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.

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

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in Frederick. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

August 18
Smith tells elongated and elliptical stories about the songs, and how they are to his life. Smith says “on a good night the stories and songs ride on top of a funky kind of country blues pop stomp”. 
Earp’s Ordinary Pop-Up (Listening Room)
Fairfax, VA
August 19
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.
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Broadlands, VA
August 19
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 19
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 20
Deer Creek House Concerts (House Concert)
Reisterstown, MD
August 20
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Clarksville, MD
August 20
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Sky Stage (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
August 20
Creek's Edge Winery (Vineyard)
Lovettsville, VA
August 20
Edith May’s Paradise (House Concert)
Jessup, MD
August 21
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.
Idiom Brewing Company (Brewery)
Frederick, MD
August 21
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
August 24
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 25
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.
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Broadlands, VA
August 26
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 26
B Chord Brewing (Vineyard)
Round Hill, VA
August 27
50 West Vineyards (Vineyard)
Middleburg, VA
August 27
Lost Barrel Brewing (Brewery)
Middleburg, VA
August 27
Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
Berryville, VA
August 28
Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard)
Rohrersville, MD
August 28
Adams County Winery (Vineyard)
Orrtanna, PA
August 28
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 3
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Vineyard)
Gettysburg, PA
September 4
The Currys are made of up brothers Tommy and Jimmy and their cousin Galen. That close family bond brings out amazing harmonies and beautiful pop-americana music.
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 4
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 4
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Frederick City Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
September 7
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 8
'Gary Jay and FIREBALL is a country*grassroots ACOUSTIC TWO-MAN-BAND. Gary provides vocals / percussion / guitar and Vince adds some FIREBALL harmonica + wee bit of Concertina. No loopers / backing tracks, just genuine certified country grassroots!
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Bluemont, VA
September 8
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
September 10
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Charles Town Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Charles Town, WV
September 10
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.
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Broadlands, VA
September 10
On Love & Fire Debuted #1 and #6 on NACC and Folk DJ charts "A dead solid perfect singer/songwriter...the words, music and voice come together so perfectly...Killer stuff." - Midwest Record
Edith May’s Paradise (House Concert)
Jessup, MD
September 14
Jammin' Java presents Jessica Willis Fisher/Pierce Pettis co/bill SHOWTIME: 7:30pm tickets: www.jamminjava.com/shows/jessica-willis-fisher-pierce-pettis/ phone: 202.657.5215
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 16
Garryowen Irish Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Gettysburg, PA
September 16
Square in a Circle House Concert (House Concert)
Takoma Park, MD
September 18
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
September 18
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 20
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Folk Music Society)
Herndon, VA
September 24
Smith’s innate songwriting ability and haunting voice leave you with a sense of timeless nostalgia. Crossing a wide array of genres, what gets produced has been compared to the likes of Bruce Springsteen to Gregory Alan Isakov.
Bozzo Family Vineyards (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
September 25
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 27
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 29
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
October 1
'Gary Jay and FIREBALL is a country*grassroots ACOUSTIC TWO-MAN-BAND. Gary provides vocals / percussion / guitar and Vince adds some FIREBALL harmonica + wee bit of Concertina. No loopers / backing tracks, just genuine certified country grassroots!
Antietam Creek Vineyards (Vineyard)
Sharpsburg, MD
October 2
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 4
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 5
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 6
AHI
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
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 7
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
October 7
Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
Berryville, VA
October 8
Concerts at Cedar Lane (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Bethesda, MD
October 9
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Frederick City Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Frederick, Maryland

House Concerts

Deer Creek House Concerts (Reisterstown)
Edith May’s Paradise (Jessup)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)

Listening Rooms

Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
Blues Alley (Washington)
Earp’s Ordinary Pop-Up (Fairfax)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)

Folk Music Societies

Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Herndon)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Concerts at Cedar Lane (Bethesda)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)

Vineyards & Breweries

50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
868 Estate Vineyards (Purcellville)
Adams County Winery (Orrtanna)
Antietam Creek Vineyards (Sharpsburg)
B Chord Brewing (Round Hill)
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mount Airy)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Bozzo Family Vineyards (Purcellville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Creek's Edge Winery (Lovettsville)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mount Airy)
Fleetwood Farm Winery (Leesburg)
Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard (Frederick)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Quattro Goombas Winery (Aldie)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Gettysburg)
Slater Run Vineyards (Upperville)
Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery (Thurmont)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard (Dickerson)
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Purcellville)
Two Twisted Posts Winery (Purcellville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

American Ice Company Cafe (Westminster)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)

Outdoor Music Series

Sky Stage (Frederick)
Charles Town Farmers Market (Charles Town)
Frederick City Market (Frederick)
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Frederick)
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Clarksville)
Shab Row Stage (Frederick)
Worman’s Mill (Frederick)

Bars & Nightclubs

Garryowen Irish Pub (Gettysburg)
Prohibition Hub (Hagerstown)