FAQ

  1. Jammin Java Basic Information
  2. Shows and Tickets at Jammin Java
  3. Menu and Bar
  4. Private Events at Jammin Java
  5. Nearby Lodging
  • Q: So what’s the deal: “Jammin Java?” Are you guys a coffee shop or a music club or what?
  • We do sell coffee, and we have a full menu and new bar. But Jammin Java is much more than just that. We have a state of the art stage and sound system that features live music seven nights a week. We often have two shows per night on the weekends, as well as a full lineup of children and family-oriented performers gracing the stage on weekday mornings and afternoons.

We feature national, regional and locally renowned touring artists, and are considered one of the premier spots for live music on the East Coast. Artists run the gamut from full-on rock bands to solo singer/songwriters. We’ll do fingerstyle guitar and we’ll do heavy metal bands – sometimes on the same night. With a capacity of 200, Jammin Java is an intimate place to see your favorite band or performer. We’re extremely proud to have been named by the Washington Post as the “classiest music club” in the Washington DC area, as well as being ranked in the top 100 clubs in the world in by Pollstar Magazine. Click here for a list of some notable past performers.

  • Q: Are there any age restrictions at Jammin Java?
  • Nope. Jammin Java is an all-ages venue all the time; however, as we do sell alcohol, please bring photo identification to any show that you plan to attend.
  • Q: How can I get updates regarding Jammin Java shows?
  • That’s easy! Just sign up for our e-mail list, which regularly updates our visitors with upcoming events. You can also become a fan on Facebook here or Twitter here.
  • Q: Are you hiring? How old do I have to be to work at Jammin Java?
  • We’re always looking for new employees for the Jammin Java team. Fill out the online application here.
  • Q: Are you a smoking venue?
  • Nope. But people can step out on to our covered porch to enjoy a cigarette if they so choose.
  • Q: Is there a dress code at Jammin Java?
  • Beyond “being dressed,” nope.
  • Q: Is the building handicap accessible?
  • Yes it is. We are wheelchair accessible. If you have other special needs or arrangements, please do not hesitate to call us in advance of the show, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Q: Can I get that cute employee’s phone number?
  • Only if you ask nicely…and if they feel like giving it to you.
  • Q: Are you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram?
  • Why yes we are! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Q: How can I purchase tickets?
  • There are three ways that you can purchase tickets.
    1. You can order tickets online at jamminjava.com.
    2. You can visit us in person and buy tickets at our register.
    3. Call Ticketfly at 877.987.6487 and place an order via the phone. Fees apply.
  • Q: Should I buy a ticket in advance?
  • We recommend buying tickets in advance for any shows that you plan to attend. While not all shows sell out, many do, and we are unable to guarantee that tickets will be available at the door.
  • Q: Are there refunds or exchanges?
  • No, there are no refunds or exchanges for tickets.
  • Q: How much are tickets?
  • Our ticket prices vary depending on the show and the artist, but our range of prices is from $8-30, with the majority of shows being in the $10-20 range.
  • Q: I ordered tickets online – now what?
  • You will receive an email with a mobile formatted ticket or a pdf to print at home. Please bring your printed ticket or the mobile ticket on your phone with you and have it ready to show at the door.
  • Q: What time do shows start?
  • Start times are available on the Calendar page. Please double-check all start times for events to avoid confusion.
  • Q: It looks like there are two shows the night I’m planning on coming to Jammin Java. Does my ticket get me into both?
  • No. If there are multiple shows on a given night, each show requires a separate ticket purchase. We will empty Jammin Java of patrons from an earlier performance prior to opening the doors for a later performance.
  • Q: Will there be a seat available for me at the show?
  • You can reserve a specific seat at a table in the VIP and Premier sections. The General Admission section is either 1. all standing or 2. mostly seated with some standing. The General Admission seats are first come, first served so we recommend getting here an hour or so before showtime to be sure you get a seat.
  • Q: Do I have to buy dinner or drinks at a show?
  • No, you don’t have to, but with food and drinks as good as ours, why wouldn’t you?
  • Q: Can I take pictures during a performance?
  • Yes. Unless noted you are allowed to bring cameras to shows.
  • Q: Can I eat during a performance? Do you stop serving at any point during an evening?
  • You’re more than welcome to eat or drink during a performance. Our bar and menu is available throughout all evening performances; we do not stop serving at any point while Jammin Java is open.
  • Our menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner fare, including sandwiches, salads, and a variety of gourmet chili and hot dogs, appetizers, and desserts. We also have a full service bar serving beer, wine and liquor.
  • Q: Can the kitchen accommodate any special dietary needs (Vegan, heart-healthy, etc)?
  • Yes, we will do our best to accommodate any special dietary needs.
  • Q: Why don’t you book (insert your favorite artist here) to play?
  • We welcome any and all suggestions for artists to play at Jammin Java. Please direct any such suggestions to Daniel Brindley.
  • Q: What does it mean if the website says that Jammin Java has a private event?
  • Periodically, we rent Jammin Java out to groups for all types of private events. If we have a private event, it means we do not have a normal concert; however, our front cafe area is usually open to the public during such events.
  • Q: What kind of special events can you rent the space for?
  • Jammin Java is able to host all varieties of special events, from birthday parties to corporate presentations to private concerts. If you can dream it up, in all likelihood, we can help to make it happen. All of Jammin Java’s amenities, including the stage, sound system, food service and bar are available during private events.
  • Q: How do I book my event there?
  • Fill out the form here.
  • Q: Are there any hotels nearby that you can recommend?
  • Yes, we recommend the following motel located just up the street from Jammin Java:
  • The Vienna Wolf Trap Motel
  • 430 Maple Avenue West
  • Vienna, Virginia 22180
  • Phone: (703) 281-2330
  • viennawolftrapmotel.com
  • Comfort Inn Tysons Corner Hotel
  • 1587 Spring Hill Road
  • Vienna, VA 22182
  • Phone: (703) 448-8020 – Fax: (703) 448-0343
  • Toll Free: (877) 424-6423 – Reservations
  • comfortinntysons.com

