Live Acoustic Music Near Takoma Park, 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 Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park 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 7, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
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 Takoma Park, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

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