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. 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 Acoustic Shows

Apr 24, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at Cafe Montmartre (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 27, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Apr 28, 2019
Playing at The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Apr 28, 2019
Playing at The Mansion on O (Listening Room)
Apr 28, 2019
Playing at City Winery - Washington (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Apr 30, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
May 1, 2019
Playing at The Hamilton (Small Theater)
May 1, 2019
Playing at Awkward Pause House Concerts (House Concert)
May 1, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
May 2, 2019
Playing at The Hamilton (Small Theater)
May 2, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 2, 2019
Playing at Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 2, 2019
Playing at Outta the Way Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Michelle is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter from Maryland. If you like acoustic music in the Indie/Alternative Folk genre, then Michelle's show is a MUST attend!
May 2, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
May 2, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
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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)
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)
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)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
City Winery - Washington (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Soundry (Columbia)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
Inwood Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Black Cat (Washington)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Occoquan)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)
Blend Coffee Bar (Ashburn)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
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)
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)
Joe Squared (Baltimore)