Photo via Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals/Facebook

May brings us spring showers, and a stacked lineup of jazz-influenced, genre-bending artists playing the Inner Harbor, headlined by Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals.

Paak, who last month took home a Grammy for his energetic, trap-charged 2018 rap single “Bubblin,” also serves as the drummer and frontman for his eponymous group. They’ll be playing MECU Pavilion on May 28, part of a spring tour in support of his newly announced upcoming album “Ventura.”

They’ll be joined by some headliner-worthy openers, too, including virtuoso funk-soul bassist Thundercat for the entire journey, and in stints across the country by Los Angeles rapper Earl Sweatshirt (including here in Baltimore). This will mark the second springtime stop in Baltimore for Sweatshirt (née Thebe Kgositsile), as he’s playing Soundstage in harbor this month.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10 a.m. There are a few pre-sales already underway as of this morning for Ticketmaster Verified Fans, and starting tomorrow morning for American Express cardholders.

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Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...