Jan 3, 2024
24 Shows We’re Most Excited For In 2024
24 Shows We’re Most Excited For In 2024
Jan 13th Patrice Rushen
Patrice Rushen is an award-winning musician and composer. She is a classically trained pianist who originally found success in the 70’s and 80’s with her signature fusion of jazz, pop and R&B. Hit song: “Forget Me Nots”.
Jan 19th Daphne Eckman w/ Heartside Trio
Singer/songwriter Daphne Eckman describes herself as a "professional overfeeler" and wants to make you cry. Based in Annapolis, MD, she has been touring locally and around the East Coast since 2022 with her five-piece band, bringing an indie rock flavor to her acoustic folk songs.
Feb. 5th Sarah Jarosz: Polaroid Lovers Tour w/ The Ballroom Thieves at Maryland Hall
With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. She was a four-time Grammy Award-winner and ten-time nominee at the age of 30. For fans of I'm With Her, Aoife O'Donovan & Sierra Hull.
Feb. 9th Comedian Paul Mecurio
Paul Mecurio is an Emmy & Peabody Award-winning comedian known for his work on “The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert.” “The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart,” and “The Colbert Report.” He also has his own comedy specials that have been on Comedy Central and Showtime. Check out his stand-up act on The Late Show here.
Feb. 13th Naptown Brass Band Mardi Gras Celebration
Look out! We're clearing out a dance area for this show! Naptown Brass Band is a New Orleans-style street band with infectious energy, improvisational prowess, and engaging stage presence.
Feb. 24th Wolves of Glendale
Armed with a keen eye for life’s absurdities and a penchant for musical parody and hard rocking, Wolves of Glendale have taken the comedy scene by storm. They infuse humor into their music without compromising on musicality. Their live sets are often enriched with clever parodies of popular songs. For fans of: Lonely Island & Tenacious D.
Check out their song “Olivia” here
Mar 2nd Maysa
Maysa Leak is well known by fans of smooth jazz both for her solo work and her work with the British band Incognito. Maysa is an outstanding vocalist and songwriter with a sultry, jazzy and soulful voice.
Listen to her song “I Can’t Help It” here
Mar 7th Rome & Duddy
Over 15 years of sharing stages with each other’s massively beloved bands, Sublime (Rome) and Dirty Heads (Duddy), they have forged the kind of creative chemistry that often leads to unexpected magic. They combine the rootsy simplicity and true-to-life storytelling of Americana with the hypnotic rhythms and breezy guitar tones of reggae.
Check out their song “Cannabis Tree” here
Mar 15th The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band w/ Nat Myers
Three-time BMA nominees The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are "the greatest front-porch blues band in the world". For fans of: Charlie Parr & Scott H. Biram
Mar 20th Haley Heynderickx & The Westerlies w/ Tim Baker
Haley Heynderickx’s songwriting is crushingly intimate, vivid, melodically inventive, and completely unpredictable creating a unique sound within the indie-folk genre. For Fans of: Lucy Dacus, Snail Mail, boygenius.
Check out her song “Bug Collector” here
Mar 30th The Steel Wheels (All Ages Matinee)
The Steel Wheels sit in the creative space between tradition and innovation, informed by the sounds of the Virginia mountains but always moving forward with insightful lyrics and an evolving sound. They have performed at many roots festivals, including their own Red Wing Roots Music Festival.
Apr. 2nd Slaughter Beach, Dog (solo)
Since his days as one of the frontmen of the critically adored band Modern Baseball, Jake Ewald has been a prolific songwriter and road dog with an ever-growing fanbase. Slaughter Beach, Dog is his indie-rock side-project. This show will feature Slaughter Beach, Dog solo with only an acoustic guitar!
Check out the song “Summer Windows” here
Apr 2nd The Psychology of Serial Killers at Maryland Hall
Learn about serial killers you’ve never heard of before in this acclaimed, sell-out show hosted by Dr. Rachel Toles. The Psychology of Serial Killers’ will give even the most dedicated true crime fan new insights to the phenomenon of serial homicide.
Apr 3rd Joshua Radin w/ Maddie Poppe
Joshua Radin emerged on the music scene as an empathetic, engaging, and often enthralling troubadour. He’s shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Sheryl Crow and more. For Fans of: Matt Nathanson & Brett Dennen.
Apr 10th Shovels & Rope w/ Al Olender
Shovels & Rope is a folk duo composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll and country rock. For Fans Of: Langhorne Slim, Deer Tick, Shakey Graves, Dawes, Margo Price.
Check out their song “Unknown Legend” here
Apr 17th North Mississippi AllStars
North Mississippi Allstars are an American blues and southern rock band composed of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson. For fans of Anders Osborne, Gov’t Mule & Galactic.
Check out their song “Up and Rolling” here
Apr 27th The Amish Outlaws
An energetic cover band from Lancaster, PA composed of three ex-Amish and three "honorary Amish" musicians!
May 7th & 8th Al Di Meola: The Electric Years
Al Di Meola, a bonafide living Guitar legend, is among the top guitarists of our time. At the heart of his music is his fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony.
Check out his song “Beyond the Mirage” here
May 17th Louisiana Calling with the Sonny Landreth Band and the Iguanas
The deep roots tag team of Cajun slide guitar phenom Sonny Landreth and legendary New Orleans Latin-Americana rockers the Iguanas presents a mind-blowing musical trip through the scenic soundscape of the bayou.
May 22nd Scott Kirby Band
Scot Kirby is a creative lyricist and accomplished finger-style acoustic guitarist with an expressive voice. He’s constantly writing music and touring, but can be seen performing frequently in Key West, FL. Come hear the Scott Kirby Band in Annapolis!
Jun 8th Comedian Henry Cho
Henry’s TV credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He also has his own hour-long Comedy Specials that can be seen on Netflix. Earlier this year, Henry Cho was inducted as the 229th member of The Grand Ole Opry.
Jun 21st Judy Collins
Award-winning folk singer-songwriter, Judy Collins, has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism.
Jun 28th Phil Vassar
A popular country singer-songwriter who gained wide recognition in the late 90’s.
Sept 12th – 15th Annapolis Songwriters Festival
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