Sizzlin' Summer Music Events

May

Lacuna Coil. The Italian metal band plays Rams Head Live just days ahead of the release of their eighth album “Delirium” with Painted Wives, 9Electric, and Seventh Seal. May 23, 8 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131, ramsheadlive.com, $18-$23.

Minus the Bear. Restorations opens for the Seattle indie supergroup. 8 p.m. May 26, The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $22.

 

June

Hairspray: In Concert. Good morning Baltimore! John Waters hosts a semi-staged performane of the musical numbers from the stage adaption of his, let’s say, cleanest film, featuring the BSO Superpops and dozens of vocalists. June 3-5, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $43-$109 (afterparty at Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon on June 3, 10 p.m., $25).

The Avett Brothers. The part-family string band plays two shows ahead of the release of their new album “True Sadness” later this month. June 3 and 4, 8:30 p.m., Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixpavilion.com, $38-$55.

No Presents for Christmas. After a 20-year hiatus, the Baltimore rockers return to the stage with new material. June 3, 9 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131, ramsheadlive.com, $15.

Subhumans. PEARS and Free Children Of Earth open for the veteran UK punks behind ‘Mickey Mouse Is Dead’ and ‘Religious Wars.’ June 7, 8 p.m., Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., (410) 244-0899, themetrogallery.net, $15.

Peter Frampton. The English guitar god plays hits like ‘Baby, I Love Your Way’ and ‘Do You Feel Like I Do.’ June 7, 8 p.m., The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., (410) 900-1150, lyricbaltimore.com, $48-$128.

Housequake: A Prince Tribute. Baltimore’s tributes to the late great Purple One continue into the summer. This time, members of Zomes, War On Women, Super City, the and more honor Prince with renditions of his hits and deep cuts. June 9, 8 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com, $10.

Twenty One Pilots. MUTEMATH and Chef’s Special open for the pop duo. June 10, 7 p.m.,  Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, sold out.

Ellie Goulding. The ethereal pop singer-songwriter headlines a show featuring Matt & Kim. June 13, 7 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $45-$59.50.

Domo Genesis. The member of the prolific hip hop collective Odd Future stops in Baltimore on The Chore Tour in support of his new album “Genesis.” June 15, 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place, (410) 244-0057, baltimoresoundstage.com, $15-$18.

Yo-Yo Ma. The world-renowned, Grammy Award-winning cellist returns to the BSO in to play Dvo¿ák’s Cello Concerto. June 15, 8 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $200.

Tame Impala. M83 opens for the Australian psychedelic pop group. June 16, 7 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $40-$55.

Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Morrison Brothers Band opens for the guys who keep trying to convince people it’s cool to don the confederate flag. June 16, 7:30 p.m., Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixpavilion.com, $39.50-$308.25.

Firefly Music Festival. Mumford and Songs, Kings of Leon, Florence and the Machine, deadmau5, Blink-182, Tame Impala, M83, Fetty Wap, ASAP Rocky, CHVRCHES, Ludacris, Death Cab For Cutie, Major Lazer, and dozens more play this massive four-day outdoor festival. June 16-19, The Woodlands, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware, (302) 883-6500, fireflyfestival.com, $129-$349.

The Cure. Robert Smith greases on the eyeliner for this sold-out show opened by Scottish post-punks The Twilight Sad. June 22, 7 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, sold out.

Wye Oak. Dream pop sister group Teen opens for the homecoming show of the celebrated, formerly-local duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack. June 23, 9 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $17.

Barenaked Ladies. OMD and Howard Jones open for that band that had a hit with the lyrics “I’ve got some shaved chimps; that’s chimps devoid of any hair/ I’ve got depraved chimps dressed up in women’s underwear.” June 26, 7 p.m., Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixpavilion.com, $35-$69.50.

AWOLNATION.…………SAIL. June 28, 7:30 p.m., Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixpavilion.com, $27-$42.

 

July

Justin Bieber. America’s favorite Canadian fuckboi (unless you count Ted Cruz) stops in Baltimore on his Purpose World Tour with Post Malone and Moxie Rala. July 7, 7:30 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, royalfarmsarena.com, $47.50-$113.

