Combine good music with an outdoor concert venue and you have a recipe for a very enjoyable evening. As summer is winding down, there is still time to partake of a musical performance at one of the many outdoor concerts in the Baltimore area. Grab a blanket, fill your picnic basket and road trip to one of the many outdoor concert venues in Maryland. Just before the weather gets colder, catch a pair of country music festivals. WPOC Weekend in the Country will occur at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland, while WMZQ Fall Fest featuring Brad Paisley will happen at Jiffy Lube Live in Virginia.
WPOC Weekend In The Country
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 715-5550
www.merriweathermusic.com

Oct. 3-4 at 1 p.m.

WPOC Weekend in the Country is a two-day concert. Musical guests include a wide range of country artists including Brantley Gilbert, Sam Hunt, Parmalee, LOCASH, Kelsea Ballerini, Cam and Marren Morris. Catch them at a gorgeousamphitheatre with a storied history, hidden away in the woods so you can escape for a perfect weekend of music. No lawn chairs are allowed on the Merriweather Post Pavilion lawn.

WMZQ Fall Fest featuring Brad Paisley, Justin Moore & Mickey Guyton
Jiffy Lube Live
7800 Cellar Door Drive
Bristow, VA 20136
(703) 754-6400
www.thejiffylubelive.com/concerts

Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.

Are you ready for some country music in an outdoor concert setting? Well you’re in luck, as the WMZQ Fall Fest is coming to Jiffy Lube Live. The Fall Fest features Brad Paisley, with performances by Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton as well. Tickets are available and retail for between $31 and $91 for lawn seats, from $288 for 300-level seats, from $96 to $103 for VIP box seats, and from $181 to $209 for orchestra 2 seats.

Lakefront Concert: Mystic Warriors
Downtown Columbia Lakefront
Little Patuxent Parkway at Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 715-3127
www.columbiaassociation.org

Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the Columbia Association in Columbia, Maryland, the Laekfront Summer Festival is a renowned local concert series. Held at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront, admission is free. This year’s outdoor concert offering is the Mystic Warriors. Founded in 1993, the Mystic Warriors have performed with various traditional Andean music groups in the United States.

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Precautionary Measures
City Hall Concert Pavilion
31 South Summit Ave,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

The City Hall Concert Pavilion is home to dozens of outdoor performances each summer. These outdoor concerts include entertainment for children, a gospel celebration, weekend family concerts, jazz, blues, rock and roll, and the occasional theatrical performance. Catch the final show of the season and close out the summer with the funk band Precautionary Measures. Parking is available across from the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Buses and 15-passenger vans may drop off and pick up concert-goers at the City Hall Concert Pavilion.

Crystal Bowersox
The Barns
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 255-1900
www.wolftrap.org

Oct. 16 at 8 p.m.

Performing an outdoor concert at The Barns at Wolf Trap, Crystal Bowersox is a former American Idol contestant. Bowersox is known for her “bluesy and soulful” performances. A talented guitarist, Bowersox performs emotive folk, rock and country music. Tickets are available for this concert, ranging in price from $26 to $28. A popular outdoor concert venue, The Barns at Wolf Trap is perfect for grabbing the waning moments of fall before winter sets in.  Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an outdoor concert experience.

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.

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