Live Acoustic Music Near Chester, Maryland

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 Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester 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

Sep 16, 2019
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Outta the Way Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Stoltz Listening Room (Listening Room)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Cafe Sazon (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Smith tells elongated and elliptical stories about the songs, and how they are to his life. Smith says “on a good night the stories and songs ride on top of a funky kind of country blues pop stomp”. 
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Villain and Saint (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Gypsy Sally's (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at MilkBoy ArtHouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Chester, MD

House Concerts

Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Sunroom Songwriter's Series House Concert (Dover)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Maliweskys House Concert (Dover)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)

Listening Rooms

The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
The Soundry (Columbia)
City Winery (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
North Elk Coffee House (North East)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)

Vineyards & Breweries

Hereford Farm Market (Parkton)

Small Theaters

Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Avalon Theatre (Easton)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Smyrna Opera House (Smyrna)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)