Baltimore is a city that's always evolving: some live music venues come and go or shift direction on the kind of music they feature. When planning a visit here, it certainly pays to check out a given venue's website to see what they're up to, show-wise. That being said, there are some mainstays with unique character and a wide variety of music genres in the city and outlying areas. Yes, we get big acts here in Baltimore!
For that quintessential Baltimore feeling, with the water and views of the Inner Harbor, Pier 6 Pavilion is fun, breezy and convenient for tourists. Though you'll find a range of styles in their summer lineup, it's definitely solid with Southern rock, classic rock and country.
Classical music aficionados already appreciate the world-renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: see them live at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. A-list soloists make this city one of their tour stops.
Cat's Eye Pub is a classic Fells Point bar that features live music every single night, even on holidays! This is a place to check out Americana, Blues, indie bands and folk music.