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

Aug 14, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Aug 5, 2021
Playing at An Die Musik (Listening Room)
Aug 11, 2021
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Aug 12, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Aug 15, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2021
Playing at Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 20, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Aug 21, 2021
Playing at 50 West Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Aug 25, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Aug 28, 2021
Playing at Linganore Winecellars (Vineyard/Brewery)
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"
Aug 31, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Sep 3, 2021
Playing at Black Ankle Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
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"
Sep 3, 2021
Playing at The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Sep 11, 2021
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 16, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 17, 2021
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 18, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at Farm Brew Live (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 16, 2021
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 19, 2021
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2021
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Washington, DC

House Concerts

Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
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)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
The Soundry (Columbia)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
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)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)
50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
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)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)

Outdoor Music Series

Ballston Quarter (Arlington)