BlackRock’s free outdoor summer concert series kicks off Saturday -- Gazette.Net


On Saturday BlackRock Center for the Arts will host a concert with The Crawdaddies, the first in a free summer series of five concerts between June 28 and July 26.

All concerts will take place on the lawn outside of the center at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown and begin at 7 p.m. In case of bad weather, the concerts will be moved inside to the BlackRock mainstage. No reservations are required.

June 28: The Crawdaddies, who “infuse cajun, zydeco, blues, ska, roots, rock and reggae into an incomparable, groove-laden sound,” according to BlackRock’s description of the band.

July 5: The U.S. Navy Band: The Commodores, the Navy’s jazz ensemble from Washington, D.C.

July 12: The Nighthawks, a Washington, D.C.-based American rock and blues band.

July 19: Chopteeth, “a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra,” that combines West African and American pop music, BlackRock describes. The band has won 12 awards from the Washington Area Music Association in several categories.

July 26: Tom Principato, guitarist and singer with a background in blues and rock from Washington, D.C.

For more information about the series visit