Everyone has their own version of the perfect night out on the town. Maybe yours involves strolling quaint streets lined with barsrestaurants, and boutiques. Maybe it’s dancing into the wee hours of the night. Maybe it’s enjoying dinner before some live music (many of Annapolis’ restaurants host nationally-recognized performers and local favorites). Pub crawl? There’s no better place than Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

That's what makes Anne Arundel County the perfect choice for nightlife: Whatever itinerary you imagine, we can make it happen. From cozy pubs and waterfront cocktails to dance parties and rooftop patios, it's all in Anne Arundel County.

The Baker's Wife

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Book by Joseph Stein Directed by Michelle Bruno Performance Dates: March 1 - 30, 2024 The bickering residents of a rural village in 1935 Provence, France, have been without a baker for seven weeks. They finally find peace and contentment in the new baker,...

Wolves of Glendale

In the realm of music, where solemnity often reigns, there emerges a trio of comedic virtuosos who dare to tread a different path. Wolves of Glendale, a band born from the minds and talents of Ethan Edenburg (vocals/guitar), Eric Jackowitz (vocals/drums) and Tom McGovern (vocals/keyboards), have...

Pat McGee & Friends (All Ages Matinee)

Pat McGee & Friends Perform “From The Wood” Album & More! In the winter of 1994/1995 I decided to pen my first batch of songs, AFTER I booked the studio. Cart Before The Horse for sure! It all worked out just fine & became my first CD release, From The Wood. I’m comin’ back to NOVA/MD to...

Secret Society (Dance Floor!)

Formed in 2008, Secret Society, the brainchild of Washington-area musician Bryan Mills, was created to bring the “Live Band” sound back to today’s heavily computerized music market. The “Society” is that breath of fresh air that most aficionados have been searching for. The repertoire is deep and...

USNA Barnacle Bones at Calvary UMC

The USNA Barnacle Bones (Trombone Ensemble) are proud to present a concert of works old and new, with traditional favorites, jazz standards, and modern compositions creating an exciting and varied program. Naval Academy Band concerts are free and open to the public with no tickets required.


Sure, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are known for their sailing scene. But did you know our live music scene is thriving, too? With dozens of bands living within a 20-mile radius of Annapolis, music lovers are never far from local musicians who play regularly in our restaurants, bars, and pubs. Enjoy world-renowned artists at the Let's Go Music Fest in June, or come for the Annapolis Songwriters Festival in September. Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is the place where you can hear live music ranging from soul, rock, and blues to jazz, country, reggae, psychedelic funk, and everything in between. 

Did you know Annapolis is home to the number one nightclub with fewer than 500 seats in the world? Rams Head On Stage is one of the premier musical attractions in downtown Annapolis. It is joined by more than a dozen downtown restaurants offering live music to get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor. 

Want more? Scroll for more live music acts and venues as you plan your next visit to Anne Arundel County.