Live Acoustic Music Near Herndon, 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 Herndon 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 Herndon 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 Herndon 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 Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 23, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Herndon, VA

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Jammin Java (Vienna)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
The Soundry (Columbia)
Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
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)
First Friday Coffeehouse (Shepherdstown)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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