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Some notable past performers:

  • Bon Iver
  • Paramore
  • Fun.
  • The Lumineers
  • Nick Jonas
  • All Time Low
  • Citizen Cope
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Boy & Bear
  • Kodaline
  • The Paper Kites
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Echosmith
  • Mike Doughty
  • Susannah Hoffs
  • Rubblebucket
  • Tyga
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Ariel Pink
  • Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead)
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Owl City
  • Lisa Loeb
  • The Early November
  • Amos Lee
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Five For Fighting
  • Sixpence None The Richer
  • Vanessa Carlton
  • The Civil Wars
  • Andrew Bird
  • Lights
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Jonathan Coulton
  • SOJA
  • Needtobreathe
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Howie Day
  • Mat Kearney
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Albert Lee
  • Aaron Carter
  • Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
  • Rhett Miller
  • Susannah Hoffs
  • Tom Morello (Audioslave/Rage Against the Machine)
  • Butch Walker
  • Leon Russell
  • Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub
  • Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)
  • Tyrone Wells
  • The Samples
  • Aqualung
  • Sloan
  • Gary Louris (of the Jayhawks)
  • Black 47
  • Nikka Costa
  • The Zac Brown Band
  • The Bird and the Bee
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Chris Difford (Squeeze)
  • The Pietasters
  • The Weepies
  • Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block)
  • David Johansen (New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter)
  • Carbon Leaf
  • Leslie West (Mountain)
  • The Last Bison
  • Justin Currie (Del Amitri)
  • Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos)
  • Vincent Gallo
  • Joshua Radin
  • Cracker
  • G-Eazy
  • Ian McLagan (of Faces)
  • James McCartney
  • Tony Lucca
  • Trevor Hall
  • Crash Test Dummies
  • Marcy Playground
  • Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
  • Bela Fleck
  • Circa Survive
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Joseph Arthur
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Mae
  • Jesse Malin
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Pat McGee Band
  • Iris Dement
  • Erik Griffin (comedy)
  • Chatham County Line
  • Dave Coulier (comedy)
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Wakey!Wakey!
  • Ballyhoo!
  • RDGLDGRN
  • Lydia
  • Spacehog
  • David Ryan Harris
  • The Almost Green River Ordinance
  • Josh Krajcik (X-Factor)
  • Mindy Smith
  • Alex Goot
  • Anvil
  • The Wood Brothers
  • Band of Heathens
  • Sunny Ledfurd
  • BOY
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78s
  • Drivin N Cryin
  • Josh Henrichs
  • Street Corner Symphony
  • Justin Roberts
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Ralph’s World
