Performances

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. NEW THIS YEAR: NO ADDITIONAL TICKET FEES! Prices are all-inclusive for the 2016-2017 Season.

The 2016 Summer Concert lineup has been announced! Summer Concerts will be performed on the BlackRock front lawn, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the BlackRock Mainstage. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the up-to-date performance information.

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    U.S. Navy Band: The Cruisers

    Free, Summer Concerts | Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 | 7:00 PM | $Free

    As the US Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers. Formed in 1999 as a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, the Cruisers are under the leadership of drummer, Senior Chief Musician Leon Alexander. The group takes its name from the Navy’s versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship – the Cruiser – and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz and standards, rhythm and blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop, as well as original materi-al. This elite group has engaged and excited audiences of all ages throughout the US and abroad with world-class musicianship and high-energy, fun-filled performances. Read more…
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    Sweet Dreams

    Film | Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 | 4:00 PM | $6

    The members of Rwanda’s first and only all women’s drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya—made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide—decide to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda’s first ever ice cream shop. Read more…
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    Buckwheat Zydeco

    Creole, Zydeco | Friday, Sep 23, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $34-44

    Buckwheat Zydeco—the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music—brought this unique sound into the musical mainstream. No other Zydeco artist has come close to selling as many records or exposing the music to more people around the world. Read more…
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    National String Symphonia: Vaughan Williams – Five Variants

    Chamber, Classical | Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 | 7:00 PM | $25-33

    Founded in 2013, the National String Symphonia is a fully professional symphonic string orchestra. Read more…
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    Pinkalicious Cupcake Tea Party

    Family, Pre-Show Party | Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 | 1:30 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 | Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 | 2:30 PM | $15-26

    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 the Musical

    Family, Musical Theater | Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 | 4:30 PM | $15-26

    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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    District Comedy

    Stand-up Comedy | Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 | 8:30 PM | $14-26

    Returning to BlackRock after three years of sell-out performances, District Comedy features some of the best local talent in DC’s burgeoning comedy scene. Expect the unexpected…and the hilarious. Read more…
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    Chelsey Green & the Green Project

    Chamber, Jazz, Soul | Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $25-35

    High-energy jazz, funk, and soul performance ensemble that fuses classical technique with modern styles and tears down all stereotypes of the violin and viola in the process. Read more…
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    Tom Rush

    Blues, Folk | Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $36-50

    With a distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice, Tom Rush is both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are a musical celebration filled with masterfully told stories, sweet ballads, and gritty blues. Read more…
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    You Belong to Me

    Film | Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 | 4:00 PM | $6

    Exploring a case that has haunted jurors and prosecutors for decades, this film unveils hidden practices, exposes the truth of what it meant to be an African-American in the Jim Crow South, and examines the long road to healing. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice-Field Trip)

    Field Trip | Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 | 10:30 AM | $10-12

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice-Field Trip)

    Field Trip | Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 | 10:30 AM | $10-12

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice)

    Contemporary Circus | Friday, Oct 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $30-44

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice)

    Contemporary Circus | Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $30-44

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    A Simple Space (Audience Choice-Family Show)

    Contemporary Circus | Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 | 3:00 PM | $30-44

    The wildly popular, multi-award winning Australian acrobatics ensemble Gravity & Other Myths pushes their limits in a performance that is raw, frantic and delicate—and so intimate you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment. Read more…
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    Las Cafeteras

    Hip Hop, Punk, Urban Folk | Friday, Nov 4, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $12-15

    With a distinctive urban folk blend of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia, and rock Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm by remixing roots music. They use inspiring lyrics to tell stories of a community who is looking for love & fights for political justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Read more…
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    Edmar Castañeda

    Chamber, Jazz, World | Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $20 – 32

    Columbian Harpist Edmar Castañeda takes the stage with a force that rivals even the most celebrated flamenco guitarist. With his virtuosic command of the electric harp, Casteñada revolutionizes the way audiences and critics alike consider the instrument. Read more…
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    Kathy Mattea

    Country | Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $34-50

    This Grammy Award winning singer draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots, weaving bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences through her music. Her albums have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. Her concerts contain new material alongside Top 20 radio hits. Read more…
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    Coreyah

    Folk, Korean Indie | Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 | 5:00 PM | $18-30

    This sextet’s unique, freewheeling, polystylistic vision of Korean traditional music charts an adventurous course where Pansori (a traditional Korean style of narrative song) and Sinawi (a Korean Traditional Improvisation Ensemble) meet folk, indie and funk in a mesmerizing combination. Read more…
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