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
  • Sketching Tour with the Gallery Director, Rula Jones!
    Dec 12, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
  • “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!
  • Rula Jones: Conversations with Myself Gallery Exhibit Closes
    Dec 23, 7:00 PM
    Gallery II, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    A solo exhibition by our new Gallery director, Rula Jones that includes an installation of works on paper, a video and a sculpture exploring themes on appropriation, pop media and the collective consciousness.
  • Douglas Moulden: Toward an Unknown Destination Exhibit Closes
    Dec 23, 7:00 PM
    Kay Gallery, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
  • Jan 17, 2022, 7:00 AM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
  • "An Tilleadh" | 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!
  • 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.
  • Apr 08, 2022, 7:00 AM
    Germantown, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
  • Apr 09, 2022, 7:00 AM
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  • 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.
  • Apr 18, 2022, 7:00 AM
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  • 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!
  • “HINDEMITH The Four Temperaments, featuring pianist Bob Boguslaw”, National String Symphonia
    May 01, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Founded in 2013, the National String Symphonia is a fully professional symphonic string orchestra.
  • Adalia Tara + Laissez Foure
    May 14, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, BlackBox, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA
    Award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist Adalia Tara teams up with DC’s favorite local New Orleans jazz band, Laissez Foure to produce an authentic production of jazz from the golden age.
 
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.