Bmore Music Picks: Baltimore Music, Concerts, and Events May 19 – May 24

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Bmore Music Picks is a weekly feature that highlights shows, concerts or events to check out in Baltimore and the surrounding area. While it’s not a comprehensive events calendar, our picks are diverse and may highlight jazz, rock, folk, noise, punk, hip-hop, R&B, metal, experimental or just about any other sub-genre or style that helps make Baltimore’s music scene varied and vibrant.

For a more comprehensive events calendar, check out the Culture FlyShow Space, or



Wednesday, May 20th – Be More Benefit w/ Eze Jackson / Wing Dam / Blacksage / Joy Classic / DDM
Metro Gallery,  at 7:00 PM – $12

In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, Metro Gallery put together a benefit show for the Baltimore Community Foundation’s Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore. It’s a great cause and a great lineup so follow the link below and get tickets. Eze Jackson, DDM and Wing Dam all on the same bill? Absolutely I’ll see you there.

More info here.



Thursday to Sunday May 21st-May 24th – Maryland Death Fest
Multiple Locations – Prices vary based on location and time (some shows are sold out)

Maryland Death Fest runs for the long weekend and is at various venues throughout downtown including the Edison Lot, Baltimore Soundstage and Rams Head Live. This event has famous around the region for being one of the most raucous and authentic music events of the year. Whether you’re a death metal fan or not, this is certainly something to consider for the weekend. Follow this link for a list of the bands.

More info here.



Sunday, May 24th – Baltimore Rock Opera Six Pack
The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. at 9:00 PM  – $15 for one show / $25 for both

BROS have started something new — six one-off shows that each last for 25 minutes. Split into two weekends, BROS 6-Pack should make for quite the weekend entertainment. This is set-up for those who want to check out what a rock opera is all about but maybe aren’t mentally prepare for two hours of rockness. I’d get your tickets ASAP because this will probably sell out — the BROS are very popular these days.

More info here.

Author Taylor DeBoer grew up in the Baltimore area and studied Writing and Sociology at Loyola University Maryland. He is a local writer, music lover, and edits a website that he co-founded,  Follow him on Twitter at TayDeBoer23.

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