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. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

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

May 30, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jun 1, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jun 2, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2019
Playing at New Deal Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 5, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at Rocklands Farm (Vineyard/Brewery)
Michelle is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter from Maryland. If you like acoustic music in the Indie/Alternative Folk genre, then Michelle's show is a MUST attend!
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jun 7, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
When performing live, Ric Albano of Sinclair Soul plays original material along with covers from a wide range of rock, folk, country and blues artists.
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
“Seek this one out.” -Billboard Magazine. Known for her raw honesty and ability to connect with audiences, Cary brings fans to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal yet universal lyrics.
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Square in a Circle House Concert (House Concert)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 8, 2019
Playing at Music on the Heights (House Concert)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jun 9, 2019
Playing at Red Heifer Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jun 12, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Columbia, MD

House Concerts

Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
The Crib Concerts (Herndon)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)

Listening Rooms

The Soundry (Columbia)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
City Winery - Washington (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Filling Station (Sparks)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Blend Coffee Bar (Ashburn)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Occoquan)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Hereford Farm Market (Parkton)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
North Gate Vineyard (Purcellville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Gettysburg)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Battlefield Brew Works (Gettysburg)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)

Bars & Nightclubs

Joe Squared (Baltimore)
Villain and Saint (Bethesda)
JV's Live Music Room (Falls Church)