History of the Waterside Music Series

2019 marked the 35th anniversary of bringing live music to Southern Maryland. The Calvert Marine Museum introduced live music to our community in 1985. Since then, our Waterside Music Series has been cultivated and refined to become the most popular performing arts venue in Southern Maryland. It is the museum’s most important fundraising event and support raising nearly 40 percent of the museum’s annual budget.  Funds raised from the Waterside Music Series assist in preserving local history and educating over 20,000 children each year.

We have set the bar for all other venues to strive for with an amazing list of performers including Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famers like BB King, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Heart, and more.  Country music legends such as Rascal Flatts, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr., and Willie Nelson have also graced our stage at the PNC Waterside Pavilion.  The Waterside Music Series brings variety and excitement to the picturesque Solomons Island and thanks to years of support from our community, members, Commissioners, and sponsors we will continue to bring the best in entertainment to Southern Maryland for years to come.

Alphabetical Performer History 1995-2019


3 Doors Down - 38 Special - Allman Brothers - Andy Grammer - Arron Neville & Neville Brothers - B. B. King - Bad Company - Barenaked Ladies - Beach Boys - Big & Rich - Bill Engvall - Blondie - Bob Dylan - Bonnie Raitt - Boston - Brad Paisley - Brandy Clarke - Brett Eldredge - Brett Michaels - Brothers Osborne - Cassadee Pope - Celtic Thunder - Cheap Trick - Chicago - Chris Janson - Chris Young - Colin Hay - Collective Soul - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daughtry - Dave Temple - Delbert McClinton - Dierks Bentley - Doobie Brothers - Earth, Wind & Fire - Emmy Lou Harris - Eric Paslay - Gavin DeGraw - George Thorogood - George Winston - Gin Blossoms - Goo Goo Dolls - Gretchen  Wilson - Halestorm - Hank Williams Jr - Heart - Jackson Dean - Jake Owen - James Brown - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - John Luskey - Josh Turner - Journey - Kane Brown - Kathy Mattea - Kenny Loggins - Larry the Cable Guy - Little Feet - Livingston Taylor - Los Lobos - Martina McBride - Maura O'Connell - Merle Haggard - Montgomery Gentry - Pat Benetar - Peter Frampton - Philip Michael Parsons - Rascal Flatts - REO Speedwagon - Rick Springfield - Robbie Boothe - Ryan Hurd - Sam Grow - Sara Evans - Smash Mouth - Smokey Robinson - Spin Doctors - Steve Miller Band - Styx - Sugar Ray - The Band Perry - The Cadillac Three - Thomas Rhett - Thompson Square - Toby Keith - Trace Adkins - Train - Travis Tritt - Uncle Kracker - Violent Femmes - Waylon Jennings - Willie Nelson - ZZ Top 


Listen to the Waterside Music Series Playlist on Spotify!