Maryland – 50 States of Music


Music Industry Contribution to State GDP

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Jobs Supported

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Music Establishments

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Maryland may be best known for crabcakes and football,

but it also is home to a number of music legends who have exemplified and shaped their respective genres. Jazz singer Billie Holiday hails from Maryland, as does pioneering doo wop group, The Orioles, to name a few. Maryland also is home to the Merriweather Post Pavilion, a large outdoor music venue designed by Frank Gehry after which a contemporary pop band, Animal Collective, named its eighth album. Country duo Brothers Osborne and hip-hop star Logic also hail from this music-rich state.


  • All Time Low
  • Animal Collective
  • Crystal Waters
  • David Byrne
  • Dru Hill
  • Eva Cassidy
  • Frank Zappa
  • Future Islands
  • Good Charlotte
  • Joan Jett
  • Logic
  • Nils Lofgren
  • The Orioles
  • Toni Braxton
  • Brothers Osborne

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 49 West Coffeehouse
  • AMP by Strathmore
  • Arch Social Club
  • Baltimore Soundstage 
  • Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
  • Delfest Festival
  • FedExField
  • Glen Echo Park
  • M&T Bank Stadium
  • M3 Rock Festival
  • Maryland Deathfest Festival
  • MECU Pavilion
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Metro Gallery
  • Moonrise Festival
  • New Deal Cafe
  • North Ave. Market
  • Old Bowie Town Grille
  • Ottobar
  • Rams Head Live
  • Royal Farms Arena
  • Sad Summer 
  • SECU Arena
  • Takoma Park Folk Festival
  • The 8x10
  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • The Fillmore
  • The Maryland Theatre
  • The Music Center at Strathmore
  • The Recher
  • The Soundry
  • The Sidebar
  • The Theater at MGM National Harbor
  • Upfront
  • Villain & Saint
  • Waterville Opera House
  • Weinberg Center for the Arts
  • Xfinity Center

Music Schools

  • Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland School of Music
  • Levine School of Music

Major Music Conferences

  • Music Encoding Conference
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