The Weinberg Center is a showcase for performing arts in Frederick that enhances our area’s cultural life. Frederick’s historic 1926 movie palace is home to year-round quality entertainment: professional music, dance, and theater; classic movies, and family entertainment. The season begins in September each year and concludes the following May. For a complete listing of events, please visit WeinbergCenter.org. Free backstage tours are offered on a regular basis; more information can be found at WeinbergCenter.org/Tours.
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The gentlemen comprising the Brooklyn-based five-piece The Rad Trads distinguish themselves in ways few bands can. Already drawing lines around the block at home, the globe-trotting group’s singular take on rock n roll mixes punk rock energy, horn drenched soul, and jazz precision, all with a lighthearted but sincere delivery. It’s a sound and show that is gaining steam world over as The Rad Trads continue to tour in support of On Tap, out now from Hornblow Recordings. Challenging but humorous, at times The Rad Trads bring to mind Springsteen and his “Big Man” Clarence Clemons, Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks-era vocal style, and Wilco’s epic guitar breakdowns. All of this sonic goodness is only upstaged by the fact that the guys in The Rad Trads manage to exist as five distinct songwriters and singers in a band that still sounds powerfully egoless, familial, and cohesive. And none of them even planned on being vocalists!
The Rad Trads
Symphonic music returns to the Weinberg Center when the acclaimed Frederick Symphony Orchestra performs a magical evening of “Strings and Things” Be mesmerized by the music of Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Bizet. Peabody trained Maestro Glenn Quader will conduct the FSO in their long awaited return to the Weinberg.
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents “Strings and Things”
Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation, Jim Brickman, will be taking the nation by storm this holiday season with the Comfort & Joy at Home 2020 Virtual Tour. A portion of each ticket purchased to this live virtual event on December 6th will be benefit the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Brickman will bring the virtual concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” He will warm the hearts of all as sweet sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night.
JIM BRICKMAN – Comfort & Joy at Home
Combining the skill and discipline of an investigative reporter with a comedian’s sense of the absurd and the stupid, political humorist P.J. O’Rourke covers current events like no other. Known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative, he in fact bashes all political persuasions. O’Rourke proves himself a savvy guide to national and global affairs. His razor sharp insights never fail to inform and entertain audiences. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. For an additional $75 you can meet the speaker for a photo opportunity, a signing opportunity (whenever possible), and light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries. Tickets can be purchased by members starting August 8th and by the general public August 15th.
The top-ranked outdoor podcast, covering hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, and wild foods live on stage!
MeatEater: Off The Air
When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. This show is a great recipe for a date night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. Sexy and fast paced, it covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. While definitely for adults, this show will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!
Men Are From Mars—Women Are From Venus LIVE!
Four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier performs his one-man show, The Play, based on his unbelievable life story. The Play takes the audience into three bars from Rocky’s life where he tells stories of family, war, and the heart of Steeler Nation. In The Play, Rocky Bleier recalls being selected in the 16th round of the 1968 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, only to be drafted one year later by the Army and sent to Vietnam. Severely injured, he was expected to never play football again. However with personal determination and the encouragement of Steelers owner Art Rooney and other team members, Rocky was back at training camp in 1970 where he became an indispensable part of the Steelers dynasty, whose Super Bowl victories include 1975, 1976, 1979, and 1980. Audiences journey through the decades via familial anecdotes, tales of Steelers glory, and multimedia projections that bring Rocky’s remarkable story to life.
Rocky Bleier: The Play
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, up until MTV in the early ’80s, Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!
Neil Berg’s 50 YEARS OF ROCK N’ ROLL 2
Frederick is honored to welcome Vu Le, nationally recognized blogger of NonprofitAF. Vu is a writer, speaker, and former executive director of a Seattle nonprofit that promotes social justice. NonprofitAF candidly examines the joys and frustrations of the nonprofit sector, challenges established norms, and provokes discussions. He will stretch your current thinking and bring a different perspective to nonprofit management. The speaking engagement with Vu Le will be held here at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. The rest of the 2020 Non-Profit Summit will be held across the street at New Spire Arts, 15 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD.
Frederick Nonprofit Summit presents Vu Le
Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Dave Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and continues performing as a solo artist with sold-out shows. His career spans several important rock eras, and encompasses his work as a producer, performer, songwriter and consummate guitarist.
Dave Mason – The Feelin’ Alright Tour
This acapella group thrills audiences with their captivating sound and extraordinary music.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER: The Open Bar Tour
Bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan has spent 30 years writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the environment. He’s been a New York Times bestselling author and a contributing writer to many publications. Chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010), Pollan is also a professor and lectures widely on food, agriculture, and health. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. For an additional $75 you can meet the speaker for a photo opportunity, a signing opportunity (whenever possible), and light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.
Frederick Speaker Series presents Michael Pollan
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