 and around the Annapolis area. 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

October 1
Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Easton, MD
October 2
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 6
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 7
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
October 8
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
October 8
Two Lions Vineyards (Vineyard)
Upper Marlboro, MD
October 8
Concerts at Cedar Lane (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Bethesda, MD
October 12
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Easton, MD
October 12
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 13
New Deal Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Greenbelt, MD
October 14
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 15
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Washington, DC
October 15
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
October 15
Ash & Eric will tour the East Coast in May 2022 to promote their new album "Sure". Get info & tickets at www.ashandericmusic.com/tour
Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Alexandria, VA
October 15
Club 603 (House Concert)
Baltimore, MD
October 15
Cook is one of the hardest-working DIY troubadours on the road today, averaging around 150 shows including a dozen festivals every year since 2007.
Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Alexandria, VA
October 16
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 17
Award-winning singer-songwriters, Marc Douglas Berardo (RI) and Dana Cooper (TX) swap songs at 49 West Coffeehouse in Annapolis MD.
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Gambrills, MD
October 17
Join us for a great Night of Music from Dana Cooper. Dana is a Poetic & Powerful Indie Folk/Americana Songwriter from Nashville known for his storytelling & musicanship. He will be performing New Songs- from NEW CD- as well as Old Favorites.
49 West Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Annapolis, MD
October 18
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
October 20
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
October 21
Union Stage (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
October 21
"Berardo has a magical way of bringing you into the story. You don't want the song to end." Jane Falvey, Host, Kingston Coffeehouse, WRIU-FM
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Washington, DC
October 22
Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard)
St Leonard, MD
October 22
Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Chester, MD
October 22
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 23
Sara Ullrika Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 26
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 27
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
October 28
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 29
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”. 
Cafe Sazon (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Arlington, VA
October 29
Club 603 (House Concert)
Baltimore, MD
October 30
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 31
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
November 1
Blues Alley (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
November 1
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
November 3
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
November 5
An affable country rocker exploring his roots as a rancher and rodeo rider while striving to adapt this traditional identity to the challenging modern world
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
November 8
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
November 9
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Baltimore, MD
November 10
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
November 12
CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Glen Burnie, MD
November 12
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
November 12
Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Chester, MD
November 13
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
November 14
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
November 15
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
November 16
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
November 17
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
November 18
Collaborating with City and Colour for her song Someone, Geneviève has launched her third full-length album, Satellite. Surrounded by an all-female team, Geneviève conquers fans through her intimate vocals, lush instruments and expressive harmonies.
Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Alexandria, VA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Annapolis, Maryland

House Concerts

Club 603 (Baltimore)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Deer Creek House Concerts (Reisterstown)
Edith May’s Paradise (Jessup)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)

Listening Rooms

An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Blues Alley (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton)
Union Stage (Washington)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)
Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Hybridoma Organic Fruit Farm (Baldwin)
Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery (St Leonard)
Two Lions Vineyards (Upper Marlboro)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Black Cat (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Hightopps Backstage Grille (Timonium)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Little Market Cafe (Ellicott City)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)
Three Whistles (Arlington)

Small Theaters

Avalon Theatre (Easton)
Black Cherry Puppet Theater (Baltimore)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Stages Music Arts (Cockeysville)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)

Outdoor Music Series

Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Clarksville)
Federal Hill Main Street Series (Baltimore)