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

Featured

Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Beans in the Belfry (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“Billy Kemp, I think he is quite good. He reminds me of some Austin type songwriters; a cross of Leroy Preston and Loudon Wainwright. He’s better than 90% of the music I receive."- Roseanne Cash
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Red Heifer Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
“A singer-songwriter with the articulation of a street poet.” – Terri Hendrix. One foot firmly planted in the grassy-rootsy folk genre while the other stomps around the pop world like a boss.
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Rocklands Farm (Vineyard/Brewery)
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!
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Franklin Park Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theater (Concert Hall)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Mar 9, 2020
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at New Deal Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at CommuniTea House Concert (House Concert)
“Billy Kemp, I think he is quite good. He reminds me of some Austin type songwriters; a cross of Leroy Preston and Loudon Wainwright. He’s better than 90% of the music I receive."- Roseanne Cash
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 13, 2020
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Union Stage (Listening Room)
Celtic/ Folk/ World/ Rock/ Americana.
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Black Ankle Vineyards (Vineyard/Brewery)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at The Mainstay (Listening Room)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Macum Creek Concerts (House Concert)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Music on the Heights (House Concert)
Mar 17, 2020
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Mar 17, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Mar 18, 2020
Playing at Epicure Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Gracious Me writes and sings southern-accented soulful Americana stories from a female perspective. You can hear Gracious Me tunes from the Gracious Me duo, or from Gracious Me and the Ingrates (trio or full band).
Mar 19, 2020
Playing at Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Listening Room)
Mar 19, 2020
Playing at The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Listening Room)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Columbia, MD

House Concerts

Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Bonnie Branch House Concerts (Ellicott City)
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)
House Concerts at Ginny and Don's (Lutherville)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Blue Melody House Concert (Reston)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)

Listening Rooms

The Soundry (Columbia)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
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 Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
Common Ground on the Hill - Baltimore (Baltimore)
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)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
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)
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)

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)
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)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)

Outdoor Music Series

1st Sunday Arts Festival (Annapolis)

Bars & Nightclubs

Villain and Saint (Bethesda)