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. 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 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

Jun 16, 2019
Playing at Singer's Glen House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 16, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 16, 2019
Playing at World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Folk Music Society)
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at 49 West Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at Itzall Goode Concert Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – her seductive voice effortlessly oscillates from bluesy soul to country and back. Oliver's new album, "A List Of Names", is currently charting on both Folk (#8
Jun 17, 2019
Playing at Susies House Concerts (House Concert)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Jun 22, 2019
Playing at Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Concerts at the Sevareid House (House Concert)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Cafe Montmartre (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!
Jun 24, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jun 29, 2019
Playing at Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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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)
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)
City Winery - Washington (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

One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
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)
Filling Station (Sparks)
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)
Blend Coffee Bar (Ashburn)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Occoquan)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)

Vineyards & Breweries

Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Hereford Farm Market (Parkton)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
North Gate Vineyard (Purcellville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Gettysburg)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Battlefield Brew Works (Gettysburg)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)

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

Joe Squared (Baltimore)
Villain and Saint (Bethesda)
JV's Live Music Room (Falls Church)