Live Acoustic Music Near Washington, DC

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 Washington 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 Washington host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 Washington 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

Jul 16, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jul 16, 2019
Playing at Germano's Cabaret (Listening Room)
In the mood for something very different? Pleasing yet not pacifying, intimate yet boldly stirring! The Two's are a truly unique experience.
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Jammin Java (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Stone Room Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at The Birchmere (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Gypsy Sally's (Listening Room)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at The Soundry (Listening Room)
Jul 19, 2019
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!
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Trinity House Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Burke Ingraffia is a folk and jazz singer/songwriter. A native of New Orleans, he is now based out of the Washington DC area.
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jul 22, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at Rams Head On Stage (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Washington, DC

House Concerts

Lucky Penny House Concert Series (Washington)
Square in a Circle House Concert (Takoma Park)
Sleepy Hollow Folk Club (Falls Church)
Concerts at the Sevareid House (Alexandria)
Stone Room Concerts (Falls Church)
Singer's Glen House Concerts (Silver Springs)
Moore Music (Rockville)
Folk 'N Great Music House Concerts (Rockville)
Panzer House Concert (Columbia)
Susies House Concerts (Gambrills)
Coopers House Concerts (Oakland Mills)
Music on the Heights (Broadlands)
CommuniTea House Concert (Glen Burnie)
Soup and Song House Concert (Marriottsville)
Music at Chateau Belvedere (Leesburg)
Garys House Concert Series (Woodbine)
Awkward Pause House Concerts (Baltimore)
Macum Creek Concerts (Chester)
House About Tonight House Concerts (Fredericksburg)

Listening Rooms

The Living Stage at Hotel RL Washington (Washington)
The Mansion on O (Washington)
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House (Washington)
Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Pearl Street Warehouse (Washington)
Union Stage (Washington)
City Winery (Washington)
Corner Store Arts (Washington)
Institute of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)
Jammin Java (Vienna)
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)
The Mainstay (Rock Hall)
Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (Bluemont)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Sixth & I Downstairs (Washington)
UUCC One World Coffeehouse (Columbia)
333 Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Itzall Goode Concert Series (Annapolis)
Uptown Concerts at Baldwin's Station (Sykesville)
Unity Coffeehouse ~ Acoustic Cafe (Annapolis)
Perry Hall Folk Music Night (Nottingham)
Common Ground on the Hill - Westminster (Westminster)

Folk Music Societies

Focus Music (Alexandria)
World Folk Music Association (WFMA) @ Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Black Cat (Washington)
Seasons & Sessions (Washington)
Hill Country Barbeque (DC) (Washington)
Ebenezer's Coffeehouse (Washington)
Cafe Sazon (Arlington)
MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)
Epicure Cafe (Fairfax)
Cafe Montmartre (Reston)
Outta the Way Cafe (Derwood)
Hershey's Restaurant and Bar (Gaithersburg)
Third Base Pizza & Frozen Custard (Occoquan)
Gumbo Ya Ya (Germantown)
Mad City Coffee (Columbia)
Jirani Coffeehouse (Manassas)
Blend Coffee Bar (Ashburn)
Parallel Wine & Whiskey Bar (Broadlands)
The Music Cafe (Damascus)
Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge (Annapolis)
49 West Coffeehouse (Annapolis)
Trinity House Cafe (Leesburg)
Acoustic Thursdays at Peace and A Cup of Joe (Baltimore)
Teavolve (Baltimore)
Field Fresh Farmers Market (Frederick)
Frederick Coffee Company (Frederick)
Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery (Frederick)
Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick)
Filling Station (Sparks)

Vineyards & Breweries

Rocklands Farm (Poolesville)
Bike TrAle Brewing (Leesburg)
Casanel Vineyards and Winery (Leesburg)
Linganore Winecellars (Mount Airy)
Barley & Hops (Frederick)
Black Ankle Vineyards (Mt Airy)
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery (Mt Airy)
North Gate Vineyard (Purcellville)
Bogati Winery (Round Hill)
Breaux Vineyards (Purcellville)
Bluemont Vineyard (Bluemont)
Big Cork Vineyards (Rohrersville)

Libraries

Purcellville Library (Purcellville)
Fauquier County Public Library (Warrenton)

Small Theaters

The Hamilton (Washington)
The Miracle Theatre (Washington)
The Birchmere (Alexandria)
Arts Barn (Gaithersburg)
Blackrock Center for the Arts (Germantown)
Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)
Franklin Park Arts Center (Purcellville)

Bars & Nightclubs

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