Your Source for Live Music in & around Annapolis

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From the early 1920's to the '70s days of Carr's Beach when touring national artists including Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong and James Brown would enjoy a Sunday layover, through to the early ‘80s glory days of Charlie's Westside - owned by Charlie Hiltabildle, who nurtured hometown music - Annapolis has enjoyed a rich musical heritage.  

Since that time, we've had an ebb and flow of watering holes. When there were few venues, we enjoyed less live music. Now that there are more places hosting live entertainment, music in greater Annapolis is flourishing. The city boasts a dynamic, eclectic and world-class music community, and it's a "best-kept secret" that locals enjoy practically every night. 

But Annapolis needn't be a "locals only" outlet for live music lovers. To quote a friend, "Music is medicine," (or therapy even). It's a great way to unwind, de-stress and feed that part of the brain or soul that gets neglected from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  It's a great excuse to take a "personal day" from work, park the kids with Grandma, and pack a light bag to hit the road with your best buddy. So, tell friends and family a respectable fib - that you've taken a renewed interest in archaeological projects, just south of town - - really. If you sleep in the next morning, we won't tell. There are plenty of spots locally where you can catch a great, late breakfast and tall coffee or latte, so come to town and join us.  Enjoy!