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3 Holiday Shows to See at BlackRock in December

Germantown arts venue hopes ‘Capital Hearings,’ swing dancing and the Lloyd Dobler Effect performances can help make your season bright.

The Captital Hearings perform Sunday, Dec. 15, 32013 at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. Photo credit: Britt Olden-Ecker
The Captital Hearings perform Sunday, Dec. 15, 32013 at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. Photo credit: Britt Olden-Ecker

Here’s the latest list of performers coming to BlackRock Center for the Arts this month. The Upcounty arts venue is located at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown. For more information or to purchase tickets call 240-912-1058 or go to www.blackrockcenter.org.

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An A Cappella Holiday with the Capital Hearings
What: With repertoire ranging from Renaissance motets to modern hits, The Capital Hearings will be making spirits bright with this festive, family-friendly program. This dynamic a cappella ensemble makes its BlackRock debut with a mix of seasonal favorites, vocal jazz, and contemporary arrangements. 
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15
Tickets: $14–$22 

Holiday Swing Lesson and Party with Gotta Swing & Daryl Davis
What: There’s nothing like a high-energy night of swing dancing to raise spirits and keep off extra holiday calories! Participants will get a dance lesson from Gotta Swing before hitting the floor solo or with a partner, all while enjoying the infectious boogie-woogie sounds of BlackRock favorite Daryl Davis. This night will certainly get spirits up and your holiday cheer flowing.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19
Tickets: $20. 

Lloyd Dobler Effect: Holiday Experience
What: Local favorite, Lloyd Dobler Effect (named for the character in the 1980s film Say Anything) has gained a stellar reputation on the national college circuit and worldwide music scene as the next great band to watch. LDE as they are commonly known, is a group of full-time touring musicians having shared the stage with music greats such as Santana, Jane's Addiction, Enimem, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind and many more. With a holiday theme, and an appearance from Santa, fans of ’80s, ’90s and holiday hits do not want to miss this show.
When: 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21
Tickets: $15.

 

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