“Detailed, strongly conceived and powerful in its music, singing and songs, Rhiannon Giddens’s Freedom Highway will get to you, and stick with you.” –The Wall Street Journal
“Freedom Highway is full of songs [that] sound like they’ve been lurking around the American subconscious for centuries, passed along by oral tradition or via song collectors and academics until they found their way to this particular singer, to this particular album, to this particular moment in history.” –Uncut
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.
Join us for a 6:30pm pre-show lecture exploring the importance of music in African American history by Dr. Terry Scott of Hood College’s M.A. Humanities program.
“The best Beatles tribute on Earth.” –Rolling Stone
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.
“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels.” –NPR
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.”
“The longtime Washington favorite has won almost two dozen Wammies on the strength of her keyboard skills alone. Her vocal charms and songwriting talent have always been evident.” –The Washington Post
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!
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 most electric combination of country and bluegrass today!” –Billboard
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!
“Somi’s songs gracefully fuse African-tinged grooves, supple jazz singing and compassionate social consciousness; they’re both serious and seductive.” –The New York Times
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.
This engagement of Somi is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“An intoxicating and unmissable cocktail of power and vulnerability.” –The Times (U.K.)
“Storm is a punk goddess.” –Playboy
“Compelling, beautiful, and enchanting.” –The Huffington Post
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.
“Feel-good party jazz, harking back to the ’20s and ’30s. It’s brassy, stomp your feet and dance music, and it’s got the raw uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade.” –The San Francisco Weekly
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!
This engagement of Sammy Miller & the Congregation is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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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!