Our hallmark Live! Series brings your favorite vocalists, musical groups, comedians, plays, musicals, and more to the Weinberg stage. See what the 2017-2018 season has in store!
September 29, 2017 | 8:00pm
Rated R for brassy, sassy raw power! From her rise to prominence on CBS’s “Rock Star: Supernova” to sold-out concerts with Le Bonheur and Pink Martini, this beautiful-yet-twisted leading lady is a musical force of nature. Hailed as “sensational” by The New York Times, sexy chanteuse Storm Large brings her intoxicating voice to Frederick for an evening of tortured and titillating love songs.
Operation Finally Home welcomes
Craig Morgan: American Stories Tour With Mac Powell and Aly Beaird
September 30, 2017 | 7:00pm
Chart-topping singer Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman, and Army veteran. With signature hits including “Bonfire,” “When I’m Gone,” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” the award-winning entertainer takes the stage with patriotic songs and personal stories celebrating American values and the true meaning of home.
Rhiannon Giddens – The Freedom Highway Tour
October 1, 2017 | 7:30pm
Join us for a pre-show lecture exploring the importance of music in African-American history by Dr. Terry Scott of Hood College’s M.A. in Humanities program.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, banjo player, and fiddler Rhiannon Giddens brings her prodigious voice and fierce spirit to Frederick once again. Co-founder of the GRAMMY®-award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and a fan favorite on CMT’s “Nashville,” this powerhouse musician returns to the Weinberg stage in celebration of her latest release, “Freedom Highway.” Don’t miss as original, traditional, and civil rights-era songs combine in an emotionally-charged musical exploration of history.
October 6, 2017 | 8:00pm
Relive the glory days of the girl-group era with the legendary voice behind hundreds of chart-toppers, including “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) the Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” and “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest singers of all time,” rock ‘n roll icon Darlene Love combines the familiar sounds of the past with her latest and greatest hits.
Rocklands Entertainment presents
Red Green: I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe Tour
October 12, 2017 | 7:00pm
After 20 years on TV’s “Possum Lodge” as the infamous handyman who believes that “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape,” comedian Red Green is at it again. Don’t miss as the laugh-a-minute mainstay known worldwide for his humor, insight, and wisdom explores life and the people one encounters along the way… with a few side trips!
Upfront, Inc. presents
October 15, 2017 | 7:00pm
Every so often, something magical reminds us that we all have an inner child yearning to be entertained. Through wry, charming humor and hilarious mime, this “America’s Got Talent” finalist has created an international phenomenon that must be seen up close and personal. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll ultimately end up like Tape Face himself: lost for words.
Classic Albums Live: Hotel California
October 20, 2017 | 8:00pm
Arguably one of the greatest American albums ever made, performed note for note, cut for cut… live on stage. With hit tracks like the GRAMMY®-winning “New Kid in Town,” as well as deep cuts like “Wasted Time,” it’s the classic album exactly as you remember, followed by other Eagles favorites. Don’t miss a nostalgic rock ’n roll recital from the group the Toronto Sun calls “thrilling!”
Martin Sexton Trio
October 21, 2017 | 8:00pm
“Call him a soul shouter, a road poet, a folkie, or a rocker and you wouldn’t be wrong” (The LA Times). Known for hit albums like “Black Sheep” and “Seeds,” singer-songwriter Martin Sexton brings his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess to Frederick in celebration of his latest release, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” a cross-country trip through diverse musical landscapes.
99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents
October 22, 2017 | 7:00pm
With hits including “Paint Me a Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” and “Alibis,” Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in country music today. The multi-platinum award winner has shaped the genre’s sound for over two decades, enjoying eighteen #1 singles and selling thirteen million albums along the way. Don’t miss country’s finest entertainer as he ignites the stage with old favorites and new songs alike.
October 26, 2017 | 7:30pm
Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, this groundbreaking performer combines distinct musical legacies for a sound all her own. Described by NPR as “the quintessential artist citizen of the world,” international songstress Somi pays homage to her roots, blending African, jazz, and soul music for an evening of melodic storytelling.
WCRH 90.5 presents
Steven Curtis Chapman: SCC Solo
October 29, 2017 | 7:00pm
Five-time GRAMMY®-winner Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. With a career spanning thirty years and chart-topping hits like “Live Out Loud,” “Do Everything,” and “Love Take Me Over,” the industry legend weaves a rich tapestry of musical worship, sharing intimate details of his personal journey and the stories behind his most beloved songs.
An Evening with Dailey and Vincent
November 3, 2017 | 8:00pm
Hailed by CMT as “the rock stars of bluegrass,” the dashing Dailey & Vincent are known as one of the most exciting, reputable, and elite bluegrass duos in America. Their uniquely riveting music has garnered a series of accolades, including three GRAMMY® Award nominations, 14 IBMA Awards, and a recent induction into the Grand Ole Opry. With feel-good tunes and contagious laughs, it’s a one-of-a-kind concert event you won’t want to miss!
