Rock of all Ages

From One Direction to Willie Nelson, these August concerts appeal to all ages.

By Baylor Knobloch - August 2015

Rock of all Ages

From One Direction to Willie Nelson, these August concerts appeal to all ages.

By Baylor Knobloch - August 2015


From Harry Styles to Willie Nelson, artists of all ages are on the road again with pit stops in Charm City. Young in years or simply at heart, here are 12 shows for fans of every era.

One Direction // Aug. 8.
M&T Bank Stadium. The young British heartthrobs (sans Zayn) will hit the stage to perform pop tuns likes "What Makes you Beautiful" and "One Thing."

Earl Sweatshirt // Aug. 25.
Rams Head Live. Out of the Odd Future hip-hop collective and on his own solo tour, this young rapper spits his crude and honest rhymes at Rams Head.

O.A.R. // Aug. 21.
Merriweather Post Pavilion. This all-American college-rock band returns to its Maryland roots for an outdoor show with Allen Stone and Brynn Elliott.

Lauryn Hill // Aug. 7.
Pier Six Pavilion. Known for her strong, sultry vocals in the Fugees and on her 1998 solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer is back with her signature blend of rap verses and R&B melodies.

Phish // Aug. 15-16.
Merriweather Post Pavilion. Since taking the jam-band mantle from the Grateful Dead in the '80s, Phish has continued to tour extensively, with hundreds of fans now flocking for two nights in the Merriweather woods.

Mötley Crüe // Aug. 26.
Royal Farms Arena. In what has been announced as their last tour, the '80s heavy-metal outfit comes to Baltimore on an arena tour with fellow hard rocker Alice Cooper.



Moonrise Festival // Aug. 8-9.
Pimlico Race Course. Baltimore’s summer electronic musical festival is back with a long lineup of dubstep, techno, and house artists, including headliners Bassnectar and Above & Beyond.

Daruis Rucker // Aug. 22.
Merriweather Post Pavilion. The former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman twangs out his chart-topping country hits with fellow Southern singers Brett Eldredge and A Thousand Horses.

Hot August Music // Aug. 15.
Oregon Ridge Park. Counting Crows headline the 23rd annual music festival with a medley of country, blues, and folk artists like Punch Brothers, Railroad Earth, Shakey Graves, and the Infamous Stringdusters.

Tedeschi Trucks Band // Aug. 1.
Pier Six Pavilion. The 11 talented musicians of this epic blues-rock collective join soul sensation Sharon Jones in the Inner Harbor, with acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II.

Santana // Aug. 26.
Pier Six Pavilion. Guitar legend, acclaimed artist, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana rocks out with his band to his latest album, Corazón.

Willie Nelson // Aug. 19.
Merriweather Post Pavilion. After four decades of timeless tunes, Willie Nelson has cemented himself in our national narrative as country's ultimate hippie-sweetheart.





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