Live Acoustic Music Near Richmond, Virginia

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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 several house concerts being held in and around the Richmond 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 Richmond 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Richmond 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Oct 25, 2018
Miss Tess and The Talkbacks (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Capital Ale House Music Hall (Listening Room)
Nov 3, 2018
John McCutcheon (Folk)
Playing at Shady Grove Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)
Nov 11, 2018
Fruit Bats (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Capital Ale House Music Hall (Listening Room)
Dec 22, 2018
Bill Kirchen (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at The Tin Pan (Listening Room)
Jan 12, 2019
Vance Gilbert (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Shady Grove Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Richmond, VA

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House Concerts

Noble Live House Concerts (Richmond)
East Grace Street House Concert Series (Richmond)

Listening Rooms

Capital Ale House Music Hall (Richmond)
The Broadberry (Richmond)
The Tin Pan (Richmond)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Shady Grove Coffeehouse (Glen Allen)

Cafes & Restaurants

Cary Street Cafe (Richmond)
The Flyin Pig (Midlothian)
Iron Horse Restaurant (Ashland)
Ashland Coffee and Tea (Ashland)

Vineyards & Breweries

James River Cellars Winery (Glen Allen)


The Acoustic Concert Series at Chesterfield Public Library (Richmond)

Small Theaters

Heritage Amphitheatre at Pocahontas State Park (Chesterfield)