Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by Shantel

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Marco Benevento shakes up The 8×10 on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Shantel M. Breen)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

This year has been a music filled year for me.  I have managed to make it to over 80 shows in 2018 and some of these shows I had the pleasure of reviewing for Parklife DC.  As I wrap up my concert calendar for this year, I started reflecting on my most memorable shows for 2018.  I focused on shows that I felt were excited to photograph or the performance left an impression on me.  In most cases, the shows in my Top 10 were the first time seeing the band perform and consequently, winning me over as a new fan.  Listed in chronological order, my Top 10 will take you through 2018 and hopefully remind you of some great musical memories as well!

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Snapshots: Snail Mail w/ Shame, Romantic States @ Ottobar — 3/21/18

Snail Mail at the Ottobar - Baltimore 3/21/2018
Snail Mail performs at the Ottobar on March 21, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

Lindey Jordan returned to Baltimore with her band Snail Mail to play a sold-out show as the headlining act at the Ottobar Wednesday.  Despite a March snowstorm that came through the area earlier in the day, the Ottobar was packed with fans who braved the weather to enjoy the show!

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