Friday, November 18, 2016 | 8:00pm
Top forty hits meet classical sound with this electrifying string trio. Captivating audiences with high-octane performances that have garnered international recognition, Simply Three is sure to impress with a repertoire spanning from Puccini and Gershwin to Adele, Coldplay, and One Republic. Discover firsthand what the buzz is about during an evening of fresh takes on familiar favorites!
The Sicilian Tenors
Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 8:00pm
Three marvelous tenor voices combine for a unique interpretation of the world’s best music. Accompanied by a grand piano and presented with light-hearted fun, The Sicilian Tenors take the audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway, Italy, and beyond in a concert event for all ages and musical tastes.
Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas
Sunday, November 20, 2016 | 2:00pm
Out of the basement shall come good tidings, great humor, and sheer joy! Travel back to rural Minnesota, 1959, where the four church basement ladies are called upon to save the Sunday school Christmas pageant from disaster. A holiday adventure inspired by the bestselling novel “Growing Up Lutheran,” this heartwarmingly hilarious musical is sure to leave you smiling.
Shadows of the 60’s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 8:00pm
Join us for a jolly blast of holiday cheer as we pay tribute to Motown’s legendary stars, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and more. Featuring exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling choreography, the unforgettable hits of the 60’s combine with your favorite holiday songs for a concert event sure to put you in the seasonal spirit!
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 7:00pm
GRAMMY® award-winning country supergroup Diamond Rio celebrates twenty-five years of making music with an unforgettable evening of holiday tunes and favorite hits. It’s all the number one songs you know and love, from “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” and “One More Day” to “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” and “In a Week or Two.” Don’t miss this seasonal treat that’s sure to have you singing along!
1964: The Tribute
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 8:00pm
All you need is love … and a little bit of John, Paul, George, and Ringo! Join us for a Fab Four celebration hailed by Rolling Stone as the “best Beatles’ tribute on Earth.” A perennial favorite on the Weinberg stage, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind salute to the boys from Liverpool.
Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus Tour
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00pm
Winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian, Kathleen Madigan is a favorite on late night talk shows and nationally-syndicated radio alike. With a refreshing take on life’s absurdities and a brand-new Netflix special (“Bothering Jesus”) under her belt, this first-rate funnywoman returns to Frederick for a night of laughs like no other.
Jon Spelman: Facing the Bull
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 8:00pm
With his trademark humor and light-hearted honesty, master storyteller Jon Spelman regales audiences with the true tale of his journey with cancer, from diagnosis to recovery. An NPR collaborator and Emmy® award-winning performer, Spelman expertly juxtaposes fear, resilience, and fragility with the robust joy of just being alive.
Arlo Guthrie: Running Down the Road Tour
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 8:00pm
Folk icon Arlo Guthrie (“Alice’s Restaurant”) celebrates a life in motion as he hits the road once again. Promising a flashback-inducing, mind-expanding adventure full of his best material, don’t miss this musical road trip through time, flying through 1960’s counter-culture with the sound that shaped a generation.
We Banjo 3
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 8:00pm
Among the most celebrated young musicians in Ireland today, award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 infuses traditional tunes with a modern Americana sound. From banjo and fiddle to mandolin, guitar, and vocals, these two sets of brothers make a bold and extraordinary musical statement, delivering “freshness and finesse bordering on magical” (The Wall Street Journal).
Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 8:00pm
Dubbed a “keyboard whiz” by NPR Music and best known as a member of the GRAMMY® award-winning collective Snarky Puppy, multi-instrumentalist Cory Henry takes the stage for an evening of music rooted in gospel, jazz, and soul. Featuring a unique solo tribute to the Hammond Organ, it’s sure to be a vibrant night of traditional and modern musicality.
Teelin Irish Dance Company: Celtic Storm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 4:00pm
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, experience the graceful beauty and thundering beats of percussive Irish dance and music. Based in Columbia, Md., this award-winning company has enthralled audiences around the world with their cutting-edge choreography. Whether you’ve seen them before or you’re new to the excitement, don’t miss this amazing and ever-evolving spectacle!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 8:00pm
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).
Friday, March 10, 2017 | 8:00pm
“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!
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 8:00pm
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.
Pete Seeger: The Storm King
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 8:00pm
The greatness of folk icon Pete Seeger comes to life in this multi-media performance as GRAMMY® award-winner Jeff Haynes sets Seeger’s stories, lyrics, and voice to live music and video. Haynes and accompanying musicians explore traditions as diverse as blues, bluegrass, folk, and jazz, set against the rich tapestry of Seeger’s most engaging stories, narratives, and poems.