Performances

Old and new, tried and true audience favorites. Music from around the world. Performances perfect for the little ones – and much, much more all on stage at BlackRock starting this fall. Prices are all-inclusive for the 2017-2018 Season.

Interested in taking a group to see the show? Groups of ten or more get a discount. Call Patron Services at 301.528.2260 or email info@blackrockcenter.org to take advantage of this offer.

So Much to See, So Much to Do, So Close to Home

    BlackRock Independent Film Series Package

    Film | Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $36

    Are you a film lover? Save $1 off per film by purchasing admission to all six sessions of our BlackRock Independent Film Series! Read more…
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    DEEJ

    Film | Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $7

    A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. The documentary film Deej, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live in inclusion. Read more…
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    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    brass, Funk, Soul | Friday, Oct 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $21-39

    BlackRock proudly debuts Hypnotic Brass Ensemble for its 2017-18 season opener. Comprised of the Seven Sons Of Jazz Great Phil Cohran, These Blood Brothers Come From An Extraordinary Musical Family. Read more…
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    Sweet Honey in the Rock

    A cappella, Music | Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM | $29-55

    Making their BlackRock debut, Sweet Honey In The Rock® a cappella ensemble remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever relevant musical collectives in music today; as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. Read more…
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    Oil & Water

    Film | Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $7

    OIL & WATER follows two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while David attempts to revolutionize the oil industry. Their journeys lead them to explore a more just future for people around the world born with oil beneath their feet. Read more…
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    Julie Fowlis

    Celtic, Family, Folk | Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $29-43

    Celtic music, always a favorite at BlackRock, reaches new heights in the hands of Julie Fowlis. She is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who is deeply influenced by her early upbringing in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. Read more…
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    Etienne Charles: Creole Soul

    Jazz | Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $29-43

    “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism” -Jazz Times. Well-versed as a recording artist, composer, arranger, Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, Etienne Charles is a multi-facited jazz artist who speaks a vast variety of musical dialects in an improvisation-fueled setting with the expertise and knowledge to match. Read more…
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    The Amazing Max: VIP Magic Experience

    Family, Magic | Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 | 10:15 AM | $30

    Your child will gain access to the VIP Magic Experience 45 minutes before the start of the show where they will receive special memorabilia and participate in a magic lesson with Amazing Max’s Assistant before making their way to priority front row seating for the show! Read more…
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    The Amazing Max

    Family, Magic | Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 | 11:00 AM | $9-27

    A funny and awe-inspiring magic show for the whole family. While the show is recommended for ages 3 and up, adult audiences will find themselves pleasantly surprised and equally entertained! Read more…
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    The Amazing Max: VIP Magic Experience

    Family, Magic | Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 | 2:15 PM | $15

    Your child will gain access to the VIP Magic Experience 45 minutes before the start of the show where they will receive special memorabilia and participate in a magic lesson with Amazing Max’s Assistant before making their way to priority front row seating for the show! Read more…
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    The Amazing Max

    Family, Magic | Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 | 3:00 PM | $9-27

    A funny and awe-inspiring magic show for the whole family. While the show is recommended for ages 3 and up, adult audiences will find themselves pleasantly surprised and equally entertained! Read more…
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    ETHEL

    Contemporary Chamber | Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM | $24-28

    For 20+ years this acclaimed and exciting contemporary music quartet has conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed rich multimedia concerts. ETHEL will bring their program “Grace,” which connotes effortless beauty and charm, goodwill, a favor, and a reprieve. This program is a journey to redemption through music. Read more…
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    Mind/Game

    Film | Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $7

    A 3-time NCAA champ and Number One draft pick in the WNBA, Chamique Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career—until her long-suppressed battle with mental disorders emerged to derail her career and threaten her life. Mind/Game intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks, and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate. Read more…
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    Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

    Comedy | Friday, Nov 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $17-29

    Hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles, the Upright Citizen Brigade cast consists of the “next wave” of comedy superstars from the theatre that brought you Amy Poehler (SNL), Horatio Sanz, Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Ed Helms (The Daily Show, The Office), Rob Riggle (SNL, Daily Show), Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel (Best Week Ever), and many, many more. Read more…
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    Sammy Miller and the Congregation

    Jazz | Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $21-35

    A BlackRock debut of “joyful jazz” that is sure to warm your heart and fill the room. A culmination of serious talent, artistry and experience led by one passionate and thoughtful bandleader, Sammy Miller and The Congregation is sure to pull you in and take you back all in one soulful performance. Read more…
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    Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas

    Celtic, Holiday, World Music | Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $29-51

    BlackRock is thrilled to have Cherish the Ladies returning to its stages for a third season following sell-out performances! With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package Read more…
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    Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas

    Celtic, Holiday, World Music | Sunday, Dec 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM | $29-51

    BlackRock is thrilled to have Cherish the Ladies returning to its stages for a third season following sell-out performances! With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package Read more…
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    Ivy League of Comedy: Battle of the Sexes

    Stand-up Comedy | Friday, Feb 2, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $17 – 25

    Two male comics, two female comics, one each married and single, talking about relationships and other wonders. Pre-celebrate Valentine’s Day (or don’t!) with tales of love and not-love, bad dinners and good dates, broken cars and unbroken dreams. Read more…
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    The Steel Wheels

    Americana, Folk, Roots | Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $29-39

    The Steel Wheels return to BlackRock after a sold-out performance in 2014. The dynamic four-piece string band has captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Read more…
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    School Matinee: Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny

    Field Trip | Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 | 10:15 AM | $10

    Based on the classic children’s books by Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia – creators of the sold-out 2014 performances of Fancy Nancy the Musical at BlackRock. The hour-long staged adaptation brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. Read more…
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