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Best Outdoor Venues In Maryland

February 18, 2011 6:45 AM



Do you prefer listening to music outside, on lawn chairs, blankets or bleachers?  Here are five of the best outdoor music venues in and around Maryland.
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Pier Six Pavilion

731 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 783-4189

Pier Six Pavilion offers shows year-round.  Recent concerts include Darius Rucker and 311.  They have seats and lawn seating available.  Check the website for their schedule and to get tickets.

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The Mann Center

5201 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa. 19131
(215) 893-1999

The Mann Center is only open in the summer.  During that time, it hosts a variety of performers.  Recent concerts include Faith No More, Julio Iglesias, Idina Menzel, Keane and Rufus Wainwright.

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Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 715-5550

Merriweather Post Pavilion is only open in the summer.  You can get tickets at their box office or through  They’ve been open for over 40 years.

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5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 581-5100

The Music Center at Strathmore has several concert areas, only one of which is outside.  They’ve been open since 1981.  Check their website for a schedule and for more information.

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Wolf Trap

1645 Trap Road
Vienna, Va. 22182
(703) 255-1900

Wolf Trap has concerts throughout the year.  Recent concerts include Melissa Manchester, Edwin McCain and Jeff Daniels.  Check the website for the schedule and for more information.

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