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    219 Basin Street
    219 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    In Old Towne Alexandria this club presents Jazz Tuesday to Saturday plus a Sunday brunch jam session. For booking call John Cocuzzi.

    Alley Katz
    10 Walnut Alley
    Richmond, VA
    Another very popular club in the downtown Richmond Area. Home of the Capitol City Barn Dance.

    Ashland Coffee and Tea
    100 North Railroad Avenue
    Ashland, VA
    804 798-1702
    National and regional artists perform. AC&T is located in historic downtown Ashland Virginia, on the corner of the railroad tracks & 54 West. Kay Landry is in charge of booking.

    Babe's of Carytown
    3166 West Cary Street
    Richmond, VA
    For bookings call Vickie Hester, the club owner, at 804-355-9330. The music is 8pm till 11, so you can boogie and still make it to work the next day.

    Baine's Books and Coffee
    205 Main Street
    Appomattox, Virginia
    Mon & Wed 7am - 8pm; Tues & Thurs 7am - 9pm; Fri 7am - 11pm; Sat 8am - 11pm; Sun 11am - 5pm
    Every Thursday is open mic night. Every first Sunday of the month we host a jazz lunch.  We have live acoustic music every Friday and Saturday night.
    Styles include bluegrass, folk, americana, old-time, blues, country, gospel, and Jazz.

    3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22305
    It's one of the leading Folk clubs in the country. They also present some R&B/Bluegrass/Country/Fusion Jazz. Mike Jaworek books the club.

    Bistro Bistro
    1811 Library St
    Reston VA
    Weds, Thur, Sun modern, blues and classic rock.

    Bright Box
    15 N. Loudoun Street
    Winchester, Virginia 22601

    Brittany's Restaurant & Sports Bar
    12449 Dillingham Square
    Woodbridge, VA 22192
    Rock and Roll, Classic Rock, Modern. They run the live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Special Events.

    7305 Richmond Highway
    Alexandria, Virginia 22306
    Interested in playin at CALABASH contact - Rob Casey at James Turner Productions 703-548-7800
    Wednesdays nights are Open Mic Nites starts at 9pm

    The Camel
    1621 W. Broad Street
    Richmond VA

    Capital Alehouse
    Downtown Music Hall
    623 East Main Street (6th and Main St.)
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone 804-780-ALES
    Hours of Operation
    Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:30 AM
    Sunday 10:00 AM – 1:30 AM
    The Music Hall is located beside our Downtown Richmond restaurant at 619 East Main Street. It was built in the 1870’s and we have restored the original hardwood floors, wooden rafters and old brick walls. Tuesday Nights will be free music from 9:00 pm- Midnight featuring the best local bands. Folk & Cultural music Sundays will be from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Every Sunday we will feature different styles of music. 1st Sunday-German 2nd Sunday-Bluegrass 3rd Sunday-Irish 4th Sunday-Jazz 5th Sunday-Latino/Salsa Tickets for these events are $3.00 per event or $15.00 for a 10-show pass

    411 John Carlyle Street
    Alexandria, Virginia  22314

    Center for the Arts
    George Mason University
    Mail Stop 2F5
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    The University presents and the facility can be rented. Call Julie Thompson.

    Chappalino's Pizza and Pasta House
    121 So. Main St.
    Woodstock VA. 22664
    Live music on the weekends

    Clarendon Grill
    1101 N. Highland St. (steps from the Clarendon Metro)
    Arlington, VA 22201
    Live entertainment 3-4 nights a week.

    Club Paradiso
    6124 Franconia Road
    Springfield, VA 22150
    Hear they present Country music & Jamie La Ritz is hosting an open mike there but don't know much else.

    The Coffee House of Occoquan
    P.O. Box 484
    202 Commerce Street
    Occoquan, Virginia 22125
    Hours: M-TH 8:30 to 5:00 F-Sat 8:30 to 10:00 Sun 10:00 to 5:00
    Live Entertainment every Friday night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    "Open Mic Night" every Saturday night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Cowboy Cafe - North
    4792 Lee Highway
    Arlington, VA 22207

    The Current
    140 Virginia Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    hosts a popular weekly open mic and has space and dates open for local acts.

    Daily Grind Coffee House & Café
    7929 Heritage Village Plaza
    Gainesville, VA 20155
    We host free live music every Friday and Saturday nights from 7-9 PM. We try to have an Open Mic night once a month. The music is mostly Christian based, but we offer other "family friendly" music as well (recent examples are - Celtic, Strings, Pop/Rock, Folk and soon - Jazz and Country).

    Extra Virgin Italian Cusine
    4503 Campbell Ave
    Arlington, VA 22206
    We have great food, a huge bar, and live music Wednesday through Saturday

    Fat Tuesday's
    10673 Braddock Rd
    Fairfax, VA 22032
    Booked by Rob Casey of James Turner Productions this venue presents a wide variety of genres from Rock/Pop to Folk/Rock to Blues to Alternative/Rock.

