Live Acoustic Music Near Arlington, Virginia

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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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

Aug 4, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 4, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 15, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Uptown Concerts ONLINE (Online Concert Stream)
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Tex
Aug 15, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Aug 16, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 18, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Aug 28, 2020
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Sep 2, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2020
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.
Sep 6, 2020
Playing at Blue Valley Vineyard (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 6, 2020
Playing at Barrel Oak Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 12, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2020
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2020
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Sep 23, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 27, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Arlington, VA

House Concerts

Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
Beck's House Concert (Woodstock)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)

Listening Rooms

The Mansion on O (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
1st Stage Theatre (McLean)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Soundry (Columbia)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)
World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Curitiba Art Cafe (Fredericksburg)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Waterford)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Small Theaters

The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Gloria's Center for the Arts (Warrenton)

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)