As the summer of 2017 approaches, the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas will be booming with a number of big concerts and music festivals. From pop to country, rap to folk and everything in between, this summer will be one for the books in the Maryland area.
At the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, the summer will be rocking with many different artists and genres of music passing through. To kick off the summer on May 19, Dierks Bentley performed at the newly-renovated Pavilion. The venue will also host the Chainsmokers on May 26, as the band continues their debut tour. On June 20, pop/R&B singer-songwriter John Legend will visit Merriweather. Other top concerts through the rest of the summer include country singer Luke Bryan on June 25 and Lady Antebellum on Aug. 13.
Another major concert venue in Baltimore is the Pier Six Pavilion, which attracts many top artists and worldwide sensations. Some of the musicians performing this summer will include the ‘90s rock band Third Eye Blind on June 18, rapper Rick Ross on July 22 and the Goo Goo Dolls on Aug. 22.
Other concert venues in Baltimore, including Baltimore Soundstage, Power Plant Live, Rams Head Live and Royal Farms Arena, will be hosting top artists and musicians. Franz Ferdinand will perform on June 14. Jake Owen on July 21, Chance the Rapper on June 6 and All Time Low on Aug. 2 and 3.
Other musicians will be headlining right down the road at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. On July 21, Washington, D.C. welcomes some of rap’s biggest names including Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott. Rock artist Roger Waters will perform on Aug. 4, and Ed Sheeran will finish off the summer on Sept. 19 when he makes his way to Washington, D.C. on his “Divide” worldwide tour.
Baltimore and D.C. residents can also look forward to the music festivals around the area. Some of the biggest ones include the Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sweetlife — a Sweetgreen Festival — at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware and Moonrise Festival at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. These festivals are guaranteed to bring lots of talent to the area as they contain a wide variety of music for all audiences.