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Merriweather Post Pavilion from above shows music lovers on lawn
Merriweather Post Pavilion from above shows large crowds on lawn
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MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six Concert Pavilion)
MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six Concert Pavilion)
Photo By: Visit Baltimore
Tour the fantastically created topiaries at Ladew Topiary Gardens.
Tour the Topiaries at Ladew Topiary Gardens.

Maryland offers must-see destinations for outdoor music and concerts. 

Share your music experiences with us on social media using #MarylandMusic, and make sure to check out Maryland's Summer of Music lineup. To scope out all the rockin' events across Maryland during the Summer of Music, see the Calendar of Events.

Merriweather Post Pavilion Aerial Photo By: Merriweather Post Pavilion

1 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

For more than five decades Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Columbia, has built its legacy through concerts featuring the musical icons of their times: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Metallica, Wu-Tang Clan, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Kanye West and many more have all played this iconic Maryland venue located on 40 acres of forest, right  between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Open spring-summer-fall, you can find the complete show line-up on their website


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Music Venues


Location:
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
410-715-5550


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MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six Concert Pavilion) Photo By: Visit Baltimore

2 MECU Pavilion, Baltimore

One of the most beautiful venues in the United States for outdoor live entertainment, MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six Pavilion) offers concerts all summer long through September, with both pavilion and lawn seating available. MECU Pavilion, located on the waterfront in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, remains one of the top spots in the country to catch a gig.

 


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Music Venues


Location:
731 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-547-7200


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Strathmore Concert Photo By: https://www.strathmore.org/

3 Strathmore, Bethesda

A Maryland staple for decades, Strathmore offers several superb concert venues, including the outdoor Gudelsky Gazebo, perfect for summer nights.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100


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Ladew Concert Photo By: VisitHartford.com

4 Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton

Groovin' in the Grass is a series of eight magical musical Sunday evening concerts held at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Harford County. The outdoor concerts take place in the "Great Bowl," nestled among the stunning sculpted gardens.


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Type:
General Attractions


Location:
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
410-557-9570


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Liganor  Winery concert Photo By: Ken Rochon - TheUmbrellaSyndicate.com

5 Maryland Vineyards, Various Locations

Wineries all across the state, such as Linganore and Boordy, offer scores of fantastic concert series every year.  With one almost assuredly a short drive from you, check out the upcoming concerts and events at all the various Maryland Wineries. 
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Outdoor Music Image Photo By: Annapolis Maritime Museum

6 Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis

Live music by local bands, beer, wine and signature cocktails each week during the summer season. Guests should bring a blanket or lawn chairs for al fresco seating during the concert.


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
723 Second St
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-295-0104


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Musician Hot August Music Festival Photo By: Hot August Music Festival

7 Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley

With an outdoor amphitheater that hosts several shows each year, like the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (along with fireworks!), and the Hot August Music Festival, this outdoor music destination is always a family crowd-pleaser.


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
13555 Beaver Dam Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030
410-887-181


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Ocean City Sunset

8 Concerts on the Beach, Ocean City

Free live entertainment while you relax beside the cool Atlantic Ocean on warm summer nights.  Tribute bands and local favorites entertain from 8pm - 9:30pm.  Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the evening.  Wednesdays from July 13 to August 31.

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People listening to concert outside Photo By: CelebrateFrederick.com

9 Baker Park, Frederick

Weekly musical entertainment from a variety of artists, with food vendors available. Free. Information...

Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa

10 Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Chesapeake Beach

Great live music, dancing and more. Tickets range from $5-$59. Times vary based on performances.


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Type:
Hotels & Motels


Location:
4165 Mears Ave
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
410-257-5596


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People listening to concert outside Photo By: Little Yough Summer Music Series

11 Mountain Fresh Pavilion Summer Music Series, Oakland

For 20 years, the Little Yough Summer Music Festival has brought outdoor concerts to Western Maryland.  Concerts begin at 7:00pm and are held rain or shine.  

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St. Mary's College of Maryland River Concert Series

12 River Concert Series, St. Mary's County

The River Concert Series is presented by St. Mary’s College of Maryland on the Townhouse Green at the College.  The series provides high-quality, professional performances on Fridays for about one month in June/July.  The Chesapeake Orchestra, the resident ensemble of the River Concert Series, offers programs designed to reach a broad range of audiences.

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Learn about the prehistoric past and maritime heritage at this museum in Solomons. Photo By: Calvert Marine Museum

13 Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons

Calvert Marine Museum hosts great concerts in their waterside pavilion located in Solomons, at the mouth of the Patuxent River, in Southern Maryland. 


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Type:
History & Heritage


Location:
14200 Solomons Island Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
410-326-2042


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Featured Places
Merriweather Post Pavilion logo
01
Location:
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
MECU Pavilion
02
Location:
731 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contemporary Music Hall
03
Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Ladew Gardens
04
Location:
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
Lighthouse
05
Location:
723 Second St
Annapolis, MD 21403
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
06
Location:
13555 Beaver Dam Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Chesapeake Beach photo
07
Location:
4165 Mears Ave
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Lighthouse
08
Location:
14200 Solomons Island Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
Contemporary Music Hall
09
Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Lighthouse
10
Location:
723 Second St
Annapolis, MD 21403
Linganore Winecellars
11
Location:
13601 Glissans Mill Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
Ron Deford of Boordy Vinyards
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Location:
12820 Long Green Pike
Hydes, MD 21082
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
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Location:
13555 Beaver Dam Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Lake at Baker Park
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Location:
West 2nd St and North Bentz St
Frederick, MD 21701
Merriweather Post Pavilion logo
15
Location:
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
Chesapeake Beach photo
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Location:
4165 Mears Ave
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
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