EVENTS & PERFORMANCES FOR ALL

Bringing together community, culture, and creativity through a wide range of events and performances from across all artistic disciplines. 

exceptional creative experiences for all interests and ages

BlackRock is the premier site in Upcounty Montgomery County Maryland for musical, theatrical, dance, and cultural events and performances. We have several event spaces, but all are built with accessibility, community, inclusivity, and intimacy in mind. 

When operating in full capacity, BlackRock hosts more than 40,000 people per the year and features top regional, national, and international touring talent across all performing art disciplines. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

  • Noel Notes
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Enjoy dance excerpts from The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, performed by Essence Studios, Dance & Performing Arts, in conjunction with Hope Garden Children’s Ballet Theatre.
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  • Noel Notes
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Enjoy dance excerpts from The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, performed by Essence Studios, Dance & Performing Arts, in conjunction with Hope Garden Children’s Ballet Theatre.
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  • A Cool Yule with Mark G. Meadows & The Movement
    Dec 16, 7:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Join local award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Mark G. Meadows, as he creates a unifying sound with his band, The Movement. The son of a gospel and jazz vocalist, Meadows combines jazz, R&B, hip-hop, funk, and gospel into a harmonic blend that is fresh and exciting.
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  • Club BlackRock: 80's and 90's Classic Hip-Hop
    Dec 17, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    And if you don't know, now you know...
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  • Mousey Thompson & the James Brown Experience
    Jan 14, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Globally respected, Robert “Mousey” Thompson is best known for his work as a drummer for the original master showman and the late "Godfather of Soul" James Brown. With James Brown’s Soul Generals, Thompson has circled the globe countless times, performing for millions upon millions of die-hard fans.
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  • Club Blackrock: Brazilian Carnival
    Jan 20, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    If you are looking to feel the Carioca soul of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, join BlackRock for the dance party of the season!
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  • MacMillan Pipe Band
    Feb 04, 2023, 7:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Enjoy a 2-hour performance by the award-winning MacMillan Pipe Band!
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  • Children of the Gospel
    Feb 11, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Formed in 1993, Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir (COTG) is one of Washington Performing Arts’s resident ensembles.
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  • The String Queens
    Feb 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Praised for its “authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound”, The String Queens (TSQ) is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine!
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  • Red Hot Chili Pipers
    Mar 15, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    The world's most famous bagpipe band performs 'Bagrock' at BlackRock!
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  • Club BlackRock: La Unica St. Patty's Jam
    Mar 17, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Traditional Irish music is known for its catchy melodies, but when a good Irish session really gets going, an implied, hypnotic rhythm appears. Latin music, known for its various rhythms and awesome percussion, gets people dancing.
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  • Dreamgirls, a BlackRock production
    Apr 28, 2023, 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars.
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  • Club BlackRock: Reggae Splash Bash
    May 12, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Roots rock reggae! Join BlackRock for the dance party that celebrates roots music with a dance club mix.
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  • Club BlackRock: Prince Dance Party
    Jun 10, 2023, 9:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    With a full dance party in the BlackBox featuring DJ Dredd whom the Washington Post calls "Washington's foremost Princeologist," the space will be heating up with funk, rock, pop, soul, jazz, electronic, and rap to pay tribute to an artist who was as fluid and as captivating as purple rain.​
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  • Ladies of Hip Hop Drag Show
    Nov 12, 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Hosted by Tula, this show features nothing but the hottest hip hop tracks and the most beautiful drag queens. Be dazzled by their gorgeous outfits and their elegant makeup as they bring drag performance to the next level.
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  • 10 Seconds, a free play presented by Imagination Stage
    Nov 11, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    A play about what it means to be young black men in the city.
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VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

Together, apart. A common phrase in the time of quarantine but so  needed--as are the arts. Our team remains committed to producing high-quality virtual performances that our beloved supporters can enjoy anytime, anywhere, with anyone.