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2014 Summer Spirit Festival
Aug 2: Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy.,
Columbia. 3 p.m. $46-125.

David Gray
Aug 7: Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy.,
Columbia. 3 p.m. $46-125.

Aug 9: Pier Six Pavilion,
731 Eastern Ave.
6:30 p.m. $35-75.

Silopanna Music Festival
Aug 16: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General’s Hwy., Annapolis.
11 a.m. $59.50-175.

Hot August Music Festival
Aug 16: Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville.
11 a.m. $59-169.

Aug 26: Pier Six Pavilion,
731 Eastern Ave. 
6:30 p.m. $35-350.

Liner Notes & Key Tracks

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monáe, and Talib Kweli are billed to play this festival of hip-hop and R&B heavyweights. Key Tracks: “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (Lauryn Hill) and “Tightrope” (Janelle Monáe).

Multi-platinum British songsmith David Gray burst onto the scene with his album White Ladder, and continues his tradition of thoughtful songwriting on his new album Mutineers. Key Tracks: “This Year’s Love” and “Babylon.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson deliver hard-rock hits spanning their four-decade career. Key Tracks: “Barracuda” and “Crazy On You.”

Alt-rock greats The Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional, Matt and Kim, and more gather at this Annapolis summertime show. Key Tracks: “Do You Realize??” (The Flaming Lips) and “Hands Down” (Dashboard Confessional).

Join Old Crow Medicine Show, Nickel Creek, Dr. Dog, and other Americana, funk, soul, and blues bands at this eclectic Baltimore County festival. Key Tracks: “Wagon Wheel” (Old Crow Medicine Show) and “Shadow People” (Dr. Dog). 

These classic rock legends have earned their stripes with their multi-platinum albums and slew of sing-along hits. Key Tracks: “More Than A Feeling” and “Foreplay/Longtime.”