Live Acoustic Music Near Washington, DC

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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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

Featured

Jun 19, 2021
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
May 8, 2021
Playing at Music on the Heights (House Concert)
May 8, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
May 8, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
May 9, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
May 16, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
May 23, 2021
Streaming in partnership with SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Jun 3, 2021
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Jun 6, 2021
Playing at Frederick Coffee Company (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 11, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 12, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 13, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
One of the world's most successful independent singer-songwriters, SONiA disappear fear (born Sonia Rutstein) is loved for her beautiful voice and songs that illuminate truth passionately delivered.
Jul 11, 2021
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Washington, DC

House Concerts

Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)

Listening Rooms

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
The Soundry (Columbia)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Black Cat (Washington)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Small Theaters

Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)

Outdoor Music Series

Ballston Quarter (Arlington)