Tivoli Discovery Series

Matt Andersen

“Joe Cocker-esque singing in top form, ranging from heavenly gospel to silky soul to lowdown growling blues.” –Ottawa Citizen

Deftly exploring both the personal and political, musical powerhouse Matt Andersen has a commanding stage presence and formidable following. With nearly 10 million views on YouTube, a European Blues Award, and a JUNO nomination among his many accolades, this singer/songwriter is fusing gospel and soul for an evening of musical discovery unlike any other.

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Blues, Music, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series, Vocalist
March 2, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Pay-what-you-want ($10 suggested donation)

Circo Comedia

“Physical dexterity and bad boy clowning for 60 some minutes of one-ring (half-ring?) entertainment.” –Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

It’s family entertainment at its finest with the unpredictable thrills, side-splitting laughs, and daredevil stunts of Circo Comedia! Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, multi-talented duo Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté combine physical finesse, acrobatics, and magic to take comedy to new heights.

Free children’s books will be distributed prior to the show courtesy of Wonder Book and Video.

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2016-2017 SEASON, Acrobats, All Performances, Educational, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly
March 3, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Bria Skonberg

“Poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” –The Wall Street Journal

Back by popular demand, trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg returns with her distinctive medley of classic jazz, world percussion, and old soul. An emerging powerhouse on the New York jazz scene, Skonberg’s unique ability to reimagine standards through a modern prism has her “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (The Wall Street Journal).

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
March 4, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Reads presents

Frederick Reads: Bill Bryson

“Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.” -Chicago Sun Times

Bestselling author Bill Bryson has established himself as one of the worlds most beloved and prolific commentators by finding delight in the minutiae of travel and the subtleties of culture. He has chronicled everything from hiking the Appalachian Trail in the immensely popular “A Walk in the Woods” – named one of TIME magazine’s “All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books” – to capturing the zeitgeist of the Roaring Twenties in “One Summer: America 1927.”

Bryson shot to prominence in the United Kingdom with “Notes from a Small Island,” a humorous travel book that takes readers on an exploration of Great Britain, which was also adapted for television. He received further widespread recognition for “A Short History of Nearly Everything,” a book widely acclaimed for its approachable communication of science. With more than twenty books in circulation, it is his unique comic sensibility that continues to entertain.

For all the acclaim, the award-winning Bryson is as unassuming as any Iowa-born, British citizen can be. He charms audiences with the same warmth, goofy wit, and dry, self-effacing humor that has made his work so universally appealing.

The film adaptation of Bryson’s popular book “A Walk in the Woods” starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte premiered in September 2015.

Presented in part by:

C Burr Artz TrustFCPL.LOGO_1P_CMYK  Frederick Community College
Maryland State Arts Council Plamondon Hospitality Partners

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, FREE Event, Speaking Engagement, Special Event
March 5, 2017 7:30 pm

THEATREWORKS USA PRESENTS

Freedom Train

Explore the true story of Harriet Tubman and her journey to guide over 300 slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Featuring traditional African American spirituals like “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” experience a musical retelling honoring and the power of the human spirit.

Recommended for grades 3-9 in connection with the FCPS social studies curriculum.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
March 9, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
March 9, 2017 12:15 pm Buy Tickets

Scythian

“Scythian has reinvented folk rock in America.” –iHeart Radio

“Rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling” (Music City Roots) when Scythian takes the stage. Four classically-trained performers seamlessly blend kicked-up Celtic, folk, and old-time music, all delivered with a level of enthusiasm that leaves no man or woman left behind – or sitting. Their thunderous energy and technical prowess bring the audience to life for a one-of-a-kind dance party you won’t want to miss!

Just announced! Hagerstown-based bluegrass, string, and alternative folk band The Plate Scrapers will open for Scythian.

UPSTAIRS (Balcony/Mezzanine): Reserved seating
DOWNSTAIRS (Orchestra/Rear Orchestra): General admission

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Folk, Irish, LIVE Series, Music
March 10, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets UPSTAIRS - Reserved Seating
March 10, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets DOWNSTAIRS - General Admission

Frederick Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a gala celebration in honor of the Frederick Arts Council’s 40th anniversary! The program will feature speaker David Rubenstein (chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), with a musical performance by Sally Taylor & Something Underground.

Don’t miss the VIP reception with Rubenstein and Taylor before the program! Tickets to the reception (7:00pm-8:00pm), sold separately, include admission to the program. Buy your VIP reception tickets now!

Untitled design (5)David Rubenstein, Board Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is one of the principal philanthropists, businessmen, arts advocates, and humanitarians in the United States. His generosity has allowed the restoration of the Washington Monument, Monticello, and the Lincoln Memorial, among other national treasures. He purchased one of the last privately owned originals of the Magna Carta so that it could be displayed at the National Archives. He has long been an active proponent of the importance of the arts to a vibrant society and speaks eloquently on topics ranging from American history to the Citizen Artist.

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Sally Taylor, accomplished artist and musician, is the daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Her albums include Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S and Shotgun.  She has done a TEDX talk on her arts education initiative ConSenses, an effort dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception. She has also established a record label.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Music, Speaking Engagement, Special Event
March 11, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

“A delightful and educational date with the dinos that provides visual oomph to rival The Lion King.” -Chicago Tribune

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making! Embark on a tour of prehistoric Australia, where you’ll meet an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs. Designed with the help of professional paleontologists and manned by skilled puppeteers, these larger-than-life creatures will delight and educate audiences of all ages.

Free children’s books will be distributed prior to the show courtesy of Wonder Book and Video.

This performance is sponsored by
CARE Veterinary Center

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, FAMILY Series, Family-Friendly
March 15, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Wally Jones and Casa Mañana Theatre present

A Year with Frog & Toad

Follow two best friends – the cheerful Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad – through four fun-filled seasons as they meet new friends and rejoice in the differences that make them special. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, this award-winning tale leaps to life onstage.

Recommended for grades pre K-5 in connection with the FCPS elementary language arts curriculum.

2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Educational, smARTS Series
March 16, 2017 10:00 am Buy Tickets
March 16, 2017 12:15 pm Buy Tickets

99.9 WFRE - Free Country Rewind presents

Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Larry Gatlin

Save $5 off your order when you purchase both Sara Evans and Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Larry Gatlin! Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 to receive this discount.

With tight four-part harmonies, the GRAMMY®-winning Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the industry, boasting a string of hits from “Elvira” to “Gonna Take A Lot Of River.” Now, together with songwriting legend Larry Gatlin, these country pioneers weave three decades of charted singles and 50 years of musical tradition for a stage show like no other.

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Photo by Jarrett Gaza.
2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music
March 19, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets