Live Music Venues


9:30 Club

815 V St. NW | Washington, DC
This legendary music venue hosts both national and up-and-coming acts – featuring rock, pop, punk and soul artists.


3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. | Alexandria, VA

In music circles, the reputation of the Birchmere is legendary. Many careers have been launched from this internationally recognized music hall.

Black Cat

1811 14th St. NW | Washington DC

A live music venue featuring local, national, and international independent and alternative music. Located in the heart of the historic U St.

Clarendon Grill

1101 N. Highland St. | Arlington, VA

The Clarendon Grill has a large bar area, offers live entertainment 3-4 nights a week and displays the work of local artists on its walls.

DC 9

1940 9th St. NW | Washington, DC

Bringing an eclectic mix of local and national acts. Whether you like cutting edge DJs or the best new up and coming band.

Dr. Dremo’s

2001 Clarendon Blvd. | Arlington, VA

A taphouse located in North Arlington offering light fare, pool tables, movies and hosting local artists.

Galaxy Hut

2711 Wilson Blvd. | Arlington, VA

An original brew bar hosting local artists and nationally touring, up and coming indepent artists.

Grog & Tankard

2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW | Washington, DC

A music hall featuring everything from acoustic and live bands to spoken poetry.

IOTA Club & Cafe

2832 Wilson Blvd. | Arlington, VA

A venue and a café separated by a full service bar offering live music from local acts to independent and national touring artists.

Jammin’ Java

231 Maple Ave. | Vienna, VA

Jammin’ Java is primarily a café and concert venue whose unique features are suitable for all types of events.

Madam’s Organ

2461 18th St. NW | Washington, DC

A music venue with an eclectic interior offering a soul food menu and live blues, jazz, and rock.

Merriweather Post Pavillion

10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy | Columbia, MD

For more than 35 years, Merriweather has hosted a diverse range of artists and events.

Nissan Pavillion at Stone Ridge

7800 Cellar Door Dr. | Bristow, VA

A large outdoor summer concert venue for well known national musicians of every genre.

Royal Lee Bar & Grill

2211 N. Pershing Dr. | Arlington, VA

A music venue featuring local independent artists.

Staccato Lounge

2006 18th St. NW | Washington, DC

Now hosting national and local bands of all styles, Staccato has hosted some of DC’s finest jazz, classical, and pop piano players.

Velvet Lounge

915 U St. NW | Washington, DC

The Velvet Lounge serves up a wide variety of music ranging from punk rock to alt folk.

Warehouse Next Door

1021 7th St. NW | Washington, DC

Next door to its visual art counterpart, The Warehouse Next Door plays host to a variety of different music styles.

Whitlow’s on Wilson

2854 Wilson Blvd. | Arlington, VA

An Arlington landmark, this bar and grill features live music from local artists.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

1551 Trap Rd. | Vienna, VA

An outdoor venue for world-class performances of every genre. Operated in partnership with the National Park Service.

Zig’s Bar & Grill

4531 Duke St. | Alexandria, VA

A bar & grill that is also a venue for local and regional bands and comedians.