    Fatty J's
    106 George St
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Hours: 11am-2pm daily

    Fin & Hoof Restaurant
    Sheraton Suites /801 N. St. Asaph Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    A piano bar type set up with some Jazz.

    3988 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030

    FOCUS Inn - Alexandria
    Church of the Resurrection
    2280 North Beauregard Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22311
    For Focus info: (703) 548-8699
    - 2nd Sundays

    Folk Club of Reston-Herndon
    at Tortilla Factory
    648 Elden Street
    Herndon, VA 22070
    An all-volunteer organization that promotes traditional and contemporary folk music and hosts an open mike every Tuesday in the Tortilla Factory's back room at 7:30. Also has a Showcase Night and monthly concerts of regional, national and international professional folk music performers. Have been hosting an open mike for 17 years, 15 of those years at the Tortilla Factory.

    Franklin Park Arts Center
    36441 Blueridge View Lane
    Purcellville, VA 20132
    Western Loudoun County's premiere venue for music, art, dance and theatre. Built on the site of an old dairy barn, our hall uses a blend of traditional post and beam construction and modern amenities to create the most intimate entertainment experience possible.

    Galaxy Hut
    2711 Wilson Blvd
    Arlington, VA 22201
    Presents Indie/Alternative Rock.

    Highland Center for the Arts
    597 Broadview Ave.
    Warrenton Virginia 20186
    540-341-0381 - 540-347-5860 (fax)
    The center features a 60 seat “Black Box” theater, 4 music practice rooms, an instrumental room, a choral room, drama classrooms, a “Green Room”, a spacious art gallery, a 2-D art room, 3-D art room, a photography lab, a print room, lobby, kitchen, ticket office and a 367 seat main theater with an attached shop area and fully equipped A/V control room. The Rice Theater includes a 32,000-watt surround sound system, and 96 dimmers with winch operated electrics.

    Ice House Cafe
    760 Elden St
    Herndon VA
    Old time jazz Fri & Sat.

    2832 Wilson Blvd
    Arlington, VA 22201
    A very happening place with good food. Caters to the areas finest songwriters. Call Steve Negrey for booking information.

    Ireland's Four Courts
    2051 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, Virginia 22201
    Phone 703-525-3600
    Fax 703-525-6258
    Live music Tuesday through Saturday evenings. Open mic "Emerging Artist Showcase" event every Sunday night.

    Ireland's Four Provinces
    105 W Broad St
    Falls Church VA
    Traditional Irish music five nights a week.

    J.M. Randalls
    4854 Longhill Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23188

    J.V. Restaurant
    6666 Arlington Blvd.
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    The oldest Honky Tonk in the area. 54 years and still run by the same family. Presents a mix of Rock/Pop/Blues and Folk. Also an open mike.

    Jammin Java
    231 Maple Ave
    Vienna, VA 22181
    Variety of music from folk to alternative rock. National and regional acts. Coffee bar, breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, beer and wine. Open mic Mondays, hosted by David Cotton.

    6355 Rolling Road
    Springfield, VA 22152
    Not really known for its cussine however you can occassionally see national Hard Rock and Metal acts that you won't find at other venues such as L.A. Guns Steppenwolf and Mountain. Contact Jay Nedry for booking information.

    Jiffy Lube Live
    7800 Cellar Door Drive
    Bristow, VA 20136
    Phone 703-754-6400
    25,000 seats makes this the largest outdoor amphitheater in the region.

    Kate's Irish Pub
    6131 Backlick Road
    Springfield, VA 22150
    Phone: (703)-866-0860 Fax: (703)-866-1151
    Kate's Irish Pub has live music 7 days a week. Monday nights is open mike night with the owner, Mike Mooney who plays along with anyone else who wants to showcase their talents. Brook Yoder plays every Sunday night, and various artists perform during the week, usually the same artist plays each week from Tue-Sat.

    Lion & Bull
    5351 Merchants View Square
    Haymarket, VA 20169
    Phone: (703)754-1166
    Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a kids matinee performance on Saturdays. Check out our calendar of events for more details.

    Market Street Coffee  (Leesburg)
    19 West Market Street
    Leesburg VA 20176
    Live acoustic music for every weekend

    Market Street Coffee  (Purcellville)

    713 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    I hear it's a fun place with nothing but Irish music.

    Nick's Nightclub
    642 S. Pickett St
    Alexandria, VA 22304
    Nick's presents live country music bands 3 nights a week.

    Notaviva Vineyards
    13274 Sagle Rd
    Purcellville, VA 20132
    (540) 668-6756
    Local talent in our winery tasting room each weekend, as well as a World Music Festival and monthly Bluegrass Jams.

    Obrigado Restaurant
    109 West Main Street
    Louisa, Virginia 23093
    (540) 967-9447
    Live music every friday

    Old Brogue
    760 Walker Road
    Great Falls, VA 22066
    A small pub with great food in the beautiful Great Falls area. Its nightly entertainment is Folk/Acoustic.

    Old Cabell Hall
    McIntire Department of Music
    Provides opportunities to create, study, perform, and hear music of many kinds and from all over the world.

