The Piano Man

In honor of Billy Joel playing Camden Yards, here are a few ways Baltimore can roll out the red carpet.

Kaitlyn Pacheco - July 2019

The Piano Man

In honor of Billy Joel playing Camden Yards, here are a few ways Baltimore can roll out the red carpet.

Kaitlyn Pacheco - July 2019

For the first time in more than 25 years, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is hosting a concert at the iconic stadium. And, luckily for us, the Os booked one of the few acts worthy of such a momentous occasion—the Piano Man.

In honor of Billy Joel’s return to Baltimore for the July 26 concert, we devised a few (maybe unrealistic) ways that Charm City should roll out the red carpet for one of the best-selling performers of all time.


There’s only a few instances when serving a Movin’ Out Martini or a Bottle of Red, Bottle of White wine special is acceptable, and this is one of them. Baltimore bars, take notice.


There’s no telling which local haunt Billy Joel might stop into for a post-concert drink, but who knows, hearing “Vienna” or “Big Shot” crooning from the speakers may influence his decision.


The Grammy Award-winning singer is known for his Long Island accent, but we’d love for some of our beloved Baltimore Hons to give him a les- son on Bawlmerese to make him feel like a local. Maybe he can even change the lyric to “You’re my hon.”


Along with being a world-renowned performer, Billy Joel is also known for being a mega boating enthusiast. To welcome him to the Inner Harbor, Historic Ships in Baltimore could offer him a tour of the USS Constellation. Our dream? To see Billy Joel ride aboard the Urban Pirates ship.


Since Orioles Entertainment announced the singer’s arrival with his own personalized jersey, let’s complete the collection and load him up with tons of Baltimore merch to take home. We’re talking foam fingers stamped with his picture, his own Oriole bird mascot costume, and bobbleheads that sing “Charm City State of Mind.”

You May Also Like


Movie Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

DiCaprio and Pitt make like Newman and Redford in Tarantino's homage to old Hollywood.

Arts District

Ami Dang Uses Music to Transcend Boundaries

The local artist’s new record explores her Indian heritage and intersectional identity.


Movie Review: Good Boys

Raunchy coming of age comedy has lots of laughs—and just as much heart.

Arts District

Decades Night Club Documents Baltimore Club Music History at the Peale Center

We speak with curator Mia Loving about her latest exhibit, on view through this week.

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: July 2019

The latest from Barbara Bourland and Laura Lippman

Arts District

What Pennsylvania Avenue’s Official Arts District Designation Means for the Community

The black arts and entertainment district brings tax incentives and the potential for further revitalization.

Connect With Us

Most Read

Developers Hope to Unveil Greektown’s Yard 56 by 2020: The mixed-use project will be anchored by Streets Market and LA Fitness.

Oletha DeVane Showcases Sculptural Works in 'Traces of Spirit' at the BMA: Local multidisciplinary artist explores religion, nature, and humanity in exhibit on view through October 20.

Relics of Baltimore's Forgotten Punk Scene Showcased in New Metro Gallery Exhibit: Celebrated Summer Records owner Tony Pence curates fliers, photos, and music from 1977 to 1989.

What is the Likelihood of President Trump Coming to Baltimore?: With a House Republican conference and an invitation from Elijah Cummings, a presidential visit might be imminent.