Sat, Jan 29 | BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage

Burns Night Celebration with MacMillan Pipe Band

Elevate the evening by joining us at 6:30 PM for some Burns Night inspired activities, hors d'oeuvres, and tingle your tastebuds with premium whiskies! A 8 PM audiences will enjoy a 2-hour performance by the award-winning MacMillan Pipe Band!
Burns Night Celebration with MacMillan Pipe Band

Time & Location

Jan 29, 2022, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

About the Event

Saturday, January 29, 2022

6:30 PM – Burns Night festivities in the BlackBox Theater *additional fee*

8:00 PM – Performance in the MainStage


Elevate the evening by joining us at 6:30 PM for some Burns Night inspired activities, hors d'oeuvres, and tingle your  tastebuds with premium whiskies!

WHAT IS BURNS NIGHT? Burns Night is considered to be Scotland’s “other national day”, alongside St Andrew’s Day in November. Celebrated on the same date each year, the night gives a nod to the life and work of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Burns Night is a staple celebration in the Scots calendar, and for good reason. The annual festivities are a welcome excuse for a feast, music, dancing, and boasting about Scotland’s cultural contribution to the world. The first Burns Night was celebrated over 200 years ago, but its popularity has only grown over the years, with traditions passed down from generation to generation.


Join us for an evening of traditional and contemporary music from all over the world – including classics such as Scotland the Brave and Amazing Grace, American standards like Shenandoah, and world class jigs, reels and more! The MacMillan Pipe Band of the Greater Washington, D.C. region is one of the Unit-ed States’ most successful competitive traditional Scottish ensembles. From local performances in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia to the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, MacMillan is the torch-bearer for a long history of world-class bagpipe and drum music from the U.S. Capitol area, with nearly a dozen world champion musicians in their ranks.


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