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Germantown, MD 20874 United States

January 2019

Past Forward: IDEA Dance Festival Student Showcase

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$15

Student Showcase: IDEA (Indian Dance Educators Association) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. As a part of the celebrations, they are presenting a Dance Festival with the theme of "PAST FORWARD." Taking lessons  learned thus far - the past to the present - they are forging into the future. They will be presenting traditional, classical Indian dance-based performances that embody the theme of the festival, PAST FORWARD, in its narrative and content.

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Past Forward: IDEA Dance Festival Professional Showcase

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$20

Professional Showcase: IDEA (Indian Dance Educators Association) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. As a part of the celebrations, they are presenting a Dance Festival with the theme of "PAST FORWARD." Taking lessons  learned thus far - the past to the present - they are forging into the future. They will be presenting traditional, classical Indian dance-based performances that embody the theme of the festival, PAST FORWARD, in its narrative and content.

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February 2019

Tali Rubinstein

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

“Tali's deployment of that instrument laid to rest the notion of the recorder as a beginner’s toy.” - JazzTimes   Tali Rubinstein Making her BlackRock debut is the internationally renowned recorder innovator and vocalist Tali Rubinstein. Born and raised in Israel, she studied at the country’s top music institutions and eventually attended Berklee College of Music on full scholarship, becoming the school’s first-ever recorder student. Rubinstein now collaborates with acclaimed artists from around the world, partaking in unique cross-cultural projects with Javier Limon, Anat…

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The Ivy League of Comedy: Battle of the Relationships

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

The Ivy League of Comedy Who’s better off? Having more fun? Who’s got the funniest life? Three stand-up comedians in three different phases of life- single, married, and post-married answer those questions. Starring Myq Kaplan from The Tonight Show, Letterman, Conan, Comedy Central, Joe DeVito, with over 100 TV appearances, and Joe Larson, featured on America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, come and find out!

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Love Canon

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

“Playing the music I love from the 80’s and 90’s and doing it right, I love watching and hearing these guys!” - Sammy Shelor, Lonesome River Band   Love Canon With acoustic-roots sensibilities and the electronic-tinged pop hits of the 80’s and 90’s, Love Canon will take you back in time. With hits from Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel, Depeche Mode, and Paul Simon, these seasoned virtuoso strings players stay true to the approach, arrangements, and keen artistry of these nostalgic hits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk-VsUJhp44

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March 2019

Téada

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

“Although no words are spoken, stories are certainly being told through the sets of reels, jigs, marches, polkas, and slips.” - Compass Records   Téada A traditional Irish band with a truly worldwide reach, TÉADA has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7iC0hxm7v0

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Blue Highway

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

“...strong lead vocals, impeccable musicianship, contemporary grass with an eye toward tradition, and perhaps most of all, some of the best original songs being written today.” - Bluegrass Today   Blue Highway A respected powerhouse band 24 years strong, Blue Highway brings three lead singers, rich harmony, and songs of forgotten homeless veterans, fallen heroes, and heartbroken families to BlackRock. Blue Highway personifies modern acoustic music with respect for tradition, having earned a collective 27 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award,…

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Celtic Angels

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

"The Celtic Angels were excellent!"   Celtic Angels Audiences will receive a joyous celebration of everything Irish when the energetic stars of Celtic Angels visit BlackRock. You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as their sweet and stirring songs along with their traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music. Some of the sweetest voices under the stars make up the Celtic Angels - Victoria Kenny, Emily Carroll, Tammy Browne, Amy Penston, and Ellie Mullane - Irish to the core and seasoned entertainers all. https://vimeo.com/258018028

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The Rat Pack of Opera

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

“...this was pure bliss!” - Broadway Baby    The Rat Pack of Opera Tenors Un Limited present their own take on the popular classical genre and expand the perception of what a 21st century ‘Tenor’ could be by combining today’s popular opera, musical theater, and a wicked sense of humor. Tenors Un Limited have performed all across the globe and are the UK’s original classical-crossover ‘man-band,’ established as one of the world’s premier classical-crossover vocal groups.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgnDYxlOaHI

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Pinkalicious

March 17 - March 18
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$18 – $25

