Live Acoustic Music Near Washington, DC

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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. You just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many 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. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many small listening rooms, theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Washington area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Aug 23, 2018
The Nighthawks (Blues)
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2018
Lera Lynn (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2018
Danny Barnes (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe/Restaurant)
Aug 24, 2018
The Young Novelists (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2018
The Bumper Jacksons (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Singer's Glen House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 25, 2018
The Young Novelists (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Aug 26, 2018
Jeff Smith (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Cafe/Restaurant)
Aug 26, 2018
The Bumper Jacksons (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Awkward Pause House Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 29, 2018
Michael Warner (Folk)
Playing at Epicure Cafe (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 5, 2018
Carolyn Wonderland (Blues)
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2018
Jon Shain (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Sep 6, 2018
Claude Bourbon (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Germano's Cabaret (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2018
Hayley Fahey (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2018
Claude Bourbon (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 8, 2018
Doug Alan Wilcox (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 8, 2018
Jonathan Edwards (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2018
Keaton Simons (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Sep 8, 2018
Andrew McKnight (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Sep 9, 2018
Emily Scott Robinson (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 12, 2018
Jenn Grinels (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)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
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)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Live Sounds (Annapolis)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
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 Soundry (Columbia)
The Living Stage at the Hotel RL (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (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)
Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Occoquan)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)
Blend Coffee Bar (Ashburn)
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)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)

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)
JV's Live Music Room (Falls Church)
1919 (Baltimore)
Joe Squared (Baltimore)