Live Acoustic Music Near Columbia, 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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

Oct 13, 2019
Playing at World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Folk Music Society)
“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”Altadena News, USA”
Oct 13, 2019
Playing at The Mansion on O (Listening Room)
Oct 13, 2019
Playing at Awkward Pause House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 13, 2019
Playing at Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 14, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 14, 2019
Playing at Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (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.
Oct 15, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Black Cat (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Gypsy Sally's (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Soup and Song House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Columbia, MD

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

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)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Function Black Box Theater and Coworking Space (Baltimore)
City Winery (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Darlington)

Folk Music Societies

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Black Cat (Washington)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Terra Nebulo Vineyards (Waterford)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Gettysburg)
Notaviva Vineyards (Purcellville)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Battlefield Brew Works (Gettysburg)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)