From waterfront venues in the harbor to outdoor festivals, Baltimore is full of venues that bring in musical acts of all stripes. Here are some of the best Baltimore concerts on the horizon this summer.
The Cure — June 22, Merriweather Post Pavilion
From post-punk to synth pop to gloomy, goth dirges, The Cure has done it all over a career that hits the 40-year mark this year. It’s been eight years since the band put out a new album, but they’ve promised to play some new material on this tour.
Blink 182, Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids and more — June 26, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Radio station DC 101 hosts a show with a slew of big name acts. Also playing are the Violent Femmes, who still put on a great show even though they were releasing albums before other musicians on the bill were even born.
Justin Bieber — July 7, Royal Farms Arena
Love him or hate him, pop star Justin Bieber’s appearance at the Royal Farms Arena will probably be the biggest Baltimore concert this summer.
Vans Warped Tour — July 16, Merriweather Post Pavilion
The legendary punk rock festival returns to the Baltimore area in July with a huge line-up, including New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish and Sum 41 alongside brutal metal acts like Whitechapel and Veil of Maya. The show starts at 11 a.m. and runs all day.
Dark Star Orchestra — July 29, Pier Six Concert Pavilion
The Dark Star Orchestra is the closest you’ll ever get to seeing the Grateful Dead live in concert nowadays. They’ve performed thousands of shows covering the Dead, often following exact setlists the band played back in their heyday.
Old School Hip Hop Festival — Aug. 13, Pier Six Concert Pavilion
The harbor goes old-school in August with a show featuring Jevenile, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Chubb Rock and more.
Ted Nugent — Aug. 20, Rams Head Live
The influential and outspoken guitarist is sure to play classic rock staples “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold” when he visits downtown Baltimore this summer. The show takes place just two blocks from the harbor.
The Lumineers — Sept. 10, Merriweather Post Pavilion
If you listen to the radio, you’ve surely heard “Ophelia” and “Ho Hey.” You might be singing one of them in your head right now. The indie-folk band will play here at the tail end of summer, so cap the season off right.
Baltimore is a city full of live music. You don’t even have to leave the harbor to see a show.
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