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 that you can check out - 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 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 Live Acoustic Shows

Oct 20, 2018
Johnsmith (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Panzer House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2018
Jack Williams (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2018
Tool Shed (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Field Fresh Farmers Market (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 20, 2018
Amy Gerhartz (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Crib Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 20, 2018
Heather Mae (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 21, 2018
Hayley Fahey (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at MilkBoy ArtHouse (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 24, 2018
Quinn Sullivan (Blues)
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2018
The Watson Twins (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2018
Chris Titchner (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Music Cafe (Cafe/Restaurant)
Oct 26, 2018
Justin Trawick (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 27, 2018
Tony Lucca (Folk Rock & Pop)
Playing at The Crib Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 28, 2018
Fred Eaglesmith (Country)
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 29, 2018
Caleb Hawley (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Nov 1, 2018
Sara and Kenny (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Nov 1, 2018
Roanoke (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe/Restaurant)
Nov 1, 2018
Kerry Kearney (Blues)
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Nov 1, 2018
Patty Larkin (Unknown)
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2018
Doug Alan Wilcox (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Nov 2, 2018
Megan Slankard (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 2, 2018
Kaia Kater (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)

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

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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)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)

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)


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)