Live Acoustic Music Near Columbia, 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 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 Black Ankle Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Stages Music Arts (Small Theater)
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 Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (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 Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 12, 2021
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (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 Jammin Java (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 Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 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 20, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Columbia, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

Sky Stage (Frederick)

Bars & Nightclubs

Garryowen Irish Pub (Gettysburg)