From classical to klezmer, and everything in between, BlackRock presents nationally- and internationally-recognized musical artists whose extraordinary performances receive rave reviews.

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    The Seldom Scene

    Bluegrass/Country | Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $36

    It’s been over 40 years since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions in a Bethesda basement, The Seldom Scene have become one of the single greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass while setting a new standard and attracting new audiences to the genre. Legends in the DC-area, their performances include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop. Read more…
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    Black Violin

    Classical, Family, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B | Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 | 3:00 PM | $26

    Virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Will B are Black Violin—a dynamic duo of high-energy, classically trained musicians renowned for their ability to meld highbrow and pop culture into a single genre-busting act. Their electrifying style mines the synergy among classical, jazz, blues, R&B and hip-hop. Whether you lean toward Bach or Beyoncé, Black Violin is sure to enthrall… and rock the house. Read more…
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    Black Violin – School Matinee

    Classical, Family, Pop, R&B, Rock | Monday, Feb 9, 2015 | 10:30 AM | $8

    This performance is a weekday school matinee. Tickets are not on sale to the public at this time. Please call the box office for more information: 240.912.1058. Read more…
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    Guy Davis & Eric Bibb: Blues Troubadours

    Blues, Jazz | Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $28

    GRAMMY-nominee Eric Bibb and W.C. Handy Award-winner Guy Davis join their formidable blues lineages to celebrate and preserve the core of the blues today. Each with his own distinctive voice and style, these two blues veterans will perform their own sets, collaborate on several numbers, and come together for a rousing joint finale—a blues troubadour-lover’s dream! Read more…
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    Le Vent du Nord

    Folk, Québecois, Roots, World Music | Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $28

    Considered a driving force in Quebec’s progressive folk movement, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party—infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Read more…
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    Celtic, World Music | Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $28

    Lúnasa are internationally acknowledged as being the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times. The band’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. The recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while the blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. It’s no wonder that Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.” Read more…
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    Aztec Two-Step: Classic Duos

    Americana, Folk | Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $32

    One of acoustic music’s most popular and enduring acts, Aztec Two-Step continues to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies. In this special evening, along with performing their own Aztec Two-Step classics, they’ll also pay tribute to Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. Read more…
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    Beijing Guitar Duo

    Chamber, World Music | Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 | 3:00 PM | $26

    The Beijing Guitar Duo, composed of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, is widely noted for its outstanding technique and artistic musicality of classical guitar repertoire. Read more…
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    Fatoumata Diawara

    World Music | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $26

    Perpetuating Mali’s rich musical tradition, Fatoumata Diawara presents a joyous mix of the vibrant and understated, combining songs about love, politics and empowerment with arresting melodies soaring over intricate guitar and drum arrangements. Read more…
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    Steep Canyon Rangers

    Bluegrass/Country | Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 | 5:00 PM | $36

    From Asheville, NC, the Steep Canyon Rangers are a Grammy Award-winning acoustic Bluegrass group that has a stellar reputation for performing original songs and arrangements that hold on to the essence of what makes bluegrass viable while subtly reinventing it with their own unique sound. Read more…
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    Justin Roberts

    Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

    Family | Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM | $15

    With numerous national awards and recognition—and a very devoted fan base—Justin and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene, dishing out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents. Read more…
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    Boxcar Lillies

    Americana, Bluegrass/Country, Folk | Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $26

    The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, electric bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard, opening for legendary performers like Bill Staines and The Seldom Scene. Read more…
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    Suzanne Vega

    Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $42

    Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the indie folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Whether it’s her hit song “Tom’s Diner,” “Luka” or “Small Blue Thing,” her work is as immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 20 years ago. Read more…
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