Music

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.

BlackRock presents nationally- and internationally-recognized musical artists whose extraordinary performances receive rave reviews. Last year over 50% of our shows were sold out, so book early to be sure you get tickets to your favorites!

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

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    The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

    Bluegrass/Country | Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Forty-Five years after its original release, Pete Townshend’s The Who’s Tommy has been realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute performed by Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. This Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. Read more…
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    Cyrille Aimée

    Jazz, Swing | Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Billed by The Wall Street Journal as—“one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation” Cyrille Aimée’s unique musical vision and hybrid of Brazilian, gypsy and jazz music influences resultsin a sound that’s destined to enthrall audiences for decades to come. Read more…
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    April Verch

    Country, Folk, Roots | Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 | 7:30 PM | $17-25

    April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. The musical stylings of this world-class trio feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, and clawhammer banjo in unison with Verch’s delicate vocals, fiddle, and foot percussion. Read more…
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    The Suffers

    Jazz, R&B, Rock, Soul | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Mixing classic American soul with rock and roll, this electric 10-piece band from Houston redefines the sound of Gulf Coast soul, and packs each position of the rhythm section and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive voice. Read more…
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    Eric Bibb

    Blues | Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    A progressive preservationist and a fiery singer with true soul, gospel, and folk roots. Eric’s career has spanned five decades, 36 albums, countless radio shows and non-stop touring. He’s one of the leading bluesmen of his generation. Read more…
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    ETHEL

    Contemporary Chamber | Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $17-25

    For 20+ years this acclaimed and exciting contemporary music quartet has conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed rich multimedia concerts. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Ethel presents “Blue Dress” a program that pays homage to masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century, including Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Lainie Fefferman, Mary Ellen Childs, Anna Clyne, Pamela Z, Paola Prestini and ETHEL’s own Dorothy Lawson. Read more…
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    Lúnasa

    Celtic, World | Friday, Mar 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $37-45

    Following a sold-out performance in 2015, Lúnasa returns for another St. Patrick’s Day show. Their inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves, along with their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. Read more…
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    National String Symphonia: COMPOS(H)ERS

    Chamber, Classical | Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 | 5:00 PM | $25-33

    Founded in 2013, the National String Symphonia is a fully professional symphonic string orchestra. Read more…
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    The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet

    Americana, Folk | Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    The dynamic, Baltimore-based, father-son duo weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, and fiddles, pushing the boundaries of the traditional—and original—fiddle tunes into uncharted territory. Their creative bond and danceable groove is unmistakable. Read more…
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    Thomas Pandolfi: Lattes and Liszt

    Chamber, Classical | Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM | $10-12

    With each passing season, the utterly engaging young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi becomes more and more sought after by audiences worldwide for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Read more…
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    Raghu Dixit

    World Music | Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Strongly rooted in Indian traditions and culture, Raghu Dixit’s unique blend of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language. He is the unquestionable number one live indie act in India. Read more…
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    Thomas Pandolfi: Coffee and Chopin

    Chamber, Classical | Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM | $10-12

    With each passing season, the utterly engaging young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi becomes more and more sought after by audiences worldwide for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Read more…
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    The Seldom Scene

    Bluegrass/Country | Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $32-46

    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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    Thomas Pandolfi

    Chamber, Classical | Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $15-26

    With each passing season, the utterly engaging young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi becomes more and more sought after by audiences worldwide for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Read more…
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    Le Vent du Nord

    Québecois, World Music | Friday, May 12, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $27-35

    Considered a leading force in Québec’s progressive folk movement, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party—infusing old Québecqois with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Read more…
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    National String Symphonia: Three Suites

    Chamber, Classical | Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM | $25-33

    Now in its fourth season, the NSS is a fully professional symphonic string orchestra. This ensemble strives to increase accessibility to – and the relevance of – art music, while ensuring high caliber performances. The NSS seeks to create innovative concert experiences, and it continually explores new and creative ways of presenting music to audiences of all ages and stages. Read more…
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    Joan Osborne

    Pop/Rock | Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM | $38-50

    Widely known for her beloved hit song “(What If God Was)One of Us,” Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, the soulful vocalist and noted song interpreter is a highly sought-after collaborator and performer who has performed alongside many notable artists including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Patti Smith, and more. Read more…
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