“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.
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!
“…a strong, lustrous tone and amiably regal presence onstage.” –The New York Times
“Olatuja posesses a special instument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.” –Downbeat Magazine
“Breathtaking… fantastic… unreal.” –The View
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.
This engagement of Alicia Olatuja is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.