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Get Ready for Charm City Music Festival! Tickets are now on sale!

Sept. 15, noon-11 p.m. at Harbor East Waterfront

Bands will be on two stages. They’ll also be local cuisine, microbrews, and a crab & seafood village. Go here for schedule & ticket info:

Summer in Baltimore . . .

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Ryleigh’s Oyster

Shore on the Hill Night is every Tuesday at Ryleigh’s Federal Hill. With such offerings as $1 oysters, $2 crabs and drink & lobster specials, this is the happening place to be.

Don’t miss ordering one of their famous fresh OJ crushes, the perfect summer drink. I also love their grilled calamari & fresh fish tacos.

Go here for more information:

Waterfront Deck Pier 5

Ruth’s Chris’ new Waterfront Deck offers Sizzle Swizzle Swirl $7 happy hour Wednesdays through Fridays, and live music Thursday through Sunday. Check out the menu and more details:

Havana Road-Towson

Havana Road has expanded their amazing Cuban menu and added a daily tapas menu. They also offer daily $9.50 lunch specials. Like them on FB for daily dish

James Joyce Pub-Harbor East

I enjoyed a delectable Irish brunch Sunday at James Joyce with a perfect Bloody Mary. James Joyce Pub offers a daily happy hour and a special Friday Irish happy hour. There’s also team trivia on Tuesdays and outdoor seating is available. What are their daily specials?

Leinie Baltimore Beer Garden

What better way to stay cool then with a nice, cold Leinie? Daily specials, including Ladies Night and Big Barrel Wednesdays, have made this quite the go-to place this summer. Daily Specials:

Joe Squared Power Plant LIVE

Dine in or dine on their patio or phone in your order and someone will bring it to your car to take home. How perfect is that? I love the daily happy hours including 1/2 price beer Mondays and half price rum Thursdays. Also, there is free music and weekly creative food specials. Check it all out here

Friday Night Free Concerts

Free outdoor concerts are offered throughout the summer at Hunt Valley Town Center, “Feet on the Street,” Towson & Belvedere Square.

Schedule of Concerts:

Movies Under the Stars

Basignani Winery offers Friday Movies Under the Stars and many other summer happenings. Check out upcoming events

Ocean City
Concerts on the beach
Enjoy free concerts on the beach Wednesday nights through Aug. 29
Full schedule of concerts

Films on the Pier Fells Point

Free movies Wednesday nights all summer

Flicks from The Hill
Federal Hill
Thursdays through Aug. 23
American Visionary Art Museum
Films start at 9 p.m.

Museum open and free 5-9 p.m. before the flick

Baltimore County Restaurant Week Returns!
Aug. 10-19

Enjoy lunch or dinner at participating restaurants for special prices

Check for frequent updates and menus of those participating

The 3rd Annual Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
National Harbor Water Front Saturday, Aug. 18

Two fun-filled sessions from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
*All-you-care-to-taste extravaganza complete with thousands of crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more.
*30 unique artists and craft exhibits & bands such as Soul Power Review featuring the Black Honkeys, Looking for Lester, 8 Ohms Band+ Guests will also enjoy the moon bounces, and new this year the “Ultimate Water Balloon Game,” water wars to beat the heat!
Go to for more details and tickets.

Maryland State Fair 

Aug. 24-Sept. 3

Go to for schedule of all the fun events including ride specials, concerts, exhibitions & fabulous food!

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Fall events are starting to roll in Baltimore. Save the date for your favorites.

The Restaurant Association of Maryland

Dine Out, Maryland!

During September, diners will enjoy a 20 percent discount at participating RAM member restaurants with a chance to win fabulous prizes, including $100 worth of restaurant gift certificates every week for a year! Go to for all the details and participants.

Aloha Royale…A Casino Night

Monday, Sept. 10

Ruth’s Chris Pier 5

Benefits National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

Ravens home opener to be shown on large screen!

Heavy Seas Brewery

Saturday, Sept. 15, noon-4 p.m.

A salute to beer & bacon…

Barry Manilow: One Night in Baltimore

Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. at 1st Mariner Arena

For tickets

DAS Best Oktoberfest!

National Harbor Sept. 22 & 23
Timonium Oct. 13
Check out all the details at

Flip-Flop Festivus!

Saturday, Sept. 22
6 p.m. VIP | 7:30 p.m. main event
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Baltimore’s Best Football Party!

Mingle with gridiron greats for a fab cause. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine and cocktails at VIP reception from Miguel’s. At the main event enjoy exquisite food, wine and cocktails from the Four Seasons.
Event includes live music, raffles and auction.

For full details and ticket information, go here:

Rock-n-Roll Bash … Benefits Casey Cares
Sept. 29 Rams Head LIVE
Musicians and bands from the 70s and 80s jam for one night to benefit critically ill children. Get ready to party when popular cover bands like the KISS cover band, Cold Gin, the Bon Jovi tribute band, Bad Medicine, the AC/DC tribute band, High Voltage and others jam together for the 10th Anniversary Rock and Roll Bash.

Meet the musicians up close and personal.

Tickets: $80 and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner, or $40 with a cash bar, dancing and music!

*Silent and live auctions

The Casey Cares Foundation provides uplifting programs with a special touch for critically ill children and their families.

For more information, go here or call 443-568-0064

One Night. One Show. One Cause … Journey

Lyric Opera House,  Oct. 14

Benefits Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for tickets and further info.

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Credit: Baltimore Beer Week

Baltimore Beer Week is Coming!

Oct. 19-28

Many beer related events and opening tap celebration. Go here for full schedule of events:

Downtown Diane is a Baltimore area food, travel & entertainment reporter, appearing Fridays on 105.7 The Fan Norris & Davis Show with her entertainment report. Follow her for Daily Dish on Twitter @DowntownDiane & check out upcoming events at


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