Live Acoustic Music Near Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 and around the Gaithersburg 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

May 21
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Vineyard)
Mount Airy, MD
May 21
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
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
Creek's Edge Winery (Vineyard)
Lovettsville, VA
May 21
American Ice Company Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Westminster, MD
May 21
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
May 22
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
May 22
Farm Brew Live (Vineyard)
Manassas, VA
May 22
Big Cork Vineyards (Vineyard)
Rohrersville, MD
May 23
Sixth & I Downstairs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Washington, DC
May 23
Sixth & I Downstairs (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Washington, DC
May 26
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
May 26
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
May 26
Clawhammer banjo and percussive dance at its finest!
Institute of Musical Traditions (Listening Room)
Takoma Park, MD
May 27
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”. 
Cafe Sazon (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Arlington, VA
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
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
May 27
Bluemont Vineyard (Vineyard)
Bluemont, VA
May 27
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
May 27
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
May 28
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
May 28
Pearl Street Warehouse (Listening Room)
Washington, DC
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
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
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 4
Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard (Vineyard)
Frederick, MD
June 4
B Chord Brewing (Vineyard)
Round Hill, VA
June 4
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”. 
Cafe Sazon (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Arlington, VA
June 4
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Washington, DC
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
'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 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
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
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 10
Garys House Concert Series (House Concert)
Woodbine, MD
June 11
B Chord Brewing (Vineyard)
Round Hill, VA
June 11
Tally Ho Theater (Small Theater)
Leesburg, VA
June 11
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"
Focus Music (Folk Music Society)
Alexandria, VA
June 11
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
June 12
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Vineyard)
Purcellville, VA
June 12
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 12
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
June 16
The Miracle Theatre (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
June 16
The Hamilton (Small Theater)
Washington, DC
June 16
Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Vienna, VA
June 16
Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Annapolis, MD
June 17
The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Alexandria, VA
June 17
Bear Chase Brewing Company (Vineyard)
Bluemont, VA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Gaithersburg, Maryland

House Concerts

Celtic House Concerts at Swift Run (Fairfax Station)
Club 603 (Baltimore)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
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 at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)

Listening Rooms

An Die Musik (Baltimore)
City Winery (Washington)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Baltimore)
Gaithersburg Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
SHC Music Tribe Concerts (Gambrills)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
The Cellar Stage at The Timonium United Methodist Church (Lutherville-Timonium)
The Living Stage at Hotel RL Baltimore (Baltimore)
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

Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)
Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)

Vineyards & Breweries

50 West Vineyards (Middleburg)
868 Estate Vineyards (Purcellville)
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)
Farm Brew Live (Manassas)
Fleetwood Farm Winery (Leesburg)
Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard (Frederick)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Lost Rhino (Ashburn)
Quattro Goombas Winery (Aldie)
Slater Run Vineyards (Upperville)
Sunset Hills Vineyard (Purcellville)
Two Twisted Posts Winery (Purcellville)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
American Ice Company Cafe (Westminster)
Black Cat (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Hightopps Backstage Grille (Timonium)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
Solace Outpost (Falls Church)

Small Theaters

Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Black Cherry Puppet Theater (Baltimore)
Creative Cauldron (Falls Church)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Stages Music Arts (Cockeysville)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)

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)
Fairfax Funky Flea (Fairfax)