Live Acoustic Music Near Arlington, 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 and around the Arlington 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

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Sep 24, 2021
Playing at SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
To hear just one song from Rod Picott is to feel the road under your worn shoes, coming up short on payday, and the wind blowing through your hair with a pretty girl sittin' by your side in your '65 Falcon.
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Blue Valley Vineyard (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Sep 20, 2021
Playing at SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Since 2003 ilyAIMY's played the nation's baitshops, biker weeks, coffeehouses, colleges & clothing-optional resorts as "an acoustically roiling combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare"
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
“Polished yet rootsy Chicago outfit Empty Pockets” (Rolling Stone) celebrates old-school classic rock, folk, and the blues, skillfully blending singer/songwriter catharsis with rich harmonies and
Sep 22, 2021
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at Farm Brew Live (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Sky Stage (Outdoor Music Series)
Since 2003 ilyAIMY's played the nation's baitshops, biker weeks, coffeehouses, colleges & clothing-optional resorts as "an acoustically roiling combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare"
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
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
Sep 29, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Stages Music Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Black Ankle Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 10, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 13, 2021
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Oct 14, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2021
Playing at Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 18, 2021
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.”
Oct 18, 2021
Playing at SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Arlington, VA

House Concerts

Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)

Listening Rooms

Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
The Soundry (Columbia)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)
50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Small Theaters

The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Stages Music Arts (Cockeysville)

Outdoor Music Series

Sky Stage (Frederick)