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.

Alex Bugnon

Alex Bugnon has created one of the most recognized styles in today's contemporary jazz piano. It is a sultry mixture of contemporary jazz, funk, and R&B with hints of gospel. Even the titles of his CDs create anticipation for a musical experience that is delivered with passion. His latest album,...

Ian Wardenski Quintet

Ian Wardenski is a theorist, composer, guitarist, and educator. As a composer and guitarist, Ian is celebrated for his harmonic aesthetic, which has been described as “warm and complex with colorizations that reflect the modern jazz idiom” – Nolan DeBuke, The Jazz Word. These harmonic...

The Dirty Grass Players w. Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle

This Baltimore-based quartet has one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass while pushing boundaries with their blazing harmonies and musicianship. Their ability to seamlessly transition from down-home bluegrass to spirited improvisation will quickly make you understand what they mean by Dirty...


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.