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.

Several 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

Apr 8, 2021
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart warming (and breaking) lyrics, Two Crows for Comfort spins stories into songs and songs into stories.
Feb 13, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Feb 14, 2021
Streaming in partnership with SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Feb 18, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
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"
Feb 19, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 28, 2021
Streaming in partnership with SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2021
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Apr 20, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Apr 21, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Apr 22, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Washington, DC

House Concerts

Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)

Listening Rooms

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
The Soundry (Columbia)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (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

Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Black Cat (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Curitiba Art Cafe (Fredericksburg)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
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

The Hamilton (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)

Outdoor Music Series

Ballston Quarter (Arlington)