Don’t Back Down, Maryland's premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band energizes audiences with songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 13-albums, plus solo albums, Mud Crutch and Traveling Wilburys. Mark O’Dell Chris Huntington, John Nichols, Tom Sabia, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper
Don’t Back Down, Maryland's premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band energizes audiences with songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 13-albums, plus solo albums, Mud Crutch and Traveling Wilburys. Mark O’Dell Chris Huntington, John Nichols, Tom Sabia, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper

Whether the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has been the sound track to your life, or you’re just looking for an exciting live rock experience, look no further than Maryland’s premier Tom Petty tribute band, Don’t Back Down.

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Through accomplished musicianship and enthusiastic delivery, Don’t Back Down energizes audiences with a diverse mix of songs from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ extensive 41-year, 13-album repertoire, including tracks from Tom Petty’s three solo albums, Mud Crutch and The Traveling Wilburys.

Don’t Back Down was formed in 2017 by a handful of seasoned Baltimore-based musicians who share a mutual love and respect for one of the most prolific songwriters of our time and for the band that produced one of the greatest American rock catalogues in history.

Don’t Back Down band members include: Mark O’Dell on guitar and lead vocals; Chris Huntington on lead guitar and vocals; Jeremy Robinson on bass and vocals; Tom Sabia on drums; and special guests, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper and Rick Aurich on keyboards and vocals.

Through accomplished musicianship and enthusiastic delivery, Don’t Back Down energizes audiences with a diverse mix of songs from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ extensive 41-year, 13-album repertoire, including tracks from Tom Petty’s three solo albums, Mud Crutch and The Traveling Wilburys.

Don’t Back Down was formed in 2017 by a handful of seasoned Baltimore-based musicians who share a mutual love and respect for one of the most prolific songwriters of our time and for the band that produced one of the greatest American rock catalogues in history.

Don’t Back Down band members include: Mark O’Dell on guitar and lead vocals; Chris Huntington on lead guitar and vocals; Jeremy Robinson on bass and vocals; Tom Sabia on drums; and special guests, Mike Ward, Evan Cooper and Rick Aurich on keyboards and vocals.

It is with great humility and respect that Don’t Back Down strives to present audiences with truly authentic versions of these great songs — keeping the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers alive in the hearts of life-long fans, new fans and budding rock musicians everywhere.

2023 SHOWS

Have Love WILL Travel

FEB 11
The State Theater
Havre DeGrace, MD
MAR 18
United Airlines Rock-n-Roll Marathon
Washington, D.C.
JUNE 1
Reston Metro Plaza
Reston, VA
AUG 4
Reston Metro Plaza
Reston, VA
AUG 11
Rockville Town Square
Rockville, MD
AUG 24
West End Fair
Gilbert, PA

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View Past '21 & '22 Shows

JAN 14
The State Theater
Havre DeGrace, MD
July 14
Reston Station
Reston, VA
APRIL 30
Kooper's North
Lutherville, MD
MAY 13
The State Theater
Havre DeGrace, MD
Aug 25
West End Fair
Gilbert, PA
Sept 9
Rockville Town Square
Rockville, MD
Sept 23
Gratz Fair
Gratz, PA
Nov 19
Sidelines Bar & Grill
Glen Burnie, MD
THURS JUL 29 – 6-8P
Corporate Event
Washington, DC
SAT AUG 14 – 6-8PM
(Acoustic Duo)
Pentagon Row, Arlington, VA
SUN AUG 22 – 1PM
Tolchester Marina / Shanty Bar
Chestertown, MD
SAT FEB 15 - 9PM
Hollywood Casino
Charles Town, WV
SUN JUN 7 – 6PM
Ladew Gardens
Monkton, MD
FR JUL 3 – 8PM
Dundalk Heritage Fair
Dundalk, MD
THURS JUL 9 – 10PM
The Purple Moose Saloon
Ocean City, MD
THURS AUG 20 – 10PM
The Purple Moose Saloon
Ocean City, MD
SUN AUG 23 – 1PM
Tolchester Marina / Shanty Bar
Chestertown, MD

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For booking inquiries please contact:

Head-On Entertainment, Inc.

Baltimore, MD
410.903.8634 (office)
headonent@gmail.com

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