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. Acoustic music can be heard in many house concerts, acoustic coffeehouses and listening rooms in and around the Washington area, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants in the area as well as at local vineyards, wineries and breweries. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Featured Shows

Apr 27, 2018
Ira Wolf (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Red Panda House (House Concert)
With over 30 million plays on Spotify, Ira Wolf has exploded onto the folk scene over the past three years. Making a home on the road, Wolf connects with audiences on a personal level through melancholy vocals and vulnerable lyrics.

Other Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Apr 20, 2018
The East Pointers
(Celtic)
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson
(Listening Room)
Apr 20, 2018
Aaron English
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Stone Room Concerts
(House Concert)
Apr 20, 2018
Liz Longley
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Tally Ho Theater
(Small Theater)
Apr 21, 2018
Jason Masi
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Music on the Heights House Concert
(House Concert)
Apr 21, 2018
Austin MacRae
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Melody House Concerts
(House Concert)
Apr 22, 2018
Liz Longley
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rams Head On Stage
(Small Theater)
Apr 24, 2018
Heidi Burson
(Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at The Living Stage at the Hotel RL
(Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2018
Amelia White
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC)
(Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 25, 2018
Dan Blakeslee
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at New Deal Cafe
(Cafe/Restaurant)
Apr 25, 2018
Sharon Goldman
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Moore Music
(House Concert)
Apr 27, 2018
Corey Kilgannon
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House
(Listening Room)
Apr 28, 2018
Anthony Snape
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Crib Concerts
(House Concert)
Apr 28, 2018
Hayley Fahey
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Villain and Saint
(Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 29, 2018
Patrick Sweany
(Blues)
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC)
(Cafe/Restaurant)
May 1, 2018
Tim Easton
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC)
(Cafe/Restaurant)
May 2, 2018
Madeleine Peyroux
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rams Head On Stage
(Small Theater)
May 4, 2018
Heather Aubrey Lloyd
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Black Ankle Vineyards
(Vineyard/Brewery)
May 4, 2018
Tony Lucca
(Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Jammin Java
(Listening Room)
May 4, 2018
Peter Mayer
(Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rams Head On Stage
(Small Theater)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Washington, DC

House Concerts

Red Panda House (Washington)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Counts Wainwright House Concert Series (Hyattville)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
The Crib Concerts (Herndon)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music on the Heights House Concert (Broadlands)
Live Sounds (Annapolis)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Kent Island)

Listening Rooms

Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Robert Harper Books (Riverdale Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
The Living Stage at the Hotel RL (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
Concerts at Cedar Lane (Bethesda)
Inwood Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Christ Church Durham (Nanjemoy)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)

Cafes & Restaurants

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Tryst (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
IOTA Club and Cafe (Arlington)
St. Elmo's Coffee Pub (Alexandria)
Fireflies Restaurant (Alexandria)
219 Basin Street (Alexandria)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
Teavolve (Baltimore)

Vineyards & Breweries

Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)

Small Theaters

The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Old Town Theater (Alexandria)
The Alden Theater (McLean)
Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)