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JAZZ FUNK & GO-GO JAM

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF WASHINGTON, D.C.!

 

Join us October 21-23, 2022 as we light up Germantown with the best of the area artists including Chrystalez Bacon, Push Play featuring Pam Ward and D. Floyd, MC Jazztet, Crush Funk Brass Band, Sugar Bear & E.U., Robert Person & Allyn Johnson, and the band that backed father of Go-go, The Chuck Brown Band. Call 301-528-2260 or visit www.blackrockcenter.org for more information.

Plan Your Visit

Friday, October 21, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874

  

Ride-On Bus from Shady Grove

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THE LINEUP

Christylez Bacon

10/21/22, 11:00 PM

GRAMMY® Nominated Christylez multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling through his lyrics.

Push Play Featuring Pam Ward & D. Floyd

10/22/22, 2:00 AM

Led by one of Go-go’s most legendary figures, Donnell Floyd, Push Play features some of the DMV’s most amazing musicians and performers who put their spin on your favorite R&B/Soul Classics.

Professor Alvin Trask & The MC Jazztet

10/22/22, 8:00 PM

One of BlackRock’s long-time favorites is back. Join the Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble for an afternoon full of your favorite toe-tapping jazz hits.

Crush Funk Brass Band

10/22/22, 11:00 PM

Crush Funk is a group of passionate young musicians that enjoy performing and playing a little bit of a lot of the music you like throughout the DMV.

Sugar Bear & E.U.

10/23/22, 2:00 AM

For over half a century, Experience Unlimited—commonly known as E.U.—has been synonymous with the funky, quintessentially Washington, D.C., dance music known as Go-go.

Robert Person & Allyn Johnson

10/23/22, 7:00 PM

Vocalist Robert E. Person has become one of Jazz and Gospel music's most quintessential singers. Allyn Johnson is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger, and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation.

The Chuck Brown Band

10/23/22, 11:00 PM

The Chuck Brown Band toured the world with the Godfather of Go-go for the most prolific period of his life, when he had 5 Billboard charting releases and a Grammy nomination over a ten-year period.

FOOD & DRINK

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