Halloween parties and concerts in Baltimore 2017
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Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons--this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Baltimore has plenty going on, from metal bands to a couple weekend festivals. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.

Ray LaMontagne
Oct. 25 @ 7 p.m.
Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center - 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore,  MD 21201

Catch Ray LaMontagne on his Just Passing Through Tour--his first since 2012. Tickets are on sale now starting at $59, and platinum seating is also available.

GWAR
Oct. 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Rams Head Live! - 20 Market Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202

Check out GWAR, on the road now on their Blood of Gods Tour, in support of the album of the same name out Oct. 20--and the tour includes a Baltimore stop on Oct. 26, along with Ghoul, Doyle, and U.S. Bastards. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS for just $22, making it an affordably creepy night. Premium seating is also available. 

Days of Darkness Festival
Oct. 28-29 @ 1 p.m.
Rams Head Live! - 20 Market Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202

Does it get much more perfect than a festival called Days of Darkness just in time for Halloween? Not really. The two-day festival takes place at Rams Head Live!, and both the full lineup and tickets can be found right here on AXS--and they'll set you back 52 bucks.

Halloween 2017
Oct. 28 @ 8 p.m.
Maryland Science Center - 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

Kick off Halloween weekend with Halloween 2017, a full night of live music featuring multiple acts across multiple stages--including a stage of just tribute acts, perfect for a holiday dedicated to dressing in costume. And of course they'll be having a costume contest, too. With the festival in its sixth year, it just keeps getting bigger and more fun. General-admission tickets are $35, while VIP tickets are $70.

Japandroids
Oct. 30 @ 8 p.m.
Rams Head Live! - 20 Market Pl., Baltimore, MD 21202

Have a fun night just before Halloween with sets from both Japandroids and Cloud Nothings on Oct. 30 at Rams Head Live! Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS for $25, and premium seating is also available. Get yourself amped for the show with these 10 best songs by Japandroids.