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.

Robert Randolph Band

A virtuoso on the pedal steel guitar, Robert Randolph jumped from spiritual to secular music and found an audience among blues fans, roots rock aficionados, and jam band followers with his fiery, passionate instrumental work and heartfelt music. While Randolph cut his teeth playing in services at...

Blue Miracle (Dance FLoor

Blue Miracle, a staple on the mid-Atlantic music scene, have toured from ME to FL, CO to AK and everywhere in between. Their live shows are incredibly diverse, exploring funk, rock, jazz, and country--winning over fans of Santana, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, The Band, Gov't Mule, Maceo Parker,...

Euge Groove

“Euge Groove’s fluid melodies sound more like pop and R&B sprinkled with a bit of jazz on top — think smooth jazz with a twist, a bump and a grind.” — NPR This Event is 21+

Paint Annapolis: Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue will see Maryland Avenue closed to traffic and open to artists for live music, art demonstrations, and more. Join Juried and Public Artists on June 8th in the early evening for awards and an exhibition after a day of painting Annapolis’s Historic District. This event is free and...

City Dock Concert Series

Hey Annapolis! It’s time for one of your favorite free events of the Summer! Starting on June 4th, please join in at Susan Campbell Park at the City Dock in downtown Annapolis for a wonderful evening of music with a view of the Chesapeake Bay Sunday evenings from 6:00 pm to dusk through September....


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.