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

    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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    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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    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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    15th Anniversary Celebration 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fatoumata Diawara & Elikeh

    World Music | Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $21-35

    A joyous mix of the vibrant and understated, combining songs and rhythms about love, global themes and empowerment with arresting melodies soaring over intricate guitar and drum arrangements. Music inspired by Wassoulou tradition, Togolese rhythms, jazz, rock and blues producing a unique contemporary folk sound, with a distinctly African spin. Read more…
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    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Bluegrass/Country, Western Swing | Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 8:00 PM | $21-35

    A BlackRock Debut – the Hot Club of Cowtown has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away.” Read more…
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