The Beat

About THE BEAT: Marc Shapiro, a lifelong musician and concert-goer, writes about regional and national musicians, concerts, festivals and the music industry. He is managing editor at the Baltimore Jewish Times, a sister publication of Baltimore Style.

The Beat: PHOTOS – Merryland Music Fest

The inaugural Merryland Music Fest took over Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. The festival, put on by All Good Presents, featured funk, folk, rock, bluegrass, jam and reggae from an eclectic list of performers including national acts Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and The …

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The Beat: BSOPulse Announces Second Season

BSOPulse, a concert series that pairs top indie rock bands with musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, has announced a stellar second season with Houndmouth, Brett Dennen, Lake Street Dive and Lower Dens. The announcement comes after a wildly successful first season that included performances by Dawes, Wye Oak, Dr. …

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