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 and small theaters 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

Dec 7, 2019
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
"I think of Carolann Solebello as a painter with words. An illustrator could have a field day with the imaginative storytelling [in this] book of tales... she shows off some major chops." ~ Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live in NYC
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (House Concert)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Fillmore Silver Spring (Concert Hall)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at The Cellar Stage (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
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 15, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
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 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)
Award-winning singer/songwriter performing original folk and Americana tunes.
Dec 27, 2019
Playing at Germano's Cabaret (Listening Room)
Kristin is a captivating performer who combines her powerful, angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms and rare harp ability into a show unlike any other.
Dec 28, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Dec 28, 2019
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Dec 28, 2019
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Dec 29, 2019
Playing at Avalon Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 29, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
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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)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Beck's House Concert (Woodstock)
Sunroom Songwriter's Series House Concert (Dover)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
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)

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)
The Cellar Stage (Lutherville-Timonium)
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)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)

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)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
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)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)