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

    15th Anniversary Celebration Launch with the Hot Sardines

    Blues, Jazz, Reception | Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM | $60-80

    BlackRock celebrates its 15th Anniversary of sharing the arts with the community!  Join us for a featured performance by the Hot Sardines along with cake and a champagne toast to ring in another 15 years of BlackRock rooted in the community.  Then, stick around a while in our beautiful lobby for an opportunity to meet and greet with the members of The Hot Sardines.  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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    School Matinee: Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny

    Field Trip | Friday, Feb 9, 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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    Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny

    Family, Puppetry, Theater | Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 | 11:00 AM | $15

    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 “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” 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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    globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music

    World Music | Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $21-35

    The New Golden Age of Latin Music is being created right here in the United States. The Mexican-American communities of Arizona and California have emerged as hotbeds of musical creativity, merging styles that reflect the changing borders and shared cultural identities between Mexico and the United States. Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras are two of today’s most exciting bands, forging inspired new paths for the fabled Latin sound. Read more…
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    Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny

    Family, Puppetry, Theater | Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 | 3:00 PM | $15

    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 “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” 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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    LITTLE STONES

    Film | Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $7

    LITTLE STONES weaves together the personal stories of four women artists, from across the world, who dedicate their lives to empowering women and survivors of gender based violence. They use their unique art forms to express and help eradicate the atrocities of domestic violence, human trafficking, extreme poverty, and female genital mutilation. Read more…
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    Pinkalicious the Musical

    Family, Musical Theater | Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 | 1:00 PM | $18-24

    Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, and eventually develops Pinkititis—an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe! When her hue goes too far, Pinkalicious must find a way out of this predicament. Read more…
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    Pinkalicious Cupcake Tea Party

    Family, Pre-Show Party | Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 | 2:30 PM | $15

    Come dressed in your most pinkatastic attire to join Pinkalicious and her friends for a pre-show party with delicious, pinkariffic cupcakes before the 2:30 PM performance of Vital Theatre Company’s Pinkalicious the Musical . Read more…
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    Pinkalicious the Musical

    Family, Musical Theater | Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $18-24

    Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, and eventually develops Pinkititis—an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe! When her hue goes too far, Pinkalicious must find a way out of this predicament. Read more…
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    Ivy League of Comedy: Fabulously Funny Females

    Stand-up Comedy | Friday, Mar 9, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $17 – 25

    Celebrate International Women’s Month with The Ivy League of Comedy’s Fabulously Funny Females! Three hilarious comedians bring their brilliant wit to Blackrock Center for the Arts. Read more…
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    Dervish

    Celtic, Family, Folk, World Music | Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 | 7:00 PM | $25-35

    Dervish is a high-energy Irish band that is just plain hot. Anticipate phenomenal, virtuosic drumming and vocals from Cathy Jordan and some awesome accordion, fiddle and flute playing. Read more…
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    Big Sonia

    Film | Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $7

    “Natonal treasure”, local celebrity, Holocaust Survivor – Sonia (90) has just been served an evicton notice for the last (and most popular) shop left in a dying suburban mall. Following Sonia on the motivational speaker circuit (even as she navigates her own struggles) BIG SONIA explores what it means to be a survivor. Will you let your trauma define you? Or will your past make you stronger? Read more…
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    Seldom Scene

    Bluegrass/Country | Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $32-45

    Over 40 years since they played together at jam sessions in a Bethesda basement, The Seldom Scene have become one of the greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass. Their performances include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop. Read more…
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    Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

    Blues, Rock | Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $25-35

    For nearly two decades, the Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret.  Then one day, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start the hard soul collective, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. Read more…
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    Beau Soir Ensemble

    Chamber, Classical | Sunday, Apr 8, 2018 | 4:00 PM | $15-25

    The Beau Soir Ensemble is a flute, viola, and harp trio from the Washington, DC area dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire spanning a variety of musical genres. Known for their exciting performance style and diverse programming, this ensemble continues to attract a strong fan base through its acclaimed performances. Read more…
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