From the early 1920's to the '70s days of Carr's Beach when touring national artists including Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong and James Brown would enjoy a Sunday layover, through to the early ‘80s glory days of Charlie's Westside (owned by Charlie Hiltabildle) and King of France Tavern (owned by Paul Pearson, Historic Inns of Annapolis), who nurtured hometown music - Annapolis has enjoyed a rich musical heritage.
Since that time, we've had an ebb and flow of watering holes. When there were few venues, we enjoyed less live music. Now that there are more places hosting live entertainment, music in greater Annapolis is flourishing. The city boasts a dynamic, eclectic and world-class music community, and it's a "best-kept secret" that locals enjoy practically every night.
But Annapolis needn't be a "locals only" outlet for live music lovers. To quote a friend, "Music is medicine," (or therapy even). It's a great way to unwind, de-stress and feed that part of the brain or soul that gets neglected from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It's a great excuse to take a "personal day" from work, park the kids with Grandma, and pack a light bag to hit the road with your best buddy.
So, tell friends and family a respectable fib - that you've taken a renewed interest in archaeological projects, just south of town - - really. If you sleep in the next morning, we won't tell. There are plenty of spots locally where you can catch a great show (or two), then a late breakfast and tall coffee or latte in the morning. So come to town and join us - Enjoy!
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NAPTOWNMUSIC™ is not affiliated with any venues or booking agencies, although from time to time, we do refer or place artists. Artists and music venues are not charged to be listed in this music calendar (although we do offer advertising and sponsored listings). All event times and dates are supplied or curated from a multitude of sources. NAPTOWNMUSIC™ does not guarantee that events have not been changed or cancelled. We recommend that you call the venue to confirm hours and cover charge information before heading out. Finally, we thank you for graciously supporting NAPTOWNMUSIC™.