A new Grace Kelly is making news: a 20 year-old “Music Fusion Master” who reflects the diversity of young jazz artists. Kelly is a singer, songwriter, saxophonist and dynamic performer who melds her background in jazz with groove, pop and bits of world music. At age 16, Kelly became the youngest ever musician voted onto […]

When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Maya de Vitry on fiddle and Oliver Craven on guitar began […]

Do you enjoy Latin beat? Do you like salsa dancing? This interactive 45-minute program takes participants on a journey of different rhythms and melodies including Argentinean Tangos, Cuban Boleros, Caribbean Rumbas, and Venezuelan Joropos. Audiences will learn various rhythmic patterns, dance steps and the origin of many of these genres and how they relate to […]

With its captivating sound, Dalí Quartet is today’s freshest voice in Classical and Latin-American music. Anchored in both Venezuela’s El Sistema and in American classical conservatory traditions, this exciting young quartet combines the best of both worlds. Named for famous Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, this Philadelphia-based ensemble pushes the boundaries of imagination with rhythm and […]

You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Tommy James and the Shondells. Carly Simon. Cat Stevens. Elton John. Jim Croce. Come see The Hit Men, an amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing all of your favorite songs — from “Oh What a Night”, “Who […]

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930’s. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath […]

Dar Williams is a singer-songwriter specializing in pop folk and a frequent performer at folk festivals. Plain spokenly heartfelt yet inspired & ambitious, Williams stands as one of the most prolific & endearing singer-songwriters of contemporary folk. She has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, The Nields and Shawn […]

This is a sign language-interpreted performance. Preferred seating is available for those who need interpretation. For more information, please email our Patron Services at info@blackrockcenter.org  or call 301.528.2260. Rooted in African American history and culture, Sweet Honey In The Rock® ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through a cappella and American Sign […]

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 […]

  Meet Loston Harris. His piano playing has been described as “percussive” with “incredibly fluid”. His vocals noted by New York Times as “suave.” For more than a decade Loston has headlined at the Legendary Bemelmans Bar located in The Carlyle in Manhattan’s storied Upper East Side, has a legacy of hosting great cabaret and […]