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
  • Closing Reception: The Power of Patience
    Closing Reception: The Power of Patience
    Oct 28, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Please join us for the closing reception of The Power of Patience, curated by Anne Burton, which will also include a guided meditation at 6:45 pm.
  • Lil' Pumpkins Festival
    Oct 30, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
  • Closing Reception: Quotable Quarantine
    Closing Reception: Quotable Quarantine
    Oct 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Celebrate 156 artworks by local youth artists responding to an invitation to create a work inspired by their quarantine experience during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus meet and greet the new Gallery Director, Rula Jones!
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – Movie Night with Audience Participation!
    Oct 30, 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    The cult following The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), or audience participation, is a cultural phenomenon surrounding the large fan base of enthusiastic participants of the movie!
  • Tula Drag Cabaret
    Nov 06, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Following 2019’s sold-out show,one of Washington’s leading divas – Tula – is back for a spook-tacular drag evening. Tula and her queens come dressed to kill as they make audiences laugh, cry, and tear down the house with their songs, style and sass.
  • Inscape Chamber Orchestra presents: “The Quiet One”
    Nov 07, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Enjoy an incredible evening of live music by the GRAMMY nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra, performing the score from the "The Quiet One", Ulysses Kay's first film score, written in 1948. The film tells the story of a lonely young boy growing up in Harlem.
  • The Ivy League of Comedy feat. Myq Kaplan, Michele Balan, and Shaun Eli!
    Nov 12, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    The Ivy League of Comedy brings you stand-up comedy’s funniest and brightest. This hilarious comedy show is as perfect for entertaining your clients as for a casual night out with friends!
  • The Eric Byrd Trio
    Nov 20, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Enjoy a magical evening of holiday classics, jazz standards, and some Charlie Brown Christmas sprinkled in! Great for the whole family!
  • “Song of Solstice: A Celtic Christmas”, OCEAN Celtic Quartet
    Dec 17, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    The OCEAN Celtic Quartet will transport you to the Yuletide celebrations of yore in a program featuring traditional carols, foot-stomping Irish and Scottish fiddle tunes, 19th century broadside songs, original seasonal compositions, even an appearance by Father Christmas of the old mummers plays!
  • Burns Night Celebration with MacMillan Pipe Band
    Jan 29, 2022, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    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!
  • Shayna Steele
    Feb 05, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Funky, jazzy, FRESH! One of the greatest singing sensations of our time and Broadway veteran, Shayna Steele brings supremely soulful energy to every performance, as well as her mind-blowing vocal artistry and songwriting skills.
  • The Ivy League of Comedy feat. Jon Fisch, Ophira Eisenberg, and Shaun Eli!
    Feb 25, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    The Ivy League of Comedy brings you stand-up comedy’s funniest and brightest. This hilarious comedy show is as perfect for entertaining your clients as for a casual night out with friends!
  • Frontiers: Journey Tribute Band
    Mar 04, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Frontiers is the world’s number one tribute to Journey. These five talented, skilled, renowned NYC area musicians recreate the music of Journey to perfection, note for note - every nuance, every iconic riff, all the feels.
  • “Jazz with Strings Attached FOCUS, featuring saxophonist Howard Burns”, National String Symphonia
    Mar 20, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
  • Antonio Hart Quartet
    Mar 25, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Antonio Hart has long been recognized as one of the most talented instrumentalists of his generation.
  • Inscape Chamber Orchestra presents: “The Dance Mix”
    Apr 03, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    The world of dance is brought to the concert hall in this performance featuring Stravinsky’s Petrushka in a new version for chamber orchestra. Igor Stravinsky’s ballet masterpiece Petrushka is heard in this world premiere version for chamber orchestra.
  • Joel Ross Good Vibes
    Apr 16, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    For the past several years, Joel Ross has been refining an expression that’s true to his sound and his generation. In 2019, the vibraphonist-composer released his anticipated Blue Note debut King Maker to eruptive critical acclaim.
  • Vuyo Sotashe
    Apr 22, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, MainStage, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Young South African jazz vocalist, Vuyo Sotashe, is gradually making his mark in the New York jazz scene!
 
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. 

ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS
 

We love our artists. We love sharing their talents. And we love giving them a platform to tell their stories. Watch our interviews of artists who come from or now live right in our own backyard.