• 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 549-7500
  • Details

    The Birchmere is a world-famous concert venue known for a nightly line-up of classic as well as up-and-coming jazz, country, R&B, folk and bluegrass artists in an intimate, relaxed setting.

    With a legendary reputation in the music industry, this Alexandria venue has hosted top acts like Johnny Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patti Loveless, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris and Ray Charles. The Birchmere has also played an important role in the discovery of new artists, with the Dixie Chicks and Vince Gill among those who graced its stages on their way to the top.

    To attract the top performers and audiences, the Birchmere sets an intimate tone by keeping the audience close—nestled just two feet away from the stage, and delighting in traditional American cuisine. No seat in the 500-seat music hall is a bad one—or very far from the performers. The venue’s second stage, the Bandstand, provides standing-room only concerts perfect for dancing to every beat in its 1000-person space.

  • Amenities
  • Events

    Brian McKnight

    • October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017

    Brian McKnight is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is…

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    Shawn Colvin

    • October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017

    Shawn Colvin is an American singer-songwriter and musician widely known for her Grammy-winning…

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    El DeBarge

    • November 8, 2017

    Eldra Patrick "El" DeBarge is an American singer-songwriter and was the focal point and primary…

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    Morris Day and The Time

    • November 9, 2017

    Morris Day is an American musician, composer, and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of…

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    Bruce Cockburn

    • Birchmere
    • November 17, 2017

    Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. His most…

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    Walter Beasley

    • November 17, 2017

    Walter Beasley is an American saxophonist, a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music,…

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    Kathy Mattea

    • November 19, 2017

    Kathy Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic,…

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    The Stanley Clarke Band

    • November 20, 2017

    Stanley Clarke is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential…

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    The Marshall Tucker Band

    • November 30, 2017

    The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country rock band originally from…

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    Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka

    • Birchmere
    • December 2, 2017

    Cheryl Wheeler is an American singer-songwriter of contemporary folk music, based in New England.…

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    Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo…

    • Birchmere
    • December 3, 2017

    Blood, Sweat & Tears is a contemporary jazz-rock American music group, active throughout the…

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    Dar Williams

    • December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017

    Dar Williams is an American singer-songwriter specializing in pop folk. Hendrik Hertzberg of The…

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    Carbon Leaf

    • Birchmere
    • December 14, 2017 - December 15, 2017

    Carbon Leaf is a five-piece indie rock band from Richmond, Virginia known for their Alt-Country,…

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    Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

    • Birchmere
    • December 16, 2017

    Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes are a Jersey Shore musical group led by Southside Johnny.…

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    Robert Glasper Experiment

    • Birchmere
    • December 20, 2017

    Robert Glasper is an American jazz pianist and record producer. His 2012 album Black Radio won…

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    A John Waters Christmas

    • Birchmere
    • December 21, 2017

    John Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist,…

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    Freddie Jackson

    • December 23, 2017

    Freddie Jackson is an American soul singer. Among his well-known hits are "Rock Me Tonight (For…

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    Pieces of a Dream

    • December 29, 2017

    Pieces of a Dream is an R&B and jazz group from Philadelphia. The group was formed in 1976 by…

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