Live Music Venues

Whether you want to relax on the lawn or a harbor side outdoor patio while taking in a summer show, enjoy the sweet sounds of the symphony or take in your favorite Broadway show, your taste in music and entertainment will be satisfied in Baltimore. You can always find live music at a number of venues in each of the city’s one-of-a-kind neighborhoods; but, to truly experience the best Baltimore has to offer in terms of live entertainment, the following venues – each offering full season lineups – are worth checking out:

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Rams Head Live!

Established in 2004, this indoor music venue features five bars, three viewing levels and a show lineup jam-packed with local, regional and internationally known acts!

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Power Plant Live!

This exciting area features entertainment, restaurants and nightclubs, all spilling out into a common plaza with outdoor seating. A free live music series takes place weekly on the Plaza stage in May through October featuring popular regional acts and national recording artists such as Papa Roach, The Violent Femmes and Finger Eleven.

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MECU Pavilion

Take in the Baltimore skyline, sweeping Inner Harbor views and big-name musical acts at this staple downtown venue! Whether you have a blanket spread out on the lawn or a seat under the tent, you’re sure to catch a great show.

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Royal Farms Arena

Home of the Baltimore Blast indoor men’s soccer team, Royal Farms Arena is Baltimore’s premier sports and entertainment center. Just a few minutes’ walk from the Inner Harbor, the arena offers concerts, professional sports games, family shows and more.

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Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore

Offering live music every night throughout the summer, Baltimore’s Hard Rock Cafe should be on your concert venue short list. Featuring an indoor stage alongside the memorabilia walls you’re used to, this space gives off big sound only a few steps from the Inner Harbor. Just look for the 68-foot guitar!

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Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

The historic Hippodrome Theater brings the best of touring Broadway and music to Baltimore. Located in the heart of the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, this full-scale performing arts complex is gorgeous and a must-see for any theater buff.

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The Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

The Patricia and Arthur Model Performing Arts Center at The Lyric showcases the hottest performing acts, live music, concerts, plays and shows in Baltimore. From the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to comedians, children’s shows and even operas, The Lyric has it all.

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M&T Bank Stadium

While it’s known as the home of the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium boasts a pretty stellar lineup of musical acts, as well. With featured acts like U2, Billy Joel and One Direction, The Bank is one large-scale music venue that you’re going to want to keep your eye on while planning your next outdoor concert trip!