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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 kids.

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

6 Outdoor Concerts in Maryland

1. Sunday Brunch Concert Series

July 2 – Sept. 24 | Shab Row Stage

Located behind the Frederick Coffee Co. at one of the cutest outdoor concert venues in Maryland, the series features live acoustic music performed by local and regional musicians. The free concerts repeat weekly on Sundays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and from 7–8:15 p.m..

2. Concerts for Kids in Bethesda

June 30 – July 21 | Norfolk Avenue Streetery

The “Concerts for Kids in Bethesda” is a series of weekly outdoor concerts taking place in downtown Bethesda during the summer. The concerts are scheduled from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Fridays in June and July. These concerts are free and are designed to provide interactive musical performances for young children. 

3. Summer Concerts in the Park 2023

June 2 – July 28 | Tydings Memorial Park

Another of the many free concerts in Maryland this summer, this series is organized by the Havre de Grace Arts Commission. Pack a blanket or a lawn chair and unwind with the gorgeous backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay.


  • June 2- Ashes Remain (Christian Rock)
  • June 9- Southern Sky (Classic Rock)
  • June 16- Sagamore Band (Baltimore’s #1 Yacht Rock Band)
  • June 23- RBM TRIO (Jazz, Instrumental Pop)
  • June 30– 229th MD Army National Guard Band (Patriot music)
  • July 7- Off The Ladder (Pop Rock Party Band)
  • July 14- Out of Time Band (Classic Rock, British Invasion)
  • July 21- The High & Wides (Bluegrass- Old time)
  • July 28- Red Alert Band (Motown)

4. Hot August Music Festival

Aug. 19 | 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 Little Feat, Oteil & Friends, Ripe, Cris Jacons, Karina Rykman, and more. Tickets start at $85. If you want to upgrade your experience, VIP tickets include a catered lunch and dinner, exclusive parking, beer, wine and more. 

5. Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District Summer Concert Series

June 4 – Aug. 20 | William A. Humbert Amphitheater at Shamrock Park

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.

6. Tides and Tunes

June 15 – Aug. 17 | 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.

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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