In Maryland, the music never stops, but it sure does heat up come summer! These great concert series are the perfect way to bring together good friends for good times, whether it’s reggae on the water, killer jazz at a vineyard, blues with a side of BBQ, or metal madness by the monuments. You’re sure to find the right series to cement your new Summer of Music tradition. Share your music experiences with us on social media using #MarylandMusic, and make sure to check out Maryland's Summer of Music lineup.
1 Groovin’ in the Grass at Ladew Gardens, Monkton
Sundays, June 16 - August 4, 2019
Eight epic concerts to Ladew, one of the top five gardens in North America. There is simply no more beautiful place for a concert than this topiary wonderland.
2 WTMD First Thursday Concert Series
Monthly through September 5, 2019
Held along the harbor in Baltimore’s picturesque Canton Waterfront Park, this sprawling, free, summer-long festival series features six bands on two stages each month from May through September, drawing an audience of more than 15,000 per show.
3 New Germany Concert Series
Various dates through August 30, 2019
New Germany State Park hosts its annual summer concert series at the Lake House from May 3 through August 30. The Old Time Jam series runs every other Friday night from 6:30-9:00 p.m. A three-date series featuring performer Greg Latta runs on various Saturday nights in May, June and August. All shows are free to the public.
More about New Germany Summer Concert Series
349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536
4 Rocky Gap Casino Resort Concert Series
Monthly through September 4
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is highlighting a summer concert series hosting one outdoor show each month. Locations include the Amphitheater at Rocky Gap State Park and the Driving Range at Rocky Gap Casino Resort. This year's lineup of performers includes: Kix and Great White (May 18); Amish Outlaws (June 29); Vanilla Ice and Coolio (July 20); Skid Row (August 17); and Warrant (Sept. 14).
5 Downtown Tunes, Historic Leonardtown
Weekends, through September 7, 2019
If you’ve never been to the Leonardtown, let the fantastic Leonardtown Smmer Music Festival seal the deal. Enjoy great music in Historic Leonardtown’s charming 19th-century downtown district, nestled along the Breton Bay wharf. Split your time between dancing and paddling through the aquatic sanctuary. Oh, and did we mention the award-winning Port of Leonardtown Winery is just a stone’s throw away?
6 Belvedere Square Summer Sounds, Baltimore
Fridays through September 7, 2019
This neighborhood bash has become a citywide tradition, as the iconic Belvedere Square complex brings great, free music to Fridays on the Square all summer long.
7 Spring Bluegrass & Summer Evening Concerts at Boordy, Hydes
Saturdays, June 1 - August 31, 2019
For a lot of Marylanders, when they think summer on the lawn, they think of Boordy Vineyards, and their great concert series is sure to show you why.
8 Summer Concert Series at the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
Begins June 1, 2019
When it comes to the sounds of summer, the Calvert Marine Museum does it right. This summer, the museum is bringing in truly big names, kicking off with the country music of Kane Brown on June 1. Get tickets and the whole lineup:
9 Imagine Hagerstown
June 7-8,14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2019
Enjoy four weekends of great music, arts and culture in downtown Hagerstown! Bands, dance, spoken word, circus arts, storytelling, magic, and visual arts take over the Cultural Trail, University Plaza and the Maryland Theatre during weekends in June.
More about Imagine Hagerstown
21-27 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
10 Frederick Summer Concert Series
Sundays, June 9 - August 25, 2019
Enjoy local and regional performers at these free concerts in the heart of historical Baker Park! From blues and swing groups to outstanding tribute artists, the concert series is a winner. In lieu of admission, canned food and cash donations will be accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. 7-8:30pm.
11 Tides & Tunes at The Annapolis Maritime Museum
Thursdays, June 13 - August 15, 2019
Maybe it’s all the sailors, but nobody knows how to throw a party like Naptown, and the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Tides & Tunes Summer Concerts are the best bashes in town. Bringing great music to the docks along with signature concerts and amazing sunsets, Tides & Tunes is a can’t-miss great time. And with a different genre every week from June ‘til August, there’s something for everyone. This year, experience high-energy Irish rock with the Dublin 5, smooth funk and soul with Sweet Leda, folky island rhythms from the Eastport Oyster Boys, and more.
12 Music at Penn Alps, Grantsville
June 15 - August 24, 2019
For 27 years, this one-of-a-kind community of artists and artisans has been bringing unique music to their Great Hall. Focusing on a mix of classical music and American folk styles, the Spruce Forest is the perfect home for these enduring sounds.
13 River Concert Series, Historic St. Mary’s City
June 21 - July 19, 2019
The St. Mary’s College in Maryland waterfront may be the prettiest place on any college campus in America. Surrounded by beautiful, brick colonial buildings, lush Southern Maryland forests, and an idyllic sandy beach that slides gently into the head-waters of the St. Mary’s River, there’s some kind of magic in this place where bands are backed by windsurfers and kite-boarders and fronted by dancing kids and Labradors leaping after brightly colored frisbees.
14 Stage Wisp Concert Series, McHenry
Wednesdays July 3 - August 28, 2019
For the thrill-seeking ski-nuts at Wisp-- how to you keep that awesome energy flowing when the snow is gone? Easy-- the Stage Wisp Concert Series, kicking off July 3 - the day before Fire on the Mountain, Wisp’s legendary July 4th fireworks display and concert - and going every Wednesday through August. Stage Wisp combines great music with great local produce at the adjoining farmers market, making this a one-stop-shop for good times and good grub.
15 Little Yough Summer Music Festival, Oakland
July 12 - August 30, 2019
If there’s something better than bluegrass in Maryland’s Appalachian Mountains, we’d love to hear about it. And from July through Labor Day, Oakland brings those sweet sounds of summer to Friday nights at the Mountain Fresh Pavillion for this beloved series 23rd year.
16 Hagerstown Summer Music Series
July 13, 20, 27, & August 3, 2019
This year's Hagerstown City Park Summer Concert Series is comprised of four weekly Saturday concerts, running from July 13 through August 3, in genres ranging from bluegrass to country to pop and classic rock. Produced in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council, these concerts allow the public to enjoy free entertainment in the City Park Band Shell. Tasty concessions are also available starting at 6pm on concert evenings.
17 Wine, Friends, and Tunes at Maryland’s Wineries
If you’re looking for the perfect way to unwind after a long summer work week, look to Maryland wineries. Marrying great Old Line State vintages with fantastic local tunes, Maryland wineries provide a perfect backdrop to get your groove on this summer. Head to our Wineries page to find events near you or in a new spot across the state.