There are music festivals in Maryland for everyone that cover all genres from rock to EDM and everything in between. Maryland has a rich musical heritage dating way back to its first native inhabitants. It’s also made noteworthy contributions to colonial-era music, folk music, and modern pop music.
From Billie Holiday to Good Charlotte, Maryland has no shortage of musical greats to its name and awesome venues to enjoy them. Check out where to catch your favorite musical styles below.
We hope this list of music festivals in Maryland helps you find the festival experience you are looking for. We are always adding to this list of festivals so be sure to check back from time to time. If there is a music festival we have missed, be sure to send us an email and we will get it added to the list.
Charm City Bluegrass Festival
Charm City’s a highly-acclaimed bluegrass celebration with a laid-back family atmosphere. The festival takes place at Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park and promises two-days of craft beer, tasty eats, and all the best performers the organizers could lay their hands on.
This happy occasion occurs in March making it ideal for a last blast before the winter kicks in.
Hot August Music Festival
If you prefer a smoking hot summer festival, head for Cockeysville, MD just outside Baltimore where you can get to grips with top local artists singing the blues and other popular local genres.
Hot August’s known for being a well-run event with awesome food and drink, tents, and pop-up shops to keep you happy during your two-day visit.
M3 Rock Festival
M3 will rock you with hours of classic rock, and 80’s metal. Whether you’re a die-hard fan looking to re-live your youth or a curious onlooker, the awesome 80s era arena rock ambiance is bound to get your head banging and your lips syncing.
This popular event draws fans from across the globe to Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion for a solid weekend of great vibes. It’s on the go at the end of April every year.
You’re in for a feast of entertainment at Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts every June.
The festival’s hosted by a hip-hop group, The Roots. Yet, you can expect all kinds of crooning and crowd-pleasing hits at this multi-genre festival.
You never know which local gem will take to the stage next at Roots Picnic.
This one-day festival boasts a unique friendly vibe that’s like attending a low-key backyard jam session.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Let your imagination run wild at this light-hearted themed event held in a recreated old-English village called Crownsville. This fun event offers something entirely different from the usual music festival with bands playing versions of old-world classics.
Street performers and small stage acts are the order of the day during this festive two-day event which also offers thrilling live spectacles like jousting tournaments. It may not be the ‘coolest’ festival in town but it’s worth a visit.
You can bring your own costumes or hire all the gear you need on arrival.
We have compiled this comprehensive list of music festivals in Maryland, if there are any that we’ve missed that you would like us to add please contact us.