    Pat O'Donnels Steakhouse
    8630 Mathis Avenue
    Manassas, Virginia 20111
    (703) 368-3600
    Owner Pat & Barbara O'Donnell

    Okra's Louisiana Bistro
    9110 Center Street
    Manassas, Virginia 20110
    Live music Fridays and Saturdays.

    Open Kitchen
    7115 Leesburg Pike #107
    Falls Church, VA  22043
    703-334-1504 cell
    888-433-0819 fax
    703-942-8148 bistro
    We offer live music every Wednesday evening 6:30- 9:30pm.

    Patriot Center
    G.M. University
    4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    10,000 plus or minus seats. Can be rented

    Pat Troy's Restaurant & Pub
    111 North Pitt Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Irish music throughout the week.

    1025-H Seneca Road
    Great Falls, VA
    Live music every Thursday night - no cover! Great bands & cheap eats! Karaoke the 4th Thursday of each month.

    Poe's Pub
    2706 E. Main
    Richmond, VA
    Chuck Wrenn formerly of the Moondance Saloon is now doing the booking. Has music most nights of the week, lots of Celtic and blues artists pass through here.

    The Prism Coffeehouse
    214 Rugby Rd.
    Charlottesville, Va. 22903.

    Rhodeside Grill
    1836 Wilson Blvd. (at Rhodes)
    Arlington, VA 22201
    They present alternative rock and acoustic music.

    Royal Lee Bar & Grill
    2211 N. Pershing Drive
    Arlington, VA 22202
    Live music on weekends mostly Rock/Pop.

    The Rock & Raw Bar at Sobe's
    3100 Clarendon Blvd
    Arlington, VA
    Live Music four nights a week: Tuesday - Acoustic, Wednesday - Blues, Thursday - Best of DC, Saturday - Rock Bands Raw Bar every night with deals until 10:00.

    Sala Thai
    2900 N. 10th Street
    Arlington, VA
    Live jazz every Friday and Saturday nights There's no cover charge for the music, which plays from 7:30 to 10:30 Fridays and Saturdays. The owner is a big supporter of music.

    8786 Richmond Highway
    Alexandria, VA 22309
    Presents Rock/Pop mostly on weekends.

    Sign of the Whale
    7279 Arlington Blvd.
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    A restaurant/bar that presents Acoustic music.

    Starr Hill Music Hall
    709 West Main St.
    Charlottesville VA
    Corey Harris, Frank Black, Toots and The Maytals, Earth To Andy, Richie Havens and Del McCoury are just a few of the artists that have performed at Starr Hill. The Starr Hill Restaurant and Brewery is located downstairs. Across the street from the historic train station.

    State Theatre
    220 N Washington Street
    Falls Church VA 22046-4517
    Beautifully refurburshed 800 seat movie theater, now used for local and national recording artists. While capacity is 800, only half of those are actual seats...approximately 400 are standing room admissions. Tickets are all general admission/same price, and seating is available on a first come first served basis. Dinner table reservations are also accepted.

    St Elmo's Coffeehouse
    2300 Mt Vernon Ave
    Alexandria VA
    Open mic on third Wednesday.

    14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
    Chantilly, VA 22021
    Rock on weekends.

    Strasburg Theater
    151 West King St.
    Strasburg VA, 22657
    540 465 1777
    Newly owned and nicely renovated keeping an authentic look of and old theater with 426 seating auditorium, 100 seating dinning, and two levels of costumed wooden bars areas.

    A full menu of American and Mediterranean Cuisine - enjoy variety of local and national acts of music, comedy and other live performances. Not to far from Washington for a great show!

    T.T. Reynolds
    10414 Main St
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Mainly Rock/Pop acts throughout the week.

    Tidewater Friends of Folk Music
    Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
    4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    We are now in our 41 year of presenting music in the genres of blues, bluegrass, Celtic, old time, singer/songwriter, folk and Americana. Our concert series runs from the last weekend in August through mid May. We average 2 to 3 concerts a month and have a membership base that receives a discount off of the regular admission price.

    Tommys Place Restaurant and Bar
    8910 Mathis Avenue
    Manassas, Virginia 20110
    Live country bands Friday and Saturday Nights. Casual, friendly dining atmosphere.

    Whitlow's On Wilson
    2854 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22201
    Whitlow's has fine food plus Blues/Rock/Pop/Jazz.

    Wolf Trap
    The Filene Center (open from June - September)
    The Barns (year round)
    Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods (June - September)
    Information: 703-255-1900
    Tickets: 1-877-WOLFTRAP
    Performances ranging from pop, country, folk and blues to orchestra, dance, theater and opera, as well as innovative performance art and multimedia presentations. The Filene Center season runs from the end of May to the beginning of September with an average of 90 performances each year. From October to early May, Wolf Trap's 352-seat indoor venue, The Barns at Wolf Trap, continues to present a diverse line-up of artists in a casual and more intimate atmosphere. The Barns are also summer home to the Wolf Trap Opera Company. For tickets call 1-877-WOLFTRAP or go to

    4531 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA

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