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.

Gerald Albright

Immediately after college, Albright began to master his talent by working extensively in the studio with such artists as Patrice Rushen, Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Jr., Lola Folana, Atlantic Starr, The Winans, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, and Maurice White. He also toured with Les McCann,...

Tides and Tunes Summer Concert Series

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series located at the Museum’s waterfront McNasby campus (723 Second St., Annapolis) offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to blues–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay.

Good Shot Judy (Dance Floor!)

Sound. Energy. Swagger. All these arrive onstage when Good Shot Judy shows up. Grounded in the swinging cadence of the big band era, Good Shot Judy boldly ventures wherever whimsy leads them. The big amp jazz band brings melodic muscle to every show, fueled by revelers young and old who eagerly...

Comedian King Bach

King Bach is a comedian, actor, and one of the most influential content creators on the Internet. After quickly rising to fame on Vine and gaining exposure through MTV’s hit series Wild N Out, Bach went on to star in hit films and shows such as HOLIDATE, GREENLAND , THE BABYSITTER, MEET THE BLACKS,...

2024 Summer Concerts at City Dock

Join the fun at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock for FREE CONCERTS May through September! Select concerts have free tango or salsa lessons so you can get up and dance! Check out the attached schedule for the line-up.


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.