Any local Marylanders looking for great family-friendly summer concerts? Then your State Capital, Annapolis, is your go-to destination! Various locations in Annapolis are offering free concerts all summer long. Check out the list below!
Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street, Annapolis
June 14 – August 16
Thursdays, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
FREE (Donations suggested and appreciated)
Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. Bring a chair or blanket.
June 14: Sweet Leda (Funk, Rock, Soul, & Pop)
June 21: Mad Planet (Party Blend of Rock & Reggae)
June 28: Sean Hetrick & the Leftovers (Alternative Rock)
July 5: Dan Haas (Pop & Rock)
July 12: Dublin 5 (High Energy Irish Rock)
July 19: Timmie Metz Band (Modern & Classic Rock)
July 26: Eastport Oyster Boys (Folk, Island Rhythms, Traditional Rock)
August 2: Sly 45 (Vintage Rock to Modern Pop)
August 9: Michael McHenry Tribe (Soul, Funk, Rock)
August 16: Pressing Strings (Soul-stirring American Roots)
Annapolis Towne Centre’s Friday Night Summer Concert Series
Annapolis Towne Centre
Towne Centre Blvd, Annapolis
June 1 – August 24
Fridays, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
The Friday Night Concert Series also features a rockin’ beer & wine garden, visits from participating restaurants and retailers, and more. Please note there are no rain dates this year. Don’t forget a chair or blanket!
June 1: Doug Segree Band- Acoustic guitar, spirited vocals and great songs about life
June 8: Darcy Dawn- All your favorite oldies and mashup hits
June 15: Pressing Strings- Original songs and your favorite rock hits
June 22: Weird Science- Annapolis’ own high enery 80’s rock band
June 29: Chanssez: Motown sound featuring hits from the 60’s and 70’s
July 6: Dixieland Swing Band: A six-piece band specializing in dixieland jazz that has been performing in the Baltimore-Washington area for over 20 years
July 13: Dan Haas Band: Classic rock music
July 20: Ruthie and the Wranglers: Rockin’ American roots music
July 27: Misspent Youth: Danceable rock, from current hits to classics
August 3: Johnny Monet Band: Original rock n’ roll-and-rock n’ soul
August 10: Second Hand News: Faithfully recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac
August 17: Pete Best: Original country rock band from Annapolis
August 24: The Reagan Years: One of the East Coast’s premier 80’s tribute band
City of Annapolis – Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series
City Dock Annapolis
Susan Campbell Park, Dock St, Annapolis
Random Dates, 7 PM
In case of pending inclement weather, events may be canceled day of and will be announced by 3 PM.
June 15: City Dock Tango
June 28: Eastport Oyster Boys
July 5: Mike McHenry
July 12: Tucker Blount
July 13: City Dock Tango
July 19: Kings of Crownsville
July 26: Sahel
August 2: Leo and Cygnus
August 3: Mega
August 9: Jazlette
August 10: City Dock Tango
August 14: Jazz Mosaic
August 16: Fennarious Wolf
August 21: Crabtowne Big Band
August 23: Ursula Ricks Project
August 28: Dixie Band
August 30: Will Hill
September 7: Army Band
September 14: City Dock Tango
Historic London Town and Gardens Summer Concert Series
Historic London Town and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
July 29 – August 26
Sundays, 5 PM – 7 PM
FREE ($10 donations suggested and appreciated)
Enjoy music in the ornamental gardens overlooking the South River. Bring a picnic or visit a food truck! Drink purchases support London Town’s programming. No alcohol is allowed to be brought on site but can be purchased at London Town. Rain or shine. Dog-friendly.
July 29: Eastport Oyster Boys – Dog Night
August 5: Milkshake – Family Night (5 – 6 PM only)
August 12: Tobias Russell
August 19: ShamRogues
August 26: Ms. Sara
Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis
Random Dates, 7 PM
June 29: Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
July 20: The Eastport Oyster Boys
August 10: Encore: Rocks!
Quiet Waters Park Concert Series
Quiet Waters Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis
July 14 – September 2
Saturdays, concluding with a Sunday performance, 6 PM – 8 PM (Unless otherwise noted)
FREE (Admission to the park is free during concert hours)
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Pet-friendly, but must be leashed. Plan to arrive early for parking. Food and Drink will be available for purchase at the event by Caliente Grill and Kona Ice.
July 14: Fractal Cat – Baltimore band Fractal Cat emphasizes classic songwriting, a strong vocal presence, and a multilayered psychedelic sound. Originally the solo studio endeavor of songwriter Miles Gannett, the project evolved into a six-piece rock ensemble. Fractal Cat weaves pop songs and vocal craft influenced by greats from Buddy Holly to Smokey Robinson.
July 21: Folken Phunk Band – With them, good music is guaranteed. FolkenPhunk is an acoustic band that plays a variety of styles folk to funk… They feature such musicians as Eddie Lightner (mandolin), Vincent Pierce Smith (percussion) and Russ Gottlieb (banjo). From 90th birthday parties to festival lots, FolkenPhunk is here to give you what you need.
July 28: Channssez and his Band – The band brings an array of outstanding local artist to bring you exceptional entertainment you’re going to love! Listen to your favorites from days past…It’ll make you get up and boogie the night away.
August 4: Clones of Funk – First conceived by founder Wesley Beann in 1989 as a reunion of fans and musicians who were dedicated to the music of Parliament and Funkadelic. George “Dr. Funkenstein” Clinton having heard of the band was invited to witness his clones. Being moved by the talent of the band, George joined in the performance. This 8 piece band will surely have you up on your feet dancing the entire show.
August 11: Zakke – Zakke is nine piece original band from Washington D.C. known for their Latin Fusion Style and their high-energy level performances. Zakke’s music blends the Latin rhythms with a blast of Funk, Ska, Disco and Rock beats. All together producing one strong mix of sounds and catchy lyrics, proving through dance and sweat that La Fiesta Zakke is more than just a band. It’s a PARTY!
August 18: Guava Jelly Band – The type of music that Guava Jelly delivers is unlike most other performers. Their fun, reggae-styled children’s songs introduce audiences to new music by combining Bridgette’s Caribbean infused originals and popular old-time favorites with a stylistic twist. Their mission is to transport every young and young-at-heart person witnessing the show to a warm, white, sandy beach through their interactive and upbeat style. 5:30PM-7:30PM
August 25: Kelly Bell Band – Voted best blues band 12 years in a row and is among the most genreexpanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hiphop, funk and blues-electrified here, Delta there, horn driven elsewhere- and still manage to sound sincere? A forward view of the way blues is transitioning in today’s scene…Bell’s an honest poet and an outstanding singer with lots to say. 5:30PM-7:30PM
September 2: Annapolis Symphony Orchestra – The ASO is the largest performing arts organization in Anne Arundel County and the backbone of our arts community. 5:30PM-7:00PM