Sublime With Rome. Tribal Seeds and Bleeker open for the resurrected ska band with Rome Ramirez replacing late frontman Bradley Nowell. July 7, 6:35 p.m., Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixconcertpavilion.com, $25-$59.50.

Merryland Music Fest. The String Cheese Incident, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Grace Potter, and more perform at this weekend-long festival. July 9 and 10, Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $75-$125.

Modest Mouse and Brand New. The longtime alt-rock festival favorites both have rumored new albums in the wings this year. July 12, 7 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $55.

Grateful Dead Symphony. The BSO goes jam band—kinda—in performing Lee Johnson’s “Dead Symphony No. 6,” an orchestral suite inspired by 10 Dead songs. July 14, 7:30 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $25-$65.

Umphrey’s McGee. The Main Squeeze opens for the prog-rock/jam band favorite. July 15, 6:30 p.m., Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixconcertpavilion.com, $26.50-$36.50.

Vans Warped Tour - Presented by Journeys. Pop-punk fans and 2000s nostalgists gather to see Falling in Reverse, Four Year Strong, Less Than Jake, New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, Set it Off, Sum 41, We the Kings, Yellowcard, Issues, Mayday Parade, and tons more playing across several stages. July 16, 11 a.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $41.50-$51.50.

Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show. Dawes opens for the alt-country songstress and old-timey string band. July 23, 6:30 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $45-$75.

The Music of David Bowie. A full rock band joins the BSO to honor David Bowie in his many forms, performing hits like ‘Rebel Rebel,’ ‘Heroes,’ and the like. July 30, 7:30 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $25-$65.

Garbage. Alt-pop queen Shirley Manson and company tour their sixth album “Strange Little Birds.” July 31, 8 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131, ramsheadlive.com, $40-$45.

 

August

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert. The BSO performs John Williams’ memorable soundtrack as the first Harry Potter film plays on a giant screen. Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 6, 3 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $35-$75.

Lil Boosie. Shy Glizzy opens for one of Baltimore’s favorite gangsta rappers, who previously headlined Royal Farms Arena (then known as 1st Mariner Arena) before he even had a hit or an album out. Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, royalfarmsarena.com, $47.50-$113.

The Carnival of Madness Tour. Shinedown, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, and Whiskey Myers perform. Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $39.50-$59.50.

O.A.R. Eric Hutchinson opens for the Rockville jam band. Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $44.75-$59.75.

Old School Hip Hop Festival. Chubb Rock, Jalil & Ecstasy of Whodini, Slick Rick, Mystikal, Juvenile, and Big Daddy Kane bring it back. Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixconcertpavilion.com, $39-$79.

Fields Festival. Dan Deacon, Sun Ra Arkestra, Wolf Eyes, Lower Dens, Deakin (Animal Collective), TT The Artist, Blaqstarr, Juliana Huxtable, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and many more perform at the annual camping festival highlighting primarily local music as well as art, performance, film, comedy, and more. Aug. 19-21, Camp Ramblewood, 2564 Silver Road, Darlington, fieldsfestival.com, $100.

Hot August Music Festival. Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Revivalists, Cabinet, and others perform. Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1 (877) 321-3378, hotaugustmusicfestival.com, $59-$189.

Train. Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star? One without a permanent scar and did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there? Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $45-$75.

Slightly Stoopid. The stoner-brah staple band headlines a show with Fortunate Youth. Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixconcertpavilion.com, $35-$139.25.

Miranda Lambert. Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne open for the country superstar. Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $45-$125.

Crack The Sky. The local prog rock heroes return with The Ravyns, Dave DeMarco Band, and Midnite Run for the 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert to support injured veterans. Aug. 27, 6 p.m., Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., (410) 783-4189, piersixconcertpavilion.com, $25-$50.

 

September

The Lumineers. The flowery folk-rockers stop in Maryland on their Cleopatra World Tour with BØRNS and Rayland Baxter. Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, (410) 715-5550, merriweathermusic.com, $39.50-$59.50.

Maroon 5. Tove Lo and R. City open for the pop rock mainstays. Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, royalfarmsarena.com, $30.50-$126.

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