Live Acoustic Music Near Leesburg, 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 and around the Leesburg area. 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

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 1
"I want to carry on the tradition, of blues and folk music, with solid interpretation and writing. Blues music and folk music are close relatives. That's the tradition I want to continue in with my songwriting and performances.”, Thompson states.
Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
Berryville, VA
October 1
Bright Box Theater (Small Theater)
Winchester, VA
October 2
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 2
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 2
Red Heifer Winery (Vineyard)
Smithsburg, MD
October 2
Fleetwood Farm Winery (Vineyard)
Leesburg, 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 6
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"
Earp’s Ordinary (Listening Room)
Fairfax, VA
October 6
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 6
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.
Earp’s Ordinary (Listening Room)
Fairfax, VA
October 7
Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
Berryville, VA
October 7
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”. 
Three Whistles (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Arlington, VA
October 7
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
October 8
Concerts at Cedar Lane (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Bethesda, MD
October 8
The Winery At Bull Run (Vineyard)
Centreville, VA
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
October 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.
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard (Vineyard)
Dickerson, MD
October 11
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 12
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 12
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 13
'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
October 13
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 13
New Deal Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Greenbelt, MD
October 14
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 14
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 14
Quattro Goombas Winery (Vineyard)
Aldie, VA
October 15
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 15
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
New Spire Arts (Listening Room)
Frederick, MD
October 15
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Washington, DC
October 15
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
October 15
Cook is one of the hardest-working DIY troubadours on the road today, averaging around 150 shows including a dozen festivals every year since 2007.
Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Alexandria, VA
October 15
Ash & Eric will tour the East Coast in May 2022 to promote their new album "Sure". Get info & tickets at www.ashandericmusic.com/tour
Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Alexandria, VA
October 16
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 16
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 16
Antietam Creek Vineyards (Vineyard)
Sharpsburg, MD
October 20
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
October 21
Union Stage (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
October 21
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Vineyard)
Bluemont, VA
October 21
"Berardo has a magical way of bringing you into the story. You don't want the song to end." Jane Falvey, Host, Kingston Coffeehouse, WRIU-FM
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Washington, DC
October 22
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
October 22
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
October 22
'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!
Bozzo Family Vineyards (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
October 23
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
October 23
Sara Ullrika Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
October 23
50 West Vineyards (Vineyard)
Middleburg, VA
October 24
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
October 26
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Leesburg, Virginia

House Concerts

Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
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)
City Winery (Washington)
Earp’s Ordinary (Fairfax)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)
Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Herndon)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Concerts at Cedar Lane (Bethesda)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)

Vineyards & Breweries

50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
868 Estate Vineyards (Purcellville)
Antietam Creek Vineyards (Sharpsburg)
B Chord Brewing (Round Hill)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
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)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)
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)
Slater Run Vineyards (Upperville)
Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery (Thurmont)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard (Dickerson)
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Purcellville)
The Winery At Bull Run (Centreville)
Two Twisted Posts Winery (Purcellville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Black Cat (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)
Three Whistles (Arlington)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Bright Box Theater (Winchester)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)

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)
Fairfax Funky Flea (Fairfax)
Shab Row Stage (Frederick)
Worman’s Mill (Frederick)

Bars & Nightclubs

Prohibition Hub (Hagerstown)