Live Acoustic Music Near Frederick, 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 Frederick 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 Frederick 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 several listening rooms and small theaters in Frederick. 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

May 21
"The music of Seth Glier veers towards being indefinable." - Paste Magazine Workshop 3pm-4:30pm; Concert 7:30pm
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Listening Room)
Gaithersburg, MD
May 21
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard)
Mount Airy, MD
May 21
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
May 21
American Ice Company Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Westminster, MD
May 21
Creek's Edge Winery (Vineyard)
Lovettsville, VA
May 22
Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard)
Rohrersville, MD
May 22
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
May 26
Clawhammer banjo and percussive dance at its finest!
Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Takoma Park, MD
May 27
'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!
Antietam Creek Vineyards (Vineyard)
Sharpsburg, MD
May 27
Bluemont Vineyard (Vineyard)
Bluemont, VA
May 28
'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!
Bozzo Family Vineyards (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
May 28
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
June 3
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Square in a Circle House Concert (House Concert)
Takoma Park, MD
June 4
Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard (Vineyard)
Frederick, MD
June 4
B Chord Brewing (Vineyard)
Round Hill, VA
June 4
Gretchen Peters' songs immerse listeners in a world of emotion, digging underneath to expose what is fueling the fire. Heartbreaking and heartwarming. Workshop 3pm-4:30pm; Concert 7:30pm
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Listening Room)
Gaithersburg, MD
June 5
Fleetwood Farm Winery (Vineyard)
Leesburg, VA
June 5
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
June 8
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 9
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 9
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
June 9
'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
June 10
Garys House Concert Series (House Concert)
Woodbine, MD
June 10
Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
Berryville, VA
June 11
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
June 11
B Chord Brewing (Vineyard)
Round Hill, VA
June 12
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 12
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
June 16
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 17
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Vineyard)
Bluemont, VA
June 18
Since 2003 ilyAIMY's played the nation's baitshops, biker weeks, coffeehouses, colleges & clothing-optional resorts as "an acoustically roiling combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare"
7 Locks Brewing (Brewery)
Rockville, MD
June 18
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Vineyard)
Gettysburg, PA
June 18
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Columbia, MD
June 22
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 23
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 24
Since 2003 ilyAIMY's played the nation's baitshops, biker weeks, coffeehouses, colleges & clothing-optional resorts as "an acoustically roiling combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare"
American Ice Company Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Westminster, MD
June 25
50 West Vineyards (Vineyard)
Middleburg, VA
June 26
B Chord Brewing (Vineyard)
Round Hill, VA
June 26
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
July 1
Flying Ace Farm (Brewery)
Lovettsville, VA
July 1
Quattro Goombas Winery (Vineyard)
Aldie, VA
July 1
'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!
Antietam Creek Vineyards (Vineyard)
Sharpsburg, MD
July 2
"Musical Tabasco!" - The Orlando Weekly
Garryowen Irish Pub (Bar/Nightclub)
Gettysburg, PA
July 3
Doug Alan Wilcox delivers music that will stick in your head - as well as your heart.
Frederick City Market (Outdoor Music Series)
Frederick, MD
July 14
'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
July 16
Creek's Edge Winery (Vineyard)
Lovettsville, VA
July 22
Barns of Rose Hill (Listening Room)
Berryville, VA
July 24
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
July 27
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
August 3
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Frederick, Maryland

House Concerts

Edith May’s Paradise (Jessup)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Great Falls Theatrics House Concert (Great Falls)
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)

Listening Rooms

Barns of Rose Hill (Berryville)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)

Folk Music Societies

Sandy Spring Museum (Sandy Spring)
Folk Club Reston-Herndon (Herndon)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)

Vineyards & Breweries

50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
868 Estate Vineyards (Purcellville)
Adams County Winery (Orrtanna)
Antietam Creek Vineyards (Sharpsburg)
B Chord Brewing (Round Hill)
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Bluemont)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mount Airy)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Bozzo Family Vineyards (Purcellville)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Creek's Edge Winery (Lovettsville)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mount Airy)
Fleetwood Farm Winery (Leesburg)
Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard (Frederick)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Quattro Goombas Winery (Aldie)
Red Heifer Winery (Smithsburg)
Reid's Winery and Cider House (Gettysburg)
Slater Run Vineyards (Upperville)
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Purcellville)
Two Twisted Posts Winery (Purcellville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

American Ice Company Cafe (Westminster)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)

Small Theaters

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

Outdoor Music Series

Sky Stage (Frederick)
Charles Town Farmers Market (Charles Town)
Frederick City Market (Frederick)
Urbana Library Farmers Market (Frederick)
Clarksville Commons Farmers Market (Clarksville)

Bars & Nightclubs

Garryowen Irish Pub (Gettysburg)
Prohibition Hub (Hagerstown)