The Last Waltz
November 10, 2017 | 8:00pm
Join thirty-five of D.C.’s best musicians as they recreate the timeless sound of The Band’s legendary 1976 farewell concert. Back on the Weinberg stage by popular demand, this rockin’ tribute features not only the music of The Band, but many of their extraordinary guests, including Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and more. Performers will include Bob Margolin (who appeared alongside Muddy Waters at the original concert), Tom Principato, Julia Nixon, and other area favorites.
The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
November 11, 2017 | 7:30pm
Join us in honoring America’s veterans with a free performance from the United States Army’s premier 65-piece traditional concert band. Led by Colonel Andrew J. Esch, the evening will include a wide variety of musical styles, from classics to popular favorites and instrumental features—all showcasing the band’s worldwide reputation for extraordinary musicianship.
The Steel Wheels
November 16, 2017 | 7:30pm
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains, these rockin’ Weinberg favorites weave Americana, bluegrass, folk, and old-time music for a style all their own, incorporating acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. Shimmering harmonies take on a new percussive streak as they storm the stage in celebration of their latest release, “Wild As We Came Here.”
November 17, 2017 | 8:00pm
Discover firsthand what the buzz is about! Old school training meets new school 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.
The MADS: Live Movie-Riffing with MST3K’s Frank Conniff & Trace Beaulieu
November 18, 2017 | 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Push the button, Frank! Join “Mystery Science Theater 3000” madmen Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made, with live comedic riffing in the style of their Peabody award-winning TV series. Pop in for one movie or make it a double-feature — then stick around for a free meet-and-greet following the shows.
99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents
November 19, 2017 | 7:00pm
Multi-platinum recording artist Joe Nichols is one of country music’s top traditional artists. The four-time GRAMMY® nominee has made a name for himself with six #1 hits, including “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” and “Gimmie That Girl.” Join the party for an evening of music celebrating freedom, family, and fun in support of the singer’s newest release, “Undone.”
November 28, 2017 | 7:30pm
GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world for its seamless blend of twelve male voices. Now, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) ushers in the holidays right here in Frederick, putting their fascinating spin on beloved seasonal standards. Don’t miss this holiday kickoff full of old and new favorites for all ages, from classical to jazz, contemporary favorites, and everything in between.
November 30, 2017 | 7:30pm
These aren’t your mama’s Christmas carols! Acclaimed tribute group Ornament faithfully reproduces the wintery rock sound of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with lights, smoke, and even lasers. Featuring your favorite holiday carols spectacularly reimagined, this 11-piece orchestra is a holiday must-see… even for the Scrooges among us!
Shadows of the ’60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown
December 2, 2017 | 8:00pm
Back by popular demand! 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 ’60s combine with your favorite holiday songs for a concert event sure to put you in the seasonal spirit.
99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents
Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler
December 22, 2017 | 7:00pm
Touring together for the first time, country music icons Kellie Pickler (“Red High Heels,” “I Wonder”) and Phil Vassar (“Just Another Day in Paradise,” “American Child”) take the stage in support of their upcoming single. From chart-topping hits to beloved holiday favorites, the award-winning entertainers are sure to delight in a country Christmas concert unlike any other.
The Deanna Bogart Band – New Year’s Eve Eve
December 30, 2017 | 7:30pm
Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party when you can dance the night away with a Weinberg favorite? Winner of more than 20 Washington Area Music Awards, this pianist and saxophone star is back and ready to jam. A unique fusion of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sound creates a prelude to 2018 you won’t want to miss!
1964: The Tribute
January 12, 2018 | 8:00pm
All you need is love… and a little bit of John, Paul, George, and Ringo! Hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute around, “1964” recreates an early Fab Four concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. A perennial favorite on the Weinberg stage, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind salute to the boys from Liverpool.
Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II
January 19, 2018 | 8:00pm
During the 1970s, no other group came as close to selling as many albums as Led Zeppelin. Now, experience their groundbreaking second album performed note for note, cut for cut… live. It’s the guitar riffs, the drums, and the solos exactly as you recall, followed by a selection of the band’s greatest hits. Don’t miss a nostalgic rock ’n roll recital by the group the Toronto Sun calls “thrilling!”
February 2, 2018 | 8:00pm
Praised by The New York Times for her “strong, lustrous tone and amiably regal presence onstage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences nationwide with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor. With a knack for musical storytelling that floats effortlessly between jazz, soul, gospel, and more, you won’t want to miss this up-and-coming powerhouse in her Frederick debut.
