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)

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


“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

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

Mandolin Orange

“Effortless and beautiful.” -NPR

Back by popular demand! Relax and reflect with breakout Americana duo Mandolin Orange. Laced with bluegrass, country, and folk, their soaring original harmonies are gaining acclaim nationwide. With stirring lyrics about home and the memories that follow you on the road, this talented pair is sure to delight with a refined-yet-rustic sound NPR calls “effortless and beautiful.”

Just announced! The Dead Tongues will open for Mandolin Orange, bridging twangy garage jams, bohemian country shuffles, melancholy love notes, and more.

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, Folk, Music
March 24, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Tivoli Discovery Series

The Quebe Sisters

“Nothing short of mesmerizing… Imagine the angelic Andrews Sisters singing in top form – and then ripping into a nimble fiddle breakdown.” –The Washington Post

The heart of Texas comes to Frederick when these triple-threat fiddle champions storm the stage in sweet harmony. Already gaining notoriety for their authentic fiddling and singing, this trio of talented sisters combines the nostalgia of Americana with a modern take on southern swing.

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, Music, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series
April 6, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Pay-what-you-want ($10 suggested donation)

Piano Battle

“Serious classical music in a whole new context – and you decide the winner!”
Time Out

Two pianists. Six rounds. You be the judge! Part serious classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek competition, two internationally-acclaimed pianists go head-to-head in an interactive concert experience like no other. It’s up to you and your fellow audience members to crown the winner in an evening of iconic favorites performed with a competitive twist.

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2016-2017 SEASON, All Performances, Classical Music, LIVE Series, Music
April 8, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets