Live Acoustic Music Near Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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

Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
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 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)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Gaithersburg, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Waterford)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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