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Summer Concert Guide

Sheryl Crow plays May 28
The Four Tops play June 26
Lisa Loeb plays June 6
Rilo Kiley plays June 7
The Beach Boys play July 6
Los Lobos play Aug. 12


Belvedere Square,

Birchmere, Va.,

D.A.R. Constitution Hall, Washington,

1st Mariner Arena,

Harborplace Amphitheatre, 100 Pratt St., (410) 332-4191

Ladew Topiary Gardens,

Luman Woodland Theatre,

Annapolis Maritime Museum,

Merriweather Post Pavilion,

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall,

9:30 Club, Washington,

Nissan Pavilion, Va.,


Patterson Park,

Pier Six Pavilion,

Rams Head Live,

Rams Head Tavern,

Recher Theatre,


Talking Head,

Verizon Center, Washington,

Wolf Trap, Va.,

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May 21: Mint Condition (Birchmere)

May 22-24: Gershwin (Meyerhoff)

May 23: Jazz Up Your Fridays (Belvedere Square)

Punch Brothers (Birchmere)

May 23-25: Maryland Deathfest IV (Sonar)

DelFest family-friendly music festival (Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland,

May 23-Sept. 5: Summer Sounds at the Square (Belvedere Square, Fridays)

May 24: Alex Bugnon (Birchmere)

May 24-Aug. 31: Harborplace Concert Series (Harborplace Amphitheatre, Saturdays and Sundays)

May 25: David Grisman Experience (Birchmere)

May 26: Tax Lo Six Year Anniversary Party (Talking Head)

May 27: Duran Duran (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Nylon Magazine Music Tour (Ram's Head Live)

May 27-28: The Raconteurs (9:30 Club)

May 28: Sheryl Crow (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

May 29: Eric Hutchinson, Marie Digby (Birchmere)

May 30: Making the Band 4 T\the Tour (Pier Six Pavilion)

Emily King, Anthony David (Birchmere)

Nylon Magazine Music Tour (9:30 Club)

May 31: Sugarland (Nissan Pavilion)

James Taylor (Pier Six Pavilion)

MSTRKRFT (9:30 Club)

May 31-Aug. 31: Lurman Woodland Theatre Concert Series (Lurman Woodland Theatre, Saturdays and Sundays)


June 1: Holly Cole (Birchmere)

Ryan Cabrera (Ram's Head Live)

June 3: Ryan Cabrera (Birchmere)

June 1-28: Lexington Market Summer Concert Series (Lexington Market, Fridays and Saturdays)

June 4: U.S. Air Guitar Championships (9:30 Club)

June 5

Squirrel Nut Zippers (Birchmere)

Blondie (Ram's Head Live)

June 5: First Thursday Concerts with Langhorne Slim (Mount Vernon Place)

June 6: Rilo Kiley (9:30 Club)

June 6-8: Capitol Jazz Fest (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

June 7: Rilo Kiley (Ram's Head Live)

Ultraworld presents Starscape (Fort Armistead Park,

June 8: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood (Nissan Pavilion)

June 6: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Wolf Trap)

Lisa Loeb (Recher Theatre)

June 7: moe., Rusted Root (Wolf Trap)

True Colors Tour (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)

June 9: Death Cab for Cutie (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

June 11: R.E.M., Modest Mouse, the National (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

The Breeders (9:30 Club)

June 12-15: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 (Meyerhoff)

June 13: Robert Plant, Allison Krauss (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Alicia Keys, Neyo, Jordin Sparks (Verizon Center)

June 14: Battles (9:30 Club)

June 15: Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Halfway to Hazard (Nissan Pavilion)

Seed Is . . . (Patterson Park)

The Crawdaddies (Ladew Gardens)

Cyrus Chestnut (Ram's Head Tavern)

Alicia Keys (1st Mariner Arena)

June 16: Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy (Birchmere)

Pink Spiders (Sonar)

June 17: Natasha Bedingfield (Ram's Head Live)

June 18: Iron Maiden (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

James Taylor (Wolf Trap)

June 18-19: Abba (9:30 Club)

June 18-Aug. 21: Summertime Maritime Concert series (Annapolis Maritime Museum)

June 19: Rain: the Beatles Experience (Wolf Trap)

June 20-22: Beethoven's Ninth (Meyerhoff)

June 20-Aug. 28: 148th Annual Outdoors Summer Concert Series (Varying locations, [410] 396-7900)

June 21: Frankie Beverly, Maze (Pier Six Pavilion)

June 22: Emmy Lou Harris (Wolf Trap)

Pearl Jam (Verizon Center)

Lipbone Redding (Ladew Gardens)

School of Rock Maryland Region (Ram's Head Live)

June 24: George Benson (Wolf Trap)

Blue Sky 5 (Patterson Park)

Pat Benatar (Ram's Head Live)

June 25: Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Hornsby, Kentucky Thunder (Wolf Trap)

Melissa Etheridge (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)

June 26: The Temptations, Four Tops (Wolf Trap)

June 27: Ladytron (Sonar)

Insubordination Fest (Recher Theatre)

The Hold Steady (Ram's Head Live)

June 28: Dave Matthews Band (Nissan Pavilion)

The Outernational Music Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Red House Records 25 Anniversary Tour (Birchmere)

Insubordination Fest (Sonar)

June 29: Maggie Sansone and Friends (Ladew Gardens)

Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

George Michael (Verizon Center)

June 29-30: Etta James (Birchmere)

June 30: Russian Circles, Daughters (Ottobar)

