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Music Notes

16th Annual Battle of the Bands

High schools in Anne Arundel County send their best rock band to Maryland Hall to compete in front of a packed house and pro judges. The winning band receives free studio time, radio airplay, future performance opportunities and priceless bragging rights. All proceeds go to the music departments of the top four bands with recognition for best individual musicians for each instrument. The audience selects the band with the best stage presence by Twitter voting. 5pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis. $12: 410-757-8610; www.aabattle.com.

Dan Haas plays Brian Boru

Pop and classic rock. 8pm-midnight: Severna Park: 410-975-2678; www.brianborupub.com.

Melanie & Friends play Pirate’s Cove

8pm-midnight: Galesville: 410-867-2300; www.piratescovemd.com.

Neil Bumgarner & PJ Thomas Play Sam’s

7:30pm at Sam’s on the Waterfront, Annapolis: 410-263-3600; www.samsonthewaterfront.com.

Midshipmen Classical Recital

Hear talented midshipmen instrumentalists play music by great composers. 7:30pm at USNA Chapel, Annapolis. $15: 410-293-8497; www.usna.edu/music.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason and Traffic Jam make a stop on their 50th anniversary World Tour. Doors open at 7pm; show 8pm at Maryland Hall; Annapolis $47.50-$59.50: 410-263-5544; www.davemasonmusic.com.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason and Traffic Jam make a stop on their 50th anniversary World Tour. Doors open at 7pm; show 8pm at Maryland Hall; Annapolis $47.50-$59.50: 410-263-5544; www.davemasonmusic.com

Winter Interludes • free

Hear Dana and Susan Robinson, two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing and harmony-singing Appalachian musicians interpretting the American musical experience. 7pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.library.md.us.

January Blues Concert • free

Hear local musicians perform music spanning genres and generations at the Dark of Winter to Promise of Spring concert. 2-3:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Prince Frederick; donations welcome to ­benefit Heartfelt backpacks: 410-286-0103; ysm1492@comcast.net.

Just Us at Pirate’s Cove

8pm-midnight, Galesville: 410-867-2300; www.piratescovemd.com.