M3 Rock Festival 2024 kicks off Saturday, May 4th with performances from Queensrÿche, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Last In Line, Quiet Riot, Lynch Mob, Doro, Aldo Nova, Child’s Play, Fan Halen, and more. It’s the 15th year at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Fifteen years of rock n’ roll; 15 years of fellowship and fandom, and 15 years of unforgettable face-melting performances. It’s time to ‘Take Hold Of The Flame’ with another jam-packed weekend of internationally-renowned hard rock and heavy metal on May 4th and May 5th, 2024.  Tickets are on sale through ticketmaster.com.

The two day festival continues on Sunday, May 5th, featuring performances by Night Ranger, Stryper, Y&T, Faster Pussycat, Cold Sweat, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Sun Dogs before closing out the night with a full headlining set by Bret Michaels and special guest Dee Snider with a once-in-a-lifetime M3 exclusive encore jam session featuring anyone and everyone from this year’s lineup.

 “I’m truly excited to be back at M3,” said Bret Michaels, Sunday’s headliner. “It’s a great rock festival, and I promise you I’m bringing all killer hits, no filler, and a big show! I want the fans to unleash their inner Rockstar.”

And, in advance of M3, get ready for the Ultimate Acoustic Rock Show featuring Pete Evick and Dean Cramer from Bret Michaels Band. Don’t miss out on this electrifying event on  Friday, May 3 when they return to The Collective Encore, just steps from the Merriweather Lakehouse and Merriweather Post Pavilion. Secure your spot and be part of the rock sensation here!

Over the past 15 years, M3 has become more than a festival; it’s an ‘80s arena rock experience. Drawing diehard fans from six continents, 30 countries, and every state, M3 has evolved into an annual pilgrimage for those who grew up with ‘80s rock (a genre of music now referred to as the “new classic rock”) as well as for younger fans who embrace the fun and excitement of the glam metal era.

Tickets can also be purchased at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 9:30 Club, The Anthem, and Lincoln Theatre during normal box office hours.  For more information, visit ticketmaster.com or M3RockFest.com.  Wondering what to expect, check out our pre-party and M3 coverage from last year.

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Watch for continued coverage of local shows and regional shows with Faster Pussycat, Judas Priest and Sabaton, Queensryche and Armored Saint, Uriah Heep and Saxon, and more.  In May, of course, you’ll find us at the M3 Rock Festival in Baltimore.

Coverage by Editor and founder Kara Marie Uhrlen posted on 4/17/2024.  All event photos by photographer Kara Uhrlen and The Pure Rock Shop.