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The Birchmere


3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA
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The Birchmere is perhaps Northern Virginia’s most extensive venue for concerts of all kinds.  Focusing almost exclusively on American music including jazz, folk and bluegrass, the Birchmere offers the highest quality music from all corners of the nation in an informal environment.  A number of well-known American artists, including Lyle Lovett, Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris, spent their emerging years performing here, whether on their way through the area or performing for their hometown crowd.

The Birchmere contains two venues: the dinner-theatre style Music Hall with table seating, and the standing-only Bandstand.  Both venues are general admission, filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  A full-service kitchen and drink service are available at both, featuring classic American cuisine and a good selection of beers and wine, including some small American craft brews on draft.

Birchmere Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (accessible by buses 10A, 10B, 10E, and AT10 at Glebe Road/Mount Vernon Avenue)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Approximately 250 events annually
  • Ticket Prices: Vary ($25-70) depending on event.