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May 25, 2022

Where to Find Live Music Outdoors in Maryland this Summer

Summer is here, and we’re all excited to get out into the fresh air and have some fun. Outdoor concerts are the perfect summer activity, whether you’re going for a date night with your sweetheart, an exciting evening with friends or a family outing with the kiddos.

The variety of venues and number of amazing bands that play live music in Maryland means there is something for everyone. Here are 6 summer concerts in Maryland to consider.

Summer Concert Series at Arundel Preserve

June 23 – Sept. 22 | 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd., Hanover

The Arundel Preserve Summer Concert Series is perfect for a laid-back evening with the family or an outdoor happy hour with friends. On top of a cash bar, food and dessert trucks will be on-site serving up delicious fare to round out the event. The Concert Series at Arundel Preserve offers some of the best free concerts in Maryland. 

Festivities begin at 5 p.m., so grab your friends and a lawn chair and spend a few summer evenings at Hotel Arundel.


  • June 23: Don’t stop believin! You’ll be belting out your favorite 80’s songs all night long with The Reagan Years.
  • July 28: ¡Baile! The Latin rhythms of Patrick Alban and Noche Latina all but force you to stand up and shake what your mama gave you.
  • August 25: Here’s to the Night will only wanna be with you while they cover the most nostalgic songs from the 90’s.
  • September 22: Come together, tap your toes, and sing along with Firekite, who covers everything from Beatles classics to P!nk pop from the 2000’s.


Summer Sounds at the Square

May 27 – Sept. 16 | 529 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore

If you’re looking for live music in Baltimore, but want to skip the crowds, check out Summer Sounds at the Square. With music from 6–8 p.m. every other Friday night, this is a smaller event with a family feel. Concerts are held in the courtyard, with the exception of the final concert featuring some of the best live music in Maryland from none other than the Kelly Bell Band!


  • May 27: Shine Delphi
  • June 10: Less Than 3
  • June 24: Mallow Hill
  • July 8: Ed Hrybyk
  • July 22: Ben Sherman
  • August 5: Ed Hrybyk
  • August 19: Nelly’s Echo
  • September 2: Jay & Greta
  • September 16: Kelly Bell Band


Jazzy Summer Nights

June 2 – Oct. 6 | 101 West Cromwell St., Baltimore

Enjoy live music in Baltimore on the first Thursday of every summer month, right on the water at Port Covington. The music, the vibe, and the people make this the best way to enjoy a summer evening. Raheem Devaughn, Rare Essence, and the Panama Band are just a few of the stellar performers that can be enjoyed during this concert series. Tickets start at $35.


  • June 2: Black Alley with special guest DJ Darrin Ebron
  • July 7: Raheem Devaugh with special guest DJ Mr. Incredible
  • August 4: Rare Essence with special guest DJ Tanz
  • September 1: Maysa with special guest DJ Big L
  • October 6: The Panama Band with special guest DJ Hi-Def


Tides and Tunes

June 16 – Aug. 18 | 723 Second St., Annapolis

The Chesapeake Bay provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor music, and Maryland’s capital city is a great place to be on Thursday nights in June, July, and August. From Rock & Soul, to 60’s disco, to Rockabilly, there’s a concert for everyone at Tides and Tunes.

Located at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, free performances begin at 7 p.m. All you have to do is bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes. Food and drinks are available for purchase, and beverage sales support the museum’s educational program.


  • June 16 – Sweet Leda
  • June 23 – Honey Sol
  • June 30 – John Frase Project
  • July 7 – Dublin 5
  • July 14 ­– Mike McHenry Tribe
  • July 21 – Higher Hands
  • July 28 – Timmie Tambo Band
  • August 4 – Johnny Seaton & Bad Behavior
  • August 11– Jarflys
  • August 18 – The Grilled Lincoln’s


Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District Summer Concert Series

June 5 – Aug. 21 | Hickory & Lee streets, Bel Air

Grab a blanket and head to the Bel Air Summer Concert Series featuring your favorite local musicians. You can bring a picnic or enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant in Downtown Bel-Air (MaGerk’s or Black-Eyed Suzie’s, anyone?) as you listen to the sounds of Copperhill Bluegrass, Duke Thompson & Friends, or the Bel Air Jazz Ensemble to name just a few.

The free concerts are from 7–8:15 p.m., at which time you can grab a drink and enjoy a warm summer evening in the charming town of Bel-Air.


  • June 5 – Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra
  • June 12 – Bel Air Community Band
  • June 19 – Raquel & the Wildflowers
  • June 26– Bel Air Community Chorus with One Voice
  • July 10 – Bel Air Jazz Ensemble
  • July 17 – Seth Kibel Quintet
  • July 24 – Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes
  • July 31 – 229th Maryland National Guard
  • August 7 – Ain’t Misbehavin’ Big Band
  • August 14 – Copperhill Bluegrass
  • August 21 – Duke Thompson & Friends


Hot August Music Festival

Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. | 13401 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville

There aren’t many live music venues in Maryland that offer such great concert scenery. Visitors enjoy the lush green landscape and farm-like setting of Oregon Ridge Park during this annual outdoor music event.

Mark your calendar for a day full of music with the Revivalists, Lotus, Lettuce, Andy Frasco & the UN, Sierra Hull, Dancing Bears, Kat Riggins, Moody Moose and Natalie Brooke. Tickets start at $69. If you want to upgrade your experience, VIP tickets include a catered lunch and dinner, exclusive parking, beer, wine and more. 


Book Your Stay at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

Not only is the Hotel at Arundel Preserve the ideal place to book your stay on our own concert evenings, but our guest rooms are the perfect place to lay your head after a night at any one of the many outdoor concerts in Maryland.

Just a short drive from Baltimore, Annapolis and Montgomery County, you can also get your fix of history, old town charm and waterfront dining while you’re here. Contact us today to book your stay, and don’t forget to ask about our special offers!

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