Frederick Playlist presents
Frederick Music Showcase, Vol. 4
February 15, 2018 | 7:00pm
Featuring some of the top bands and musicians of Frederick County and the surrounding area, the Frederick Music Showcase is a celebration of local music at its finest. The fourth annual event will be headlined by Hagerstown-based bluegrass, string, and alternative folk band The Plate Scrapers. The perennial Weinberg favorites will be joined by two additional acts, to be announced at a later date!
Musical Thrones: A Parody
February 18, 2018 | 7:00pm
Six seasons. Five actors. One dragon. Bloodthirsty musical theater comics leave no joke unturned in this hysterical parody of HBO’s “Game of Thrones!” From the crazed creators behind the Off-Broadway hit “Silence! The Musical” comes a sidesplitting theatrical send-up of your favorite and most despised characters. Sing and dance along with Daenerys, Tyrion, Joffrey, and more on a journey rife with (admittedly hilarious) violence, power struggles, manipulation, and – what else? – sex.
Teelin Irish Dance Company: Celtic Storm
February 24, 2018 | 7:00pm
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, experience the graceful beauty and thundering beats of percussive Irish dance and music. This Columbia-based, 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!
Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Bernard Havard, Producing Artistic Director presents
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
March 4, 2018 | 3:00pm
Laughter is elementary, my dear Watson! The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one and renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the case. Witness five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters, and venture deep into a world filled with disguises, silly accents, and murderous deceit. All is not what it seems… do you know whodunit?
We Banjo 3
March 7, 2018 | 7:30pm
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).
The MozART Group
March 8, 2018 | 7:30pm
Eschewing the sober formality of great concert halls and buttoned-up maestros, the MozART Group is an ingenious fountain of noble craziness. With a humorous spin on classical standards, they aim to find something for everyone to love… and maybe even convert a few diehard rock or pop fans along the way. Whether you prefer Beethoven, Bach, or the Beatles, you won’t want to miss the hilarity of these international musical masters!
Sammy Miller and The Congregation
March 17, 2018 | 8:00pm
GRAMMY®-nominated drummer Sammy Miller and his five-piece ensemble The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity and joy back into jazz with a unique style that entertains, enriches, and uplifts. Branded by The SF Weekly as “brassy, stomp your feet and dance music,” don’t miss the feel-good vibe and swinging sound of this stellar group in their first Weinberg appearance!
In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue
March 24, 2018 | 3:00pm
Celebrate America’s greatest generation with the music that moved the nation’s spirit! Now in its 24th year, In the Mood features the timeless melodies and rhythms of the big band era, including “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and many more. With authentic arrangements, costumes, and choreography, the fabulous String of Pearls big band orchestra and patriotic entertainers will have audiences aged 8 to 98 cheering for more!
Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director presents
April 13, 2018 | 7:30pm
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before is a mystery. Rife with humor and political jabs, The Mountaintop explores what may have transpired in those overnight hours between M.L.K. Jr. and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Now, 50 years after his death, glimpse the human side of a civil rights legend in this Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, presented in a unique radio-theater style.
The Midtown Men
April 19, 2018 | 7:30pm
Back by popular demand, celebrate the best of the 1960s with this musical tour de force! Featuring four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” this concert event combines authentic choreography and costumes with a lineup of nostalgic favorites, from The Beatles to Motown. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance from the group the NY Daily News says “sounds as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits!”
Classic Albums Live: The Wall
April 20, 2018 | 8:00pm
Experience Pink Floyd’s bold concept album “The Wall,” performed note for note, cut for cut… live on stage. Recreating the beauty and depth of emotion in hit songs like “Comfortably Numb” and “Nobody Home,” celebrate the anthem of a generation in this unique concert event. Don’t miss a nostalgic rock ‘n roll recital by the group the Toronto Sun calls “thrilling!”
April 21, 2018 | 8:00pm
Breakout Americana duo Mandolin Orange strikes a new chord in celebration of their latest album, “Blindfaller.” Laced with bluegrass, country, and folk, their soaring original harmonies are delighting sold-out audiences nationwide. With stirring lyrics about the passage of time and life on the road, this talented pair returns to Frederick with a refined-yet-rustic sound NPR calls “effortless and beautiful.”
Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll
May 5, 2018 | 8:00pm
From the birth of rock ‘n roll in the 1940s to the glory years of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, all the way through ‘80s MTV, composer/lyricist Neil Berg pays tribute to the fascinating stories and groundbreaking music of everyone’s favorite genre. With a cast of Broadway headliners and rock ‘n roll icons, this star-studded show pays tribute to five decades of legends, from Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to The Who, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Journey, and more.
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless
May 12, 2018 | 8:00pm
Back by popular demand, the stars of the Emmy®-nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present an evening of extraordinary improv comedy. Using audience contributions to create hilarious and original scenes, don’t miss this side-splitting live version of the hit television gameshow.