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September 2019

Blue Canyon Boys

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$30 – $45

The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to Bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards, genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock of their collective bluegrass mastery.

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October 2019

Germantown Oktoberfest Parade & BlackRock Open Haus

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Germantown’s big parade down Century boulevard leading into a BlackRock afternoon of bands, beer gardens, performances, interactive classes, and much more fun!

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Improv Comedy Open Workshop

October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$15

BlackRock Center for the Arts is expanding its BlackRock Improv Comedy (BRIC) program with a new, monthly improv workshop! These workshops will be held the first Saturday of every month, and are open to everyone, whether you are new to improvised theater and looking to try it out, or if you have improv experience and want to play and participate in an afternoon of fun. Workshops will start with a brief introduction to the basics of improvisational comedy theater through…

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Presented at BlackRock: Leon & The Peoples with Heru Peacock – Stop the Violence Benefit Concert

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theater, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $35

Nominated for an International Reggae & World Music Award for their album "The Road Less Traveled" and winner of Best International Artists at Joe Higgs Reggae Awards, this unique Reggae-Soul band combines high energy live performances and a commitment to bringing their Reggae-Soul music to a worldwide audience. Led by multi-talented actor and singer-songwriter Leon’s passionately smooth, sultry vocals and heartfelt lyrics, The Peoples features top-notch musical talent from across the globe. Their album Love Is A Beautiful Thing has…

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INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra: Appalachian Spring

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$30 – $45

In a stirring program of quintessential American music, Inscape performs Appalachian Spring, one of the most beloved and picturesque works for chamber orchestra. The program takes a tour of alluring American works including Walter Piston’s boisterous Divertimento , Osvaldo Golijov’s racing Last Round for strings, and Caroline Shaw’s eclectic Entr'acte. Join us for one of the most beloved and picturesque works of American classical music.

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Los Pleneros de la 21

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Studio Theater, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

East-Harlem based performing ensemble LP21 brings their premier Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena to BlackRock! Known for their exceptional musical talent and their didactic approach to performances LP21 has brought Puerto Rican culture to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Latin America, Australia, Berlin, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kremlin, and countless other international cities and prominent venues to pave the way for many other musicians who now share their stage.

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Crys Matthews

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theater, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

Crys Matthews brings her eclectic infusion of Americana, jazz, folk, blues, bluegrass, and funk to BlackRock for a performance steeped with traditional melodies and profound lyricism. Compared to the likes of Toshi Reagon and Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ unique mix of genres has won her accolades at the 2013, 2014, and 2017 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest as well as extensive radio play from Woman of Substance radio, WTJU-Charlottesville, WMRA-Harrisonburg, and even KBOO-Portland.

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The Prodigals

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$30 – $45

Rolling, traditional Irish jigs and ballads with an underlying funky energy that shows their roots as pioneers of the Celtic Rock genre in the 90s.

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Diwali, Festival of Light

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A traditional Indian holiday, with a shopping mart, dance concert, and fashion show welcoming all under the glow of the Diwali lights.

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Artist Talks +Gallery Tours: Elizabeth Casqueiro & Tom Greaves

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join local artists Elizabeth Casqueiro and Tom Greaves in the galleries to explore the paintings and assemblages on display in their solo exhibits. Learn about the inspiration, concept, process and techniques behind each work while the artist is on hand to provide details and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. This free event is open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Learn more about the exhibits:   Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft  

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