Fri, Aug 13|
BlackRock Center for the Arts - Lawn
POSTPONED- DOMENIC CICALA & THENSOME
Fans of Domenic Cicala & Thensome as well as Shrek The Musical will be able to see both shows at our Open House, Saturday, September 18. Times TBD. Stay tuned!
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
BlackRock Center for the Arts - Lawn, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
About the Event
5 PM - Local Artist Highlight!
Neema Meena is a 21 year old singer/actress. She is studying vocal performance at Wagner College. Performing has been a passion of hers since she was a young child. Her mother placed her in a dance class when she was in elementary school in hopes of curing her shyness and getting her out of her shell. When she first hit the stage she knew that was what she wanted to keep doing forever. She loves musical theatre and participated in every show she could in high school and in community theatre in the Maryland and DC area. She believes being able to tell a story through any art form is one of life's beautiful gifts.
DOMENIC CICALA & THENSOME
6 PM - 8 PM
Hailing from the D.C. area, Domenic Cicala - A singer/songwriter with a love for the 3 minute song. Largely influenced by the holy musical trinity of Hank, Elvis and Bruce and owing all his musical acumen to the sagely philosophy of Woody Guthrie "If you play more than 2 chords you are showing off". Domenic is a Roots Rock/Americana artist who performs his own compositions as well as digging deep into the covers catalog. Domenic was recently referred to as a “newcomer”. His first public performance was in 2008 and his first record was released in 2014. The CD called "Who's Foolin Who", which garnered a Wammie nomination for “Best Roots Rock recording”, is a record that brings together many musical elements and styles from country punk waltz to Memphis style R&B to quirky folk/pop. The record features the cream of the crop of DC musicians, as well as guest appearances by Birds of Chicago and Rachel Harrington. While performing “relentlessly” as one promoter put it, Domenic put out Our Favorite Song. The record reached number 34 on the Roots Music Report chart and landed at #128 out of top 200 for 2017. Currently post-pandemic will find Domenic out on the road playing sings from the latest release Come On Over and in the studio working on the follow-up solo project.
ABOUT THE EVENT
LIVE @ The Rock is a FREE community outdoor event from 5 PM – 8 PM, every Friday night, from July 9 – August 27, 2021. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and/or blanket, purchase dinner from one of our many local restaurants, and enjoy various beverages and treats that are offered at the BlackRock bar and concessions.
This series is focused on highlighting local artists and offering a safe, enjoyable, and entertaining space for the community to come together, as we all get #Back2BlackRock.