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 Washington. Restaurants and cafes around town 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

Feb 18, 2019
Playing at 49 West Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 21, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2019
Playing at Blackrock Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 22, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Feb 25, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Feb 25, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 1, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Mar 4, 2019
Playing at Gumbo Ya Ya (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Doug Alan Wilcox brings singer/songwriter perspective to a seamless marriage of bluesy folk and soul. Intimate, thought-provoking and on occasion, wryly humorous, Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Mar 5, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 7, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 9, 2019
Playing at Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 10, 2019
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 16, 2019
Playing at Mad City Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Doug Alan Wilcox brings singer/songwriter perspective to a seamless marriage of bluesy folk and soul. Intimate, thought-provoking and on occasion, wryly humorous, Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Mar 20, 2019
Playing at Lincoln Theater (Concert Hall)
Mar 22, 2019
Playing at Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Mar 23, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 26, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Washington, DC

House Concerts

Red Panda House (Washington)
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

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)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
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)
Inwood Coffeehouse (Wheaton)
One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Black Cat (Washington)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Tryst (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)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
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)