Downtown Baltimore’s Strong Music Scene Continues this October and November

Downtown Baltimore is the place to be for music lovers this fall, with a series of awesome concerts at local venues. There are tons of shows on tap this fall, including everything from Seattle grunge heroes to Grammy-winning bluegrass acts.

Here’s a look at a few upcoming highlights:

Mudhoney at Baltimore Soundstage on October 18

mudhoneyOn Friday, October 18, the grunge band Mudhoney comes to Baltimore Soundstage for a show including Kid Congo Powers + the Pink Monkey Birds and Murder.

Mudhoney was founded in 1988 and rose to fame during the grunge era in the late 80’s and early 90’s as a band on Seattle’s famous Sub Pop label. Some of its members began playing together as early as 1978, when they were in high school together outside Seattle. They released their first album as Mudhoney in 1989 and quickly had success; during the 90’s, they had a song on the “Singles” soundtrack and appeared in the movie “Tommy Boy.”

To date, the band has released ten albums, though their lineup has evolved over the years. Today, band members include Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters and Guy Maddison.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.


The Legwarmers at Rams Head Live on November 1 and 2

the-legwarmersBreak out your neon sweatbands: the popular 80’s cover band The Legwarmers comes to town in early November, for a two-night stint at Rams Head Live, coinciding with the kickoff of Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival.

The D.C.-area band has been performing since 2001, wowing audiences with their renditions of “Me Decade” hits. The crowds are just as much fun as the band, too – everyone gets decked out in ‘80s gear and goes wild.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the shows start at 9 p.m.

https://www.ramsheadlive.com/events/detail/379941

Infamous Stringdusters at Baltimore Soundstage on November 2

Also during the thick of Light City and the Book Festival, the bluegrass act The Infamous Stringdusters will play a show at Baltimore Soundstage. Kitchen Dwellers open.

The Infamous Stringdusters have played over 1,000 shows and won a Grammy during their 13 years together. (The Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album was awarded to the band for their 2017 album Laws of Gravity.) They were founded in Nashville in 2006 and immediately started winning awards: they took home three International Bluegrass Association awards in their first year together.

During members include Andy Hall, Andy Falco, Chris Pandolfi, Jeremy Garrett and Travis Book. Their 2019 tour is in support of their most recent album Rise Sun, which was released earlier this year.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.


Blue October at Baltimore Soundstage on November 14

Blue OcBlue October Bandtober, which was formed in Houston in 1995, brings its “I Will Follow You” tour to Baltimore Soundstage on November 14, with opening act Longwave.

The band has had continued success in the nearly 25 years since its founding; it’s had 11 top 40 singles and released seven studio albums. They are probably best known for the platinum single “Hate Me,” from their Foiled album, which was released in 2006.

Today, the band includes founding members Ryan Delahoussaye and brothers Justin and Jeremy Furstenfeld, plus Matt Noveskey and Will Knaak.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.


Where to Park for Downtown Baltimore Concerts

Whenever you head to a show downtown, make sure you figure out where to park in advance; it’ll make the day of the concert that much easier.

Harbor Park Garage, located at 55 Market Place, is an ideal parking option when heading downtown for shows. It is just steps away from many downtown Baltimore concert venues, including Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage. Plus, the garage is very close to bars and restaurants that are ideal for drinks, dinner or snacks before or after a show.


The garage is easily accessible from I-83 and other routes in and out of the city. It’s safe and well-lit and staffed 24/7 by a friendly, smart crew who are happy to answer any questions you might have about where you’re going or what to do on the way.

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