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

Nov 4, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 6, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 8, 2020
Playing at World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Folk Music Society)
"...a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence... big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life... Herscovitch's music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit..." -The Boston Globe
Nov 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Nov 14, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Nov 21, 2020
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 22, 2020
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Dec 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Dec 5, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Jan 3, 2021
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Columbia, MD

House Concerts

Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)

Listening Rooms

The Soundry (Columbia)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
City Winery (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
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

Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Black Cat (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)
Ballston Quarter (Arlington)