The Neville Brothers (Ram's Head Tavern)


July 1: Sergio Mendes, Zap Mama (Wolf Trap)

Neville Brothers (Birchmere)

July 2: Lyle Lovett (Wolf Trap)

July 3: Lyle Lovett (Pier Six Pavilion)

First Thursday Concerts (Mount Vernon Place)

July 5: Donna Summer (Wolf Trap)

July 6: Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra (Ladew Gardens)

The Beach Boys (Ocean City Convention Center,

July 7: Ani DiFranco (Wolf Trap)

July 8: Marianne Matheny-Katz (Patterson Park)

July 11: Weird Al Yankovic (Pier Six Pavilion)

Bo Bice (Recher Theatre)

Alkaline Trio (Ram's Head Live)

July 12: Brad Paisley, Jewel, Chuck Wicks, Julian Hough (Nissan Pavilion)

Old Time Banjo Festival

July 13: Crue Fest (Nissan Pavilion)

John Mayer (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Hootie and the Blowfish (Wolf Trap)

July 14: Shelby Lynne (Ram's Head Tavern)

July 15: Al Green, Amos Lee (Wolf Trap)

July 16: Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Earth Wind and Fire (Wolf Trap)

Donna Summer (Pier Six Pavilion)

July 17: Steve Miller Band, Joe Crocker (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlisle (Wolf Trap)

July 18: Pat McGee Band, Sister Hazel (Wolf Trap)

Phil Vassar (Pier Six Pavilion)

Bow Wow, Ray J (D.A.R. Constitution Hall)

July 18-19: All Time Low (Ram's Head Live)

July 19: Rush (Nissan Pavilion)

Gladys Knight (Wolf Trap)

The Charlie Daniels Band, 38 Special (Pier Six Pavilion)

July 20: Unity Tour: 311, Snoop Dogg, Fiction Plane (Nissan Pavilion)

Orquesta Son de Aqui (Patterson Park)

July 22-23: Kenny Loggins (Birchmere)

July 25: Leon Fleisher (Meyerhoff)

July 26: Rascal Flatts (Nissan Pavilion)

O.A.R. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

BSO Goes Bluegrass (Meyerhoff)

Dru Hill (Ram's Head Live)

July 27: Projekt Revolution (Nissan Pavilion)

Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival (Wolf Trap)

STS9, Umphrey's McGee (Pier Six Pavilion)

David Bach Consort (Ladew Gardens)

July 28: Crosby Stills and Nash (Wolf Trap)

Strykers Posse (Patterson Park)

July 29: Yes (Pier Six Pavilion)

July 30: Hippiefest Concert for Peace and Love (Wolf Trap)

July 31: Poison, Sebastian Bach, Dokken (Nissan Pavilion)


Aug. 1: Dead Symphonic: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead (Meyerhoff)

Aug. 2: BSO Performs Led Zeppelin (Pier Six Pavilion)

Aug. 3: Mambo Cambo (Ladew Gardens)

Jazzy Sunday Evening (Druid Hill Park)

Aug. 4: Return to Forever (Merriweather Post Pavilion)

Gladys Knight (Pier Six Pavilion)

Aug. 5: Neil Diamond (Verizon Center)

Aug. 7: Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, Motorhead, Testament (Nissan Pavilion)

Aug. 7-8: Gypsy Kings (Wolf Trap)

First Thursday Concerts with Nicole Atkins (Mount Vernon Place)

Aug. 9: Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry (Nissan Pavilion)

Gretchen Wilson (Wolf Trap)

Edwin McCain (Birchmere)

Aug.9-10: Virgin Mobile Festival (Pimlico Race Course,

Aug. 10: B.B. King (Wolf Trap)

Hedge Band (Patterson Park)

Aug. 11: Herbie Hancock (Wolf Trap)

Peter Frampton (Birchmere)

Aug. 12: Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos (Wolf Trap)

Hootie and the Blowfish (Pier Six Pavilion)

American Idols Live! Tour (1st Mariner Arena)

Aug. 14: Smokey Robinson (Wolf Trap)

American Idols Live (Verizon Center)

Aug. 15: G. Love and Special Sauce, John Butler Trio (Wolf Trap)

Paetec Jazz Festival (Pier Six Pavilion)

Peter Frampton (Ram's Head Live)

Aug. 16: Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles (Nissan Pavilion)

Hot August Blues and Roots Festival (Oregon Ridge Park,

Aug. 17: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (Nissan Pavilion)

The Beach Boys (Wolf Trap)

The Bridge (Ladew Gardens)

Aug. 18: Jonas Brothers (Nissan Pavilion)

Backstreet Boys (Wolf Trap)

Aug. 19: George Thorogood, Buddy Guy (Pier Six Pavilion)

Aug. 20: Kenny Rogers (Wolf Trap)

The Boxmasters (Ottobar)

Aug. 21: Chris Issak (Wolf Trap)

Aug. 22: En Vogue (Birchmere)

Aug. 23: Robert Cray Band, Keb Mo Band (Pier Six Pavilion)

Aug. 24: Rod Stewart (Nissan Pavilion)

Aug. 25: Shai Halud (Ottobar)

Aug. 26: Regeneration Tour: The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, A Flock of Seagulls (Wolf Trap)

Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen (Patterson Park)

Ted Nugent (Ram's Head Live)

Aug. 27: Journey, Heart, Cheap Trick (Nissan Pavilion)

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Jimmy Buffet (Nissan Pavilion)

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