Live Acoustic Music Near Fairfax, Virginia

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 Fairfax area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Fairfax 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 Fairfax 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 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 12, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Nov 14, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
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)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Fairfax, VA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Jammin Java (Vienna)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Soundry (Columbia)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Magnolia Vineyards (Amissville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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