Live Acoustic Music Near Chester, 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 Chester 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 Chester 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 and small theaters in and around the Chester 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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Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
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Jan 21, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Grammy nominee & Berklee College Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky brings the spirit and escape of live concerts of fiddle, banjo, guitar and songs streamed from his living room to yours.
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2022
Playing at Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2022
Playing at Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2022
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 2, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Solace Outpost (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Listening Room)
A prolific singer/songwriter, social activist, and painter, Tret's songs tell of daily life, environmental concerns, challenges - personal and universal. She's opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the Geils Band.
Feb 8, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 11, 2022 [SOLD OUT]
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 12, 2022
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Feb 13, 2022
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Feb 14, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 14, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 15, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 15, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Gordon Center for Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
One of the world's most successful independent singer-songwriters, SONiA disappear fear (born Sonia Rutstein) is loved for her beautiful voice and songs that illuminate truth passionately delivered.
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 20, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2022
Playing at SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of
Feb 25, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at Solace Outpost (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 16, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 19, 2022
Playing at Sunroom Songwriter's Series House Concert (House Concert)
Mar 27, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 28, 2022
Playing at Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2022
Playing at The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 31, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Apr 1, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Apr 3, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Apr 3, 2022
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Apr 7, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Chester, MD

House Concerts

Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Club 603 (Baltimore)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Sunroom Songwriter's Series House Concert (Dover)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity by the Bay Church (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
North Elk Coffee House (North East)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)

Small Theaters

Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Avalon Theatre (Easton)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
Stages Music Arts (Cockeysville)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Smyrna Opera House (Smyrna)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)

Outdoor Music Series

Ballston Quarter (Arlington)