MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six Concert Pavilion)
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Outdoor Music Venues

MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six Concert Pavilion)
Visit Baltimore

Maryland offers must-see destinations for outdoor music and concerts. To scope out all the rockin' events across Maryland see the Calendar of Events.

Merriweather Post Pavilion
Merriweather Post Pavilion Fans Spread Out on the Lawn
Karmen Osei/Howard County Tourism

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 below. 

MECU Pavilion
MECU Pavilion (formerly Pier Six Concert Pavilion)
Visit 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.

The Lawn at Strathmore

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

Maryland Vineyards
Various Locations
Linganore  Winery concert
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Wineries all across the state, such as Catoctin BreezeLinganore 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.

Annapolis Maritime Museum
Annapolis Maritime Museum

Live music by local bands, beer, wine and signature cocktails during the summer season. Don't miss the annual Boatyard Beach Bash in August.

Sundaes in the Park
Ocean City, June - Early September 
Ocean City Sunset

Spend your Sunday evenings in picturesque Northside Park listening to your favorite live music. This is a family concert series with pizzazz! Enjoy free music ranging from country to rock, tribute bands to oldies. Each week children are offered various free activities and entertainment. The best thing about Sundaes in the Park is the ice cream sundaes! Create your own sundae for a nominal fee, sit back, listen to music and watch the sun set over the beautiful Assawoman Bay.

Baker Park
Baker Park at Sunset
Visit Frederick

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Frederick, Baker Park is a beautiful 58 acre space with an amphitheater that is perfect for hosting weekly musical entertainment from a variety of artists.

Rod 'N' Reel Resort
Chesapeake Beach
Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa

Great live music, dancing and more on the water.