Performance Times Sunday, March 17, 3PM Sunday, March 17, 6PM Monday, March 18, 10AM   “There’s a lot to like about this production. The set is so colorful and fun, like a child’s drawing brought to life.” - MD Theatre Guide    Pinkalicious Pinklicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true…

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Missy Raines Trio

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $35

“One of the most decorated and highly sought-after upright bassists in bluegrass music” – NPR   Missy Raines Trio The smoky and seductive alto, 7-Time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, fronts this all-acoustic ensemble. Raines is always planted right in the center of the stage, directing with her bass just as much as she’s playing it. BYOF Bring Your Own Feast to our 3rd Thursday's Series, which could include take-out from an enormous array of Germantown restaurants…

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Lonesome River Band

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

“One of the hottest bluegrass acts in the world, Lonesome River Band” - McCreary County Record    Lonesome River Band Lonesome River Band sets the standard. Whether performing at the Grand Ole Opry or headlining major concerts and festivals, their loyal fans continue to support one of the most loved and most influential acts of our time. Five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year Sammy Shelor leads the group that is constantly breaking new ground in acoustic…

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From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave – Film

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$10

From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave Told through the voices of others who came of age and went off to college just in time to be swept up into the Second Wave Feminist Movement, this is the story of filmmaker Pam Maus. Landmark legislation of 1960's outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and unlocked the doors to social justice. Now all they had to do was open them. Following the showing, there will…

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April 2019

Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

"...Meadows brings forth a joyful and triumphant sound that seeks to yank down the walls of oppression like Joshua at Jericho." - The DCist   Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole Following his run at Signature Theatre, jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows, Washington City Paper's Artists of the Year, 2014, and his quintet let loose at BlackRock with the smooth stylings of Nat King Cole. King's hits "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons," "Mona Lisa,"…

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ATZILUT- A Concert for Peace

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

"Everything about the night - the musicianship, song selections, originality, spontaneity, etc. - was perfect." – Anonymous   ATZILUT ATZILUT, a ten-member high energy Middle Eastern ensemble that features virtuoso musicians proficient in the rhythms and inflections of both Hebrew and Arabic music, make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. No speeches needed - the music itself is the message. This concert exemplifies the potential for artistic collaboration and shared creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions…

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Soul in Motion: 35th Anniversary Celebration

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $35

Soul in Motion: 35th Anniversary Celebration Soul In Motion Players, Montgomery County's only professional African Dance and Drum troupe, celebrates 35 years of providing their unique voice in the arts landscape with a high energy concert featuring some of the top ensembles from our region plus a special guest appearance by the extraordinary An Ka Fo Dance & Drum from Atlanta, GA. Featuring over 50 artists onstage, the performance promises to get your heart pounding with the traditional drum rhythms from Guinea, Mali,…

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Chavela – Film

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$10

"Chavela feels as musical as its subject, an aesthetic composition as much as a biographical document." - Forbes   Chavela Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never-before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she…

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May 2019

Jarlath Henderson

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

"A benchmark for a new generation." - Scotland on Sunday   Jarlath Henderson Award-winning Dungannon piper Jarlath Henderson is a Northern Irish folk musician, best known as a Uilleann piper and singer who also plays the guitar and flute. The youngest winner of BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Jarlath was featured on the soundtrack of Disney/Pixar's hit film Brave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWtibo4Mccs

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The Ivy League of Comedy: Ladies of Late Night TV

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

The Ivy League of Comedy Three absolutely hilarious ladies bring their late-night comedy to BlackRock with Ladies of Late Night TV. Starring Liz Miele, featured on Comedy Central, Gotham Comedy Live, Hulu TV, NPR’s Wait Don’t Tell Me, Marion Grodin, featured on The View, Joy Behar Show and Katherine Williams, featured on Gotham Comedy Live.

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The Seldom Scene

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Main Stage, 12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
$25 – $45

“...instrumental and vocal strengths that have kept the Seldom Scene as one of the most respected purveyors of bluegrass for the past four decades” - American Songwriter     The Seldom Scene What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For the Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, and a signature sound, but also a sheer sense of fun. The Seldom Scene got its start right here in Bethesda, Maryland and has been instrumental in…

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