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.

Legends of Soul: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Al Green & More

Tarsha Fitzgerald Productions Presents: A Black History Month Music Celebration! A Tribute to the Music Icons Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding, Al Green, Wilson Pinkett, Bobby Womack, James Brown & More! Featuring Jerome Mackall, Ignatius & Greg Cooper + Unit Band...

Cris Jacobs

When Cris Jacobs began dreaming about a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2016 album Dust to Gold, he realized early on he'd have to do things differently this time around. His life had changed drastically since writing those songs: he'd toured extensively and attracted a legion of new, devoted...

Friday Night Live Music in the 1747 Pub

Come check out some great local music inside our 1747 Pub every Friday night 7-10pm. Fireplace, full food and beverage menu and outstanding history while you enjoy local talent!!

TigerLily Music at Azure! Fireside Fridays!

Join us for FIRESIDE FRIDAYS! Special music by Tigerlily Music every Friday evening! Enjoy cool heartfelt live music, warm cozy fire, delicious gourmet food, and specialty drinks! Great place for after work happy hour or date night!

David Bromberg Quintet

With David’s band settling into its current lineup: Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Josh Kanusky (drums, vocals) and newest member, Suavek Zaniesienko (bass, vocals), they entered the studio in mid-2019 for a different approach to...


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.