Live Acoustic Music Near Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore. 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

August 10
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 10
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 11
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
August 11
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
August 12
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 13
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"
Hybridoma Organic Fruit Farm (Vineyard)
Baldwin, MD
August 14
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
August 15
With a new single and a live album in the pipeline, these are exciting times for what FATEA refer to as "a duo of undeniable talent". Come early. Enjoy a great meal and a great night of music.
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Gambrills, MD
August 19
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
August 19
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 20
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 20
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
August 20
Edith May’s Paradise (House Concert)
Jessup, MD
August 20
Deer Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
Reisterstown, MD
August 20
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Clarksville, MD
August 21
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 21
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
August 22
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
August 25
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 31
Union Stage (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 5
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 6
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 9
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
September 10
Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Chester, MD
September 10
On Love & Fire Debuted #1 and #6 on NACC and Folk DJ charts "A dead solid perfect singer/songwriter...the words, music and voice come together so perfectly...Killer stuff." - Midwest Record
Edith May’s Paradise (House Concert)
Jessup, MD
September 10
CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Glen Burnie, MD
September 10
Union Stage (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 15
The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
September 16
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
September 16
Square in a Circle House Concert (House Concert)
Takoma Park, MD
September 17
Join us on Saturday 9/17 for Jesse Terry and Bruce Sudano at 49 West. It will be an excellent show. Seating is limited so please buy tickets in advance or make a reservation by calling 410-626-9796.
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Gambrills, MD
September 17
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
September 17
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
September 17
49 West Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Annapolis, MD
September 18
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
September 18
The songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz.
Black Cherry Puppet Theater (Small Theater)
Baltimore, MD
September 24
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
September 25
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
October 2
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 6
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 8
Concerts at Cedar Lane (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Bethesda, MD
October 8
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.
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Darlington, MD
October 8
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
October 13
New Deal Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Greenbelt, MD
October 14
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 16
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 17
It's the best Monday night you can have. Dana Cooper and Marc Douglas Berardo are the featured artists. It's Texas and Rhode Island coming together in Annapolis for a perfect night of food and song.
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
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Baltimore, Maryland

House Concerts

Club 603 (Baltimore)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Deer Creek House Concerts (Reisterstown)
Edith May’s Paradise (Jessup)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
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)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
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)
Union Stage (Washington)

Folk Music Societies

Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mount Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mount Airy)
Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard (Frederick)
Hybridoma Organic Fruit Farm (Baldwin)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
American Ice Company Cafe (Westminster)
Black Cat (Washington)
Hightopps Backstage Grille (Timonium)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Three Whistles (Arlington)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
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

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