Live Acoustic Music Near Annapolis, 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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis 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 Annapolis. 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

Dec 10, 2019
Playing at Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Fillmore Silver Spring (Concert Hall)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Cellar Stage (Listening Room)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 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”. 
Dec 16, 2019
Playing at Epicure Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 18, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & Gypsy Fuzz:
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at Awkward Pause House Concerts (House Concert)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at The Cellar Stage (Listening Room)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Dec 21, 2019
Playing at Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 23, 2019
Playing at Outta the Way Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Annapolis, MD

House Concerts

Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Beck's House Concert (Woodstock)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
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)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)

Listening Rooms

The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Germano's Cabaret (Baltimore)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
An Die Musik (Baltimore)
The Soundry (Columbia)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
The Stoltz Listening Room (Easton)
City Winery (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)
The Cellar Stage (Lutherville-Timonium)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Jammin Java (Vienna)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
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)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)

Small Theaters

Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Avalon Theatre (Easton)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)