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Music lovers know that downtown Baltimore is stacked with venues that are ideal spots to see a show or head to a dance party. Throughout the year, places like Ram’s Head Live! and Baltimore Soundstage feature acts covering a wide variety of genres, from pop and hip-hop to country and heavy metal. On off nights, they also host comedians, dance parties, and even burlesque shows.

This winter, downtown Baltimore offers tons of entertainment options for music fans – including a little something for everyone.


Rams Head Live!

Ram’s Head Live!, which is conveniently located in the Power Plant Live! complex, has a solid lineup of rams head live indoorsshows scheduled over the next few months.

The streak kicks off on Friday, Jan. 20, with a performance from the Warped Tour Band along with Blink 182 tribute band All the Blink Things and Green Day tribute band Dookie.

On Saturday, Jan. 28, COLORS Worldwide presents R&B Only and on Friday, Feb. 3, the venue will host the Emo Night Brooklyn party.

Saturday, Feb. 4, Donovan Frankenreiter will take the stage with G. Love & Special Sauce and on Valentine’s Day, Our Lady Peace brings its The Wonderful Future Tour to Baltimore.

Later in the month, WPOC presents shows from Mitchell Tenpenny and Tyler Braden (Feb. 16) and Warren Zeiders and Austin Snell (Feb. 17). Highly Suspect and Dead Poet Society perform on Sat. Feb. 18 and The Winery Dogs team up with Iris Divine on Wed. Feb. 22.

Friday, Feb. 24 kicks off a big few days at Ram’s Head, with events associated with the CIAA Basketball Tournament: a daytime dance party from DJ Kool, starting at 2 p.m., and a performance from KRS-One at 11 p.m. The following day, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick will perform, also at 11 p.m.

Into March, music-lovers can head to Ram’s Head to check out acts like KIX (March 3) and Steel Panther (March 14). And Swifties should mark March 24 on their calendars: that’s the night that The Taylor Party – a Taylor Swift-inspired dance party – comes to the venue.


Baltimore Soundstage

This season, Baltimore Soundstage welcomes a variety of musical genres, starting with the musical theater baltimore soundstage indoorsdance party Broadway Rave on Friday, Jan. 20.

The following night, the vibe will shift dramatically, when Iron Maiden tribute band Eyes of the Nile takes the stage with Black Sabbath tribute Bastards of Reality. Sunday, the mood changes again with the appearance of singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov.

Later in January, Baltimore Soundstage hosts We Came as Romans on their Darkbloom Tour (Jan. 24), Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso (Jan. 26), Fade to Black (Jan. 27), the Disturbin’ the Peace tour on Jan. 28, Three Sacred Souls (Jan. 29) and, in a wild and sure-to-be hilarious wrap to the month, A John Waters Christmas in January on Jan. 31.

The February lineup is stacked with shows and theme parties, including Winter Jam 23 (Feb. 3), the Nevermore Academy-themed Nerd Prom (Feb. 4), The Sweet Spot Burlesque on Feb. 5 and Feb. 11, a Swifty dance party on Feb. 10, and A Date with John Waters on Valentine’s Day – plus many more shows throughout the month and later into the spring.


Pier Six Pavilion

Pier Six’s waterfront location makes it an extra special spot to listen to live music. However, its outdoor  pier six pavilionseating isn’t a great fit for the winter months, so the venue does not start scheduling shows until the weather is warmer.

That said, the 2023 schedule is already starting to fill up and will kick off on April 21, when vintage rock band Chicago comes to town. Tickets for that show, and several others, are available now – and keep an eye out for more announcements.


Planning Your Trip & Where to Park

When you’re heading downtown for a show at any of Baltimore’s iconic music venues, finding good parking is key to making your night a good one.

Located at 55 Market Place, Harbor Park Garage is convenient to Pier Six, Ram’s Head Live! and Baltimore Soundstage. Its central location – right next to Power Plant Live! – is just a few steps from the venues themselves and is close to many restaurants and bars, where you can grab something to eat or a drink before or after the show.

The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is accessible to I-83 and other major routes in and out of downtown Baltimore. Harbor Park is also clean, well-lit, and staffed 24/7 by a friendly, knowledgeable crew who are happy to answer questions about where to go, what to do and how to get there.

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