Top 10 Live Music Venues in Maryland

A Slightly Stoopid concert at the Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland.
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Maryland has a wide range of live music venues that feature local, national and international performers. From large concert halls to intimate bars and restaurants, you can find a variety of music in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC.

Here's a guide to the top 10 venues.

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    The 2,000 seat state-of-the-art concert hall presents world-class performances by major national artists including folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. The Mansion at Strathmore provides intimate artistic programs with its 100-seat Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room. Outdoor concerts are held on the grounds during the summer months. In March 2015, Strathmore opened an additional performance and event space - ​​AMP by Strathmore within ​Pike & Rose, the new mixed-use development located about one mile north of the Music Center on Rockville Pike.

  • 02 of 10

    This 2,000 seat concert hall located in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, provides world-class entertainment including rock, Latin, blues, jazz, folk, country and the spoken word.

  • 03 of 10

    The outdoor amphitheater, conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington DC, provides a natural outdoor setting for a wide range of concerts. Musical performances include a wide range of genres including the best in rock, country, rhythm and blues, pop, jazz, hip-hop, alternative, electronica and classical.

  • 04 of 10

    The new music venue by the RW Restaurant Group brings Rock ‘n’ Roll to Downtown Bethesda. V&S offers dining and late nights of music and drinks, with the spotlight on the live talent performing nightly, Sunday jazz brunches, and television monitors on the patio bringing the live shows to the open air. 

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  • 05 of 10

    Located within the casino, the 500-seat music venue offers live entertainment, seven nights a week, with headline performances every Thursday. Specialty theme nights, such as Football on Monday Nights, featured on the big screen; Ladies Night every Tuesday; Country Night on Wednesdays; retro 80s classics on Thursdays; and Classic Rock every Sunday night, will showcase some of the most popular local and regional bands.

  • 06 of 10

    The historic property features live music and monthly dance nights in an intimate and elegant setting. There is a dining area that accommodates 300, a 1,380 square foot hardwood dance floor, and a 40' Art Deco bar and lounge area. For dinner, the Club serves up a blend of Continental and Creole/Cajun cuisine; dishes such as beignets, gumbo, crab cakes, gnocchi, and prime rib.

  • 07 of 10

    Dueling pianists lead the crowd in a high-spirited, interactive sing-along offering a fun and unique night of entertainment. The menu includes a variety of casual bar foods.

  • 08 of 10

    The restaurant offers live music nightly in a fun setting in downtown Annapolis. All performances are Reserved Seating.  Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Rams Head owns and operates six locations in the area, each offering food, fun and beer.

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    The restaurant and lounge features live jazz and classic R & B on the weekends. Tuesdays are karaoke nights and Wednesdays are reserved for hand and line dancing.

  • 10 of 10

    Located in Downtown Frederick, the bistro offers a nightly schedule of live entertainment in its cozy basement setting. Its intimate atmosphere is only improved by its amazing gastro-pub American fare.