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.

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.

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

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Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
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Jan 18, 2022
Playing at Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Folk Music Society)
Jan 20, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at B Chord Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Grammy nominee & Berklee College Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky brings the spirit and escape of live concerts of fiddle, banjo, guitar and songs streamed from his living room to yours.
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at 50 West Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Jan 23, 2022
Playing at Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jan 25, 2022
Playing at Franklin Park Arts Center (Small Theater)
Jan 25, 2022
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Jan 28, 2022
Playing at Breaux Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
“…a guitarist of substance. He can impress with the best of them, but he can beguile and reach you emotionally in a way which is supremely rare…stunning range stylistically while made cohesive b
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Farm Brew Live (Vineyard/Brewery)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 2, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Solace Outpost (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Listening Room)
A prolific singer/songwriter, social activist, and painter, Tret's songs tell of daily life, environmental concerns, challenges - personal and universal. She's opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the Geils Band.
Feb 8, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 9, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
A Crow tribal member, Cary received the 2018 Independent Music Awards for Best Blues CD and the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD.
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Feb 11, 2022 [SOLD OUT]
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Sunset Hills Vineyard (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 12, 2022
Streaming in partnership with Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Feb 14, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 14, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 15, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 15, 2022
Playing at Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Folk Music Society)
Feb 15, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Bear Chase Brewing Company (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Gordon Center for Performing Arts (Concert Hall)
One of the world's most successful independent singer-songwriters, SONiA disappear fear (born Sonia Rutstein) is loved for her beautiful voice and songs that illuminate truth passionately delivered.
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2022
Playing at SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of
Feb 22, 2022
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Feb 23, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
AHI is the stage name of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, whose album In Our Time was named as a Juno Award nominee for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019
Feb 25, 2022
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Feb 25, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 26, 2022
Playing at 50 West Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 27, 2022
Playing at Breaux Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Mar 4, 2022
Playing at Solace Outpost (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 11, 2022
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Mar 12, 2022
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Mar 16, 2022
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 17, 2022
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 18, 2022
Playing at The Birchmere (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)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
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)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Club 603 (Baltimore)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
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)
An Die Musik (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

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Unity by the Bay Church (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)
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Herndon)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)
50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mount Airy)
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Purcellville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
B Chord Brewing (Round Hill)
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 Miracle Theatre (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)
Stages Music Arts (Cockeysville)

Outdoor Music Series

Ballston Quarter (Arlington)
Sky Stage (Frederick)