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PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Bringing together community, culture, and creativity through a wide range of music and performances in our spacious theater from across all artistic disciplines. 

exceptional creative experiences for all interests and ages

BlackRock is the premier site in Upcounty Montgomery County Maryland for music, theatre, 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

UPCOMING EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

  • The Color Purple
    The Color Purple
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 19
    Apr 19, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Apr 19, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    BlackRock presents The Color Purple. Coming off the extraordinary success of Dreamgirls, The Color Purple becomes the second in-house produced musical in the history of BlackRock Center for The Arts.
  • ALOG Meeting
    ALOG Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 01
    May 01, 2024, 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 01, 2024, 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    ALOGs purpose is to further the careers of fine artists and fine crafters and to bring an appreciation of these arts to the community. ALOGs members include professional and amateur artists and crafters and all those who love the visual arts.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Join us as we gather in our Mainstage to honor the iconic saga that has captured hearts and imaginations across the galaxy. You can even catch all four films for $20.00 with our all-day Jedi pass!
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 04, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Join us as we gather in our Mainstage to honor the iconic saga that has captured hearts and imaginations across the galaxy. You can even catch all four films for $20.00 with our all-day Jedi pass!
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 04, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Join us as we gather in our Mainstage to honor the iconic saga that has captured hearts and imaginations across the galaxy. You can even catch all four films for $20.00 with our all-day Jedi pass!
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Join us as we gather in our Mainstage to honor the iconic saga that has captured hearts and imaginations across the galaxy. You can even catch all four films for $20.00 with our all-day Jedi pass!
  • Artisans Market
    Artisans Market
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 11
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    The BlackRock Center for the Arts Artisan's Market is back! With your favorite vendors who specialize in hand crafted, jewelry, candles, and more, you can join us monthly for your handmade fix. Shop local, shop small, shop art!
  • ktm eXtreme dance project
    ktm eXtreme dance project
    Sun, May 12
    May 12, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 12, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    ktm eXtreme dance project was founded in the fall of 1988 by Kevin T. Malone while choreographing his BFA Senior Dance Concert at University of the Arts.
  • Bike to Work Day Pit Stop
    Bike to Work Day Pit Stop
    Fri, May 17
    May 17, 2024, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 17, 2024, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17, 2024. Join us at more than 100 pit stops in DC, MD, and VA for this FREE event for a fun and healthy way to start your day.
  • Word Dance Theater
    Word Dance Theater
    Sun, May 19
    May 19, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 19, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    On May 19, 2024, at 5:00PM, Word Dance Theater will present Beauty and Her Shadow, our newest production highlighting the classically beautiful choreography of Isadora Duncan in juxtaposition to images and spoken word that amplify and deepen our investigation of the question, “what is Beauty now?”.
  • RagDolls
    RagDolls
    Sat, May 25
    May 25, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    May 25, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Rising quickly through the tribute ranks, RagDolls has garnered the type of critical acclaim - in the span of a few years - that takes most tributes years to achieve. Delivering energetic and powerful performances, RagDolls dig deep into the soul of America’s greatest rock and roll band.
  • E.T. The Extra Terrestial
    E.T. The Extra Terrestial
    Fri, Jun 07
    Jun 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Jun 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and join us for an evening under the stars to watch E.T.!
  • Drag Bingo Fundraiser
    Drag Bingo Fundraiser
    Sat, Jun 29
    Jun 29, 2024, 7:30 PM
    BlackRock Center of the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 7:30 PM
    BlackRock Center of the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Following last season’s sold-out Ladies of Hip-Hop Drag Show, the inimitable Tula is back for the ultimate bingo night! Join Tula and her friends as they provide a bingo experience unlike any other.
  • The Incredibles
    The Incredibles
    Fri, Jul 12
    Jul 12, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and join us for an evening under the stars to The Incredibles!
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Fri, Jul 26
    Jul 26, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and join us for an evening under the stars to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2!
Virtual
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. 

Virtual Performances

Virtual Performances
INSCAPE: Romanticism and Beyond
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INSCAPE: Romanticism and Beyond

BlackRock Celebrates the Season (Virtual Performance)
01:16:19
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BlackRock Celebrates the Season (Virtual Performance)

ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS
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.