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Maryland summer music concerts

How can you enjoy family time, music, and nice weather all at the same time in Maryland? Outdoor music concerts, of course! With a wide range of musical styles, these Maryland events are a fun and inexpensive way for your family to get its summer groove on.

Whether you are looking to get a regular music fix at one of the weekly concert series events happening around Maryland or you're looking to enjoy a fun music festival, we have what you are looking for right here. Check back regularly as more concerts are regularly added.

Summer Concert Series in Maryland

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Friday Night Summer Concert Series - 2018
Fridays June 1 - Aug. 24. Beer and wine garden, visits from participating restaurants and retailers, live music and more. Free. 7-8:30pm. Annapolis Towne Centre. Visitatc.com

Summer Concert Series at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre - 2018
Sat., June 2-Aug. 25. Free outdoor concert series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Beer and wine garden. 7-8:30pm. Waugh Chapel Towne Center, Gambrills. visitwaughchapel.com

Bayside Summer Concert Series at Downs Park - 2018
Sun. June 3-24 and Sept. 2-30. Alcohol is not allowed. Free. 6-8 p.m in June; 4:30-6:30pm in Sept. Downs Park, Pasadena. 410-222-6230, aacounty.org

Goshen Farm Acoustic Series - 2018
June 22-Sept. 2. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic dinner and enjoy live music from local artists. Free. 6:30-8:30pm. Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center, Annapolis.

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series - 2018
June 29, July 20 and Aug. 10. Wine and beer will be for sale. Free. Check website for showtimes and performers. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. Marylandhall.org

Tides and Tunes: Summer Concert Series - 2018
Thursdays June 14–Aug. 16. Music from all genres against backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Free, $10 donation suggested. 7-8:30pm. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. Amaritime.org

Quiet Waters Park Concert Series - 2018
Sat., July 14 - Aug. 25. Most concerts are 6-8 p.m. but some start earlier. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. No smoking or alcohol permitted and pets must be leashed. Plan to arrive early for parking. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. aacounty.org

London Town and Gardens Summer Concert Series - 2018
Sun. July 29-August 26. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed to be brought on site. Pets are welcome. Rain or shine. Free, donations are appreciated. 5-7pm. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. 410-222-1919, historiclondontown.com

Baltimore County

WTMD First Thursday Concerts - 2018
May 3-Sept. 6, first Thurs. Enjoy live music on the waterfront. No outside alcohol or glass containers. Free. 5:30pm. Canton Waterfront park, Baltimore. wtmd.org/radio/first-thursday-concerts-in-the-park

Summer Series - 2018
Third Friday monthly May 11-Sept. 14. Live music, food vendors, beverages, children’s activities & more. Bring a blanket or chair. West Shore Park, Baltimore. 410-243-3790, baltimorewaterfront.com

Twilight Thursdays on the Row - 2018
Thurs. June 7 - August 30. Featuring popular musicians performing a wide range of genres. Bring chairs and blankets. Food available for purchase. Free. 6:30-8pm. The Foundry Row, Owings Mills. visitfoundryrow.com

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Frederick County

Frederick Summer Concert Series - 2018
June 10-Aug. 26. Sundays weekly. Weekly musical entertainment from a variety of artists, with food vendors available. See website for performance schedule. Free. 7pm. Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick. celebratefrederick.com/events/summer-concert-series

Prince George's County

Salute the Sunset Concert Series - 2018
May 12-Sept. 22, Sat. World-class performances by bands from the nation’s Armed Forces. Variety of genres will please music lovers of all ages. Free. 7-8pm. National Harbor. nationalharbor.com/salutethesunset

Bowie Summer Concert Series - 2018
May 19–Sept. 29, Sat. Rotating lineup of musical acts performing everything from jazz and R&B to reggae and rock music. Bring chairs and blankets. Check website weekly for performers. 6-8pm. Free. Town Center Food Court Pavilion, Bowie. 410-860-1401, bowietowncenter.com

Sunday Sunset Concerts at Allen Pond Park - 2018
May 27-Sept. 2. Each Sunday evening from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend, there is live music at the Robert V. Setera Amphitheater. Free. 7-8pm. Allen Pond Park, Bowie. cityofbowie.org

Queen Anne's County

Sunset Summer Concert Series - 2018
May 24, June 7, July 5 and Aug. 16. Live music with views of the bay. Bring a blanket or lawnchair. Free. 6-9pm. Hemingways, Stevensville. Hemingwaysbaybridge.com

National Music Festival by Washington College - 2018
June 3-16. Watch mentors and the next generation of gifted musicians present over 35 concerts. Multiple times and venues in Chestertown, Rock Hall, & other Kent & Queen Anne County locations. Children must be five years of age to attend concerts, but may attend rehearsals. Concerts $10-20 and rehearsals free. 410-778-2064, nationalmusic.us

Talbot County

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival - 2018
June 5-17. Two weeks of concerts, artist showcases, open rehearsals and more. Check website for locations, performers and times. Various venues, Easton. 410-819-0380, chesapeakechambermusic.org

Concerts in the Park - 2018
June 14-Aug. 30. Thursday evenings in Muskrat Park in St. Michaels, this longstanding free concert series hosts everything from funky jazz, bluegrass, motown and R&B, classic rock and even young local talent. Muskrat Park, St. Michaels. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 410-745-6073.

Washington County

Wednesday at the Warf - 2018
Wed. June 6-Aug. 22. Live music featuring rock, pop, reggae and more. Food and drinks available for purchase. Free. 6-8pm. Wharf, DC. WharfDC.com

Summer Concert Series at U.S. Botanic Garden - 2018
June 14-Aug. 23. Concerts are held outdoors on the USBG Conservatory Terrace. Sept. - Oct. concerts will move indoors into the Conservatory’s Garden Court. Concerts celebrate the American roots including: Americana and folk, country, blues, jazz, and even zydeco. Free. 5-7pm. United States Botanic Garden Conservatory, Washington D.C. USBG.gov/RootsConcerts

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