Live Acoustic Music Near Fairfax, Virginia

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 Fairfax area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Fairfax 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Fairfax area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

August 18
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”. 
Earp’s Ordinary Pop-Up (Listening Room)
Fairfax, VA
August 19
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 19
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 19
Half of Baltimore’s ilyAIMY. Her lush voice and storytelling have earnedTelluride Troubadour Top 4, Falcon Ridge Most Wanted, No Depression Award Finalist and Grand Prize Bernard Ebb Award.
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Broadlands, VA
August 20
Creek's Edge Winery (Vineyard)
Lovettsville, VA
August 20
Edith May’s Paradise (House Concert)
Jessup, MD
August 20
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Sky Stage (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
August 20
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Clarksville, MD
August 20
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 21
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 21
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
August 21
Half of Baltimore’s ilyAIMY. Her lush voice and storytelling have earnedTelluride Troubadour Top 4, Falcon Ridge Most Wanted, No Depression Award Finalist and Grand Prize Bernard Ebb Award.
Idiom Brewing Company (Brewery)
Frederick, MD
August 22
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
August 24
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 25
Half of Baltimore’s ilyAIMY. Her lush voice and storytelling have earnedTelluride Troubadour Top 4, Falcon Ridge Most Wanted, No Depression Award Finalist and Grand Prize Bernard Ebb Award.
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Broadlands, VA
August 25
City Winery (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
August 26
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 26
B Chord Brewing (Vineyard)
Round Hill, VA
August 27
Lost Barrel Brewing (Brewery)
Middleburg, VA
August 27
Adventure Brewing (Brewery)
Fredericksburg, VA
August 27
Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (House Concert)
Fairfax Station, VA
August 27
50 West Vineyards (Vineyard)
Middleburg, VA
August 28
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 31
Union Stage (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 4
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 4
The Currys are made of up brothers Tommy and Jimmy and their cousin Galen. That close family bond brings out amazing harmonies and beautiful pop-americana music.
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 4
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Frederick City Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
September 5
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 6
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 7
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 8
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
September 8
'Gary Jay and FIREBALL is a country*grassroots ACOUSTIC TWO-MAN-BAND. Gary provides vocals / percussion / guitar and Vince adds some FIREBALL harmonica + wee bit of Concertina. No loopers / backing tracks, just genuine certified country grassroots!
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Listening Room)
Bluemont, VA
September 9
Farm Brew Live (Vineyard)
Manassas, VA
September 9
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
September 10
Half of Baltimore’s ilyAIMY. Her lush voice and storytelling have earnedTelluride Troubadour Top 4, Falcon Ridge Most Wanted, No Depression Award Finalist and Grand Prize Bernard Ebb Award.
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Broadlands, VA
September 10
On Love & Fire Debuted #1 and #6 on NACC and Folk DJ charts "A dead solid perfect singer/songwriter...the words, music and voice come together so perfectly...Killer stuff." - Midwest Record
Edith May’s Paradise (House Concert)
Jessup, MD
September 10
Union Stage (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
September 10
Two Lions Vineyards (Vineyard)
Upper Marlboro, MD
September 14
Jammin' Java presents Jessica Willis Fisher/Pierce Pettis co/bill SHOWTIME: 7:30pm tickets: www.jamminjava.com/shows/jessica-willis-fisher-pierce-pettis/ phone: 202.657.5215
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 15
The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
September 16
Square in a Circle House Concert (House Concert)
Takoma Park, MD
September 16
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
September 17
Join us on Saturday 9/17 for Jesse Terry and Bruce Sudano at 49 West. It will be an excellent show. Seating is limited so please buy tickets in advance or make a reservation by calling 410-626-9796.
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Listening Room)
Gambrills, MD
September 17
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
September 17
Two Lions Vineyards (Vineyard)
Upper Marlboro, MD
September 18
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
September 18
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
September 20
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Folk Music Society)
Herndon, VA
September 24
Smith’s innate songwriting ability and haunting voice leave you with a sense of timeless nostalgia. Crossing a wide array of genres, what gets produced has been compared to the likes of Bruce Springsteen to Gregory Alan Isakov.
Bozzo Family Vineyards (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
September 24
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Fairfax, Virginia

House Concerts

Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Edith May’s Paradise (Jessup)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)

Listening Rooms

Blues Alley (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Earp’s Ordinary Pop-Up (Fairfax)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
New Spire Arts (Frederick)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)
Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Herndon)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Concerts at Cedar Lane (Bethesda)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)

Vineyards & Breweries

50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
868 Estate Vineyards (Purcellville)
B Chord Brewing (Round Hill)
Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane)
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont)
Blue Valley Vineyard (Delaplane)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Bozzo Family Vineyards (Purcellville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Creek's Edge Winery (Lovettsville)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)
Fleetwood Farm Winery (Leesburg)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Potomac Point Winery and Vineyard (Stafford)
Quattro Goombas Winery (Aldie)
Slater Run Vineyards (Upperville)
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard (Dickerson)
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Purcellville)
Two Lions Vineyards (Upper Marlboro)
Two Twisted Posts Winery (Purcellville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Black Cat (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)
Three Whistles (Arlington)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)

Outdoor Music Series

Sky Stage (Frederick)
Frederick City Market (Frederick)
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Frederick)
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Clarksville)
Fairfax Funky Flea (Fairfax)
Shab Row Stage (Frederick)