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The Birchmere

3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2408
+1 703-549-7500
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Outstanding Venue

The Birchmere is a national treasure - a true landmark! The acts that visit and play are the best... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leesburg, Virginia
What a great place for concerts

New to VA, we made our 1st trip to Birchmere to see one of our favorite bands, Gaelic Storm. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Westerville, Ohio
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2408
+1 703-549-7500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Birchmere is a national treasure - a true landmark! The acts that visit and play are the best of the best. The facilities are great - a very intimate setting for listening to musical artists. The acoustics in the room are are phenomenal! The...More

Thank forrestb819
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New to VA, we made our 1st trip to Birchmere to see one of our favorite bands, Gaelic Storm. This venue is just the right size to have a lively crowd but be close to the entertainers. The walls are plastered with photos from hundreds...More

Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an absolute honor and privilege to see Eric Benet on January 17th and 18th at The Birchmere. I absolutely love love love this venue. Free parking, great acoustics, awesome servers and delicious food. We had a mini reunion during this time. Over the years...More

1  Thank Consuela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Birchmere is one of my absolute Favorite venues for going to music concerts! The hall itself has great acoustics. The staff is always friendly and the food is good!

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great music and variety, plus convenient parking. But the business model relies on audiences’ early arrival for first-come seating. In exchange for fabulous live entertainment, the (captive) audience gets sub-par, over-priced food/drink ($8 beer) and a long evening on hard seats. The room was chilly...More

Thank kenjklein
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The Birchmere is an intimate way to watch a musical act perform and enjoy a meal. There is parking on site and some spaces are double so you need to leave on time so as not to block in the car ahead of you. They...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you want an intimate setting to listen to musical groups, the Birchmere is the perfect venue. First, it gets all of the top talent. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt,...More

Thank Eric v
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Very enjoyable small venue. Easy seating - FCFS - but even the seats on the side of the stage worked out nicely. Full menu service prior to the show, with a few options for GF folks, but mostly traditional. Good sound quality, lots of history...More

Thank Spikeitup13
Reviewed 16 October 2017

First of all you will by pass the venue if using your GPS, but found the location, right in\ my face. parking lot was easy in and out. security was good on the lot. no problems at Will Call Pick Up, the staff was very...More

Thank charley747
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Review in short is about venue... Bought tickets online.. Then got there at 5:30 for show.. Went inside and got a little number ticket... like another reviewer said as if you're getting a ticket waiting at a butchers shop... You go into an open area...More

Thank Letsgoonatriphoney
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4 October 2017|
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Response from LRettaK | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The reason you need to go early is to stand in line to receive a number to enter the concert hall. Seating is first come, first serve at the Birchmere. If you look at your tickets, you will see seating is reflected as... More
17 December 2016|
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Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
They give you a stamp so you can go outside and come back in. Didn't see any vapor pens in the theater
27 August 2016|
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Response from Jaye11D | Reviewed this property |
I agree that I have not seen them record. It is worth a phone call to the Birchmere, though. Or even send an email to Darryl's Place in NY to see if it was recorded?