Live Acoustic Music Near Frederick, 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 Frederick 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 Frederick 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 Frederick. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 28, 2022
Playing at Breaux Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
“…a guitarist of substance. He can impress with the best of them, but he can beguile and reach you emotionally in a way which is supremely rare…stunning range stylistically while made cohesive b
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Farm Brew Live (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Prohibition Hub (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 2, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (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 4, 2022
Playing at Solace Outpost (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 8, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 9, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
A Crow tribal member, Cary received the 2018 Independent Music Awards for Best Blues CD and the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD.
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Half of Baltimore’s ilyAIMY. Her lush voice and storytelling have earnedTelluride Troubadour Top 4, Falcon Ridge Most Wanted, No Depression Award Finalist and Grand Prize Bernard Ebb Award.
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Feb 11, 2022 [SOLD OUT]
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at Bright Box Theater (Small Theater)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Sunset Hills Vineyard (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 13, 2022
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Feb 14, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 15, 2022
Playing at Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Folk Music Society)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Bear Chase Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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 Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
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 22, 2022
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Feb 23, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
AHI is the stage name of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose album In Our Time was named as a Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019
Feb 25, 2022
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Feb 26, 2022
Playing at 50 West Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 27, 2022
Playing at Breaux Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at Solace Outpost (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2022
Playing at Prohibition Hub (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Mar 16, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 19, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 20, 2022
Playing at Bright Box Theater (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 2, 2022
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance.
Apr 2, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2022
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2022
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Apr 7, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2022
Playing at Music on the Heights (House Concert)
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"
Apr 16, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Apr 17, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Frederick, MD

House Concerts

Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
Club 603 (Baltimore)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)

Listening Rooms

New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Soundry (Columbia)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)

Folk Music Societies

World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Sandy Spring Museum (Ashton-Sandy Spring)
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Herndon)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Black Cat (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Teavolve (Baltimore)

Vineyards & Breweries

Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mount Airy)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Purcellville)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
B Chord Brewing (Round Hill)
Adams County Winery (Orrtanna)
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)

Small Theaters

Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Stages Music Arts (Cockeysville)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
Bright Box Theater (Winchester)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)

Outdoor Music Series

Sky Stage (Frederick)
Ballston Quarter (Arlington)

Bars & Nightclubs

Prohibition Hub (Hagerstown)
Garryowen Irish Pub (Gettysburg)