  • Kris Allen (American Idol)
  • Lindi Ortega
  • Mike Pinto
  • Passafire
  • Max Schneider
  • Lucius
  • Recess Monkey
  • Max Schneider
  • Rocknoceros
  • SteveSongs
  • The Aristocrats
  • Three Legged Fox
  • Wakey!Wakey! Ron Sexsmith
  • Fiction Family (Jon Foreman of Switchfoot)
  • Marc Broussard
  • The Click Five
  • Parachute
  • Benny Blanco
  • Bert Jansch + Pegi Young
  • Unknown Hinson
  • Tommy Ramone (The Ramones)
  • Jolie Holland
  • Pernice Brothers
  • Sara Watkins
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Kill Hannah
  • Graham Parker
  • Laura Veirs
  • Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)
  • Boots Riley (The Coup)
  • John Doe
  • Steve Forbert and the Sound Benders
  • Cary Brothers
  • Billy Sheehan
  • Bob Schneider
  • Chuck Prophet
  • The Rocket Summer
  • Billy Joe Shaver
  • Ingram Hill
  • Paul Thorn
  • Ryan Cabrera
  • Liam Finn
  • William Fitzsimmons
  • Dave Barnes
  • Schuyler Fisk
  • Gary Jules
  • Will Hoge
  • Asylum Street Spankers
  • Virginia Coalition
  • Tristan Prettyman
  • Newton Faulkner
  • Tyler Hilton
  • Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate)
  • The Nighthawks
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Mark Olson (The Jayhawks)
  • Secondhand Serenade
  • Emerson Hart (Tonic)
  • Kate Voegele
  • Brooke Fraser
  • John Eddie Band
  • Tyler Ward
  • The Downtown Fiction
  • Buck 65
  • Charlie Louvin
  • Pete Best (The Beatles)
  • Jesse Colin Young
  • Andy McKee
  • Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings)
  • Adrian Belew (King Crimson)
  • Blue Merle
  • Apollo Sunshine
  • Ken Andrews (Failure, Year of the Rabbit)
  • The Autumn Defense
  • Eric Hutchinson
  • Brian Blade
  • P.M. Dawn
  • Brendan James
  • Emily Osment
  • Atomic Tom
  • Kina Grannis
  • Marie Digby
  • Eddie Jobson
  • David Choi
  • Angie Aparo
  • Matt Wertz
  • Griffin House
  • Melanie
  • Kaki King
  • Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun
  • Michael Tolcher
  • David Lindley
  • Robbie Fulks
  • Agents of Good Roots
  • Eddie from Ohio
  • Girlyman
  • The Plimsouls
  • Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
  • Harry Shearer
  • Susan Werner
  • Pierre Bensusan
  • Dan Bern
  • BR549
  • State Radio
  • Brindley Brothers
  • The Holmes Brothers
  • The Academy Is
  • Jimmy Gnecco (OURS)
  • Catie Curtis
  • Pat Dinizio (The Smithereens)
  • Fred Eaglesmith
  • Jules Shear
  • Enter The Haggis
  • Melissa Ferrick
  • Corey Harris
  • Ari Hest
  • The Alternate Routes
  • Freedy Johnston
  • John Jorgenson Quintet
  • Phil Keaggy
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Adrian Legg
  • Lori McKenna
  • Spooner Oldham
  • Erin Mckeown
  • October Project
  • The Toasters
  • Over the Rhine
  • Ellis Paul
  • Jackopierce
  • Willy Porter
  • John Renbourn
  • Jane Siberry
  • Richard Shindell
  • Teitur
  • Peter Tork (The Monkees)
  • The Verve Pipe
  • Chris Whitley

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