September 20, 2018
Volume 18-20
Welcome to Artist Alley,
Washington County Arts Council's electronic newsletter. We hope this publication will engage you with the arts in your community.
WCAC welcomes your ideas and support as it continues to take the lead in bringing together the community's art organizations to strengthen our region's arts culture.
For artist information, arts events, calls for art, and more visit WCAC's web page... .
The Washington County Arts Council
is pleased to announce the
Guest Celebrity Chefs for
The Art of Cooking 2019!

September 2018 Exhibits

“Rebecca Perkins: Breathing in Color” and “Katie Toothman: Darlin’ & Jed’s Woodland Friends” exhibits continue through October 2, 2018 .
October 2018 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council is pleased to host “Appalachian Spring in Hagerstown” a photography exhibit by Ira Lourie and students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (teacher, Mark Youngblood); Clear Spring High School (teacher, Josh Edwards); and Williamsport High School (teacher, Jonathan Hearn).

Dr. Lourie was asked to prepare photos to accompany the MSO October 2018 concert and the project under Dr. Lourie’s direction expanded to a month-long-gallery exhibit including some talented local students.

Dr. Lourie has already spent instruction time with the classes at each school and under his direction, the teachers have chosen over 68 works to display.

The Washington County Arts Council thanks the
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation “Day of Caring” volunteers for sprucing-up the Take Flight Butterfly in front of its gallery!

(Pictured from left to right are: Samantha Bodnar, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, Bowman Group; Kelsie Palmer, CXO, Kite & Anchor; and Steven O’Farrell, Vice President, William G. Bowen, Inc.)

Work crew not pictured are:
BISFA Foundation staff,
Mimi Dickinson and Julie Cade
DEADLINE: October 27, 2018

Call for Artists--Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2018
Awards sponsored by Hagerstown A & E District with support from the City of Hagerstown.
Taste of the Arts: Downtown Hagerstown
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5-8pm

Delight all of your senses with the sights and sounds of local artists while sampling culinary treats at various downtown venues. Entertainment by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students & other talented local artists.

Get your passport ticket stamped at every venue and be eligible to win a variety of prizes! Bring your stamped passport to the Washington County Arts Council when completed visits at all venues. Tickets sold at The Maryland Theatre box office and all venues are within walking distance of City Center.

Taste of the Arts benefits The Maryland Theatre, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation, and Washington County Arts Council.
Poetry Out Loud accepting applications

It's time to jump into Poetry Out Loud!
Contact your state coordinator to find out how to participate.

Christine Stewart
Art Market - Wind Down

“Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND” is a downtown monthly event in conjunction with The Maryland Theatre, The Washington County Arts Council and the City of Hagerstown…..that is fun for all ages. The October 2018 event, on Friday, October 5, 2018, offers artists the 2018 FREAKY FRIDAY ART MARKET, a venue to demonstrate and sell their art while enjoying local food, beverages and entertainment.

The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC), along with the committee members of the Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND, are pleased to invite visual artists to answer a “Call to Artists” for the opportunity of be a part of the juried event 2018 FREAKY FRIDAY ART MARKET on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm to be held in conjunction with Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND.


  •  Artists are encouraged to submit up to three renderings of their work for review.
  •  Images must be submitted in a jpeg format and files should be labeled:
  •  “Last Name___ First Name___ Title of Work, ___Medium”
  •  Please email images of the works to be considered along with the attached application and hold harmless agreement to:
  •  Include full name, address, telephone and email address.
  •  Alternatively, artists may submit digital images by sending a CD, marked with the artist’s name, and a completed entry form to: Washington County Arts Council, Inc., 34 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Artists who would like to have the CD returned should include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope.
  • All entries must be submitted by Friday, September 28, 2018. Artists will be notified of selection by Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

In the event of inclement weather, the 2018 FREAKY FRIDAY ART MARKET/“Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND” will be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, all space reservation fees will be returned to artists. The cancellation will be decided by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018. Please provide a cell phone number on the application; a text message will be sent in case of cancellation.

Please download, read, and return all completed documents.
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater
announces its 2019 Season!
Click the graphic above to learn more.
“A Servant’s Life” an exhibit at the Miller House Museum
August 4 - September 29, 2018 • Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Roll up your sleeves to experience the new exhibit at the Miller House Museum! In “A Servant’s Life”, household artifacts, photographs, and more plunge visitors into the life of a servant at the Miller House. Follow the daily routine of a 19th century servant as you move throughout the museum in this multi-story, interactive exhibit. Learn more about the lives and stories of Miller House servants, as well as those who served in other households throughout local history, with a tour of this new exhibit.
Highlights include an original 1805 copy of a servant’s manual and authentic clothing worn by 19th century kitchen staff.
“A Servant’s Life” will run from Saturday, August 4th to Saturday, September 29th. The exhibit will kick off with a free butter making demonstration on Saturday, August 4th. The exhibit will be open to the public during regular museum hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Entrance to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission.

Throughout the run of the exhibit, the Washington County Historical Society will be hosting lectures, workshops, and other activities associated with the event. Please contact us or consult our website for more information about these additional upcoming events.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Washington County Historical Society ,135 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD, 21740.

Phone: 301-797-8782
September 7th through Sunday Sept 30th
Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm; Sundays 1 to 5 pm

Mansion House Gallery
501 Highland Way | City Park, Hagerstown

Valley Art Association members’ exhibit. Free admission.
Call 301 797-2867 or email
There are three more performances of The Potomac Playmakers' production of the classic musical "Godspell," now moving to Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport! Make your plans now to see these final performances by ordering your tickets online at!
Southside Community Block Party
FREE! Featuring live music by the SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND and THE CHUCK BROWN BAND. Lawn Chairs Welcome. Local Resources, Carnival Games, Train Rides, Laser Tag, Family Friendly, Prizes, Food, Kids Zone. Rain or Shine.
Constitution Day
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Washington County Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution invite you to help us celebrate one of America's most important documents: the Constitution! This is a free day of family friendly crafts, games, and giveaways to commemorate the signing of the American Constitution. Learn more about this important document all day at the Miller House Museum!

Miller House Museum
135 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD, 21740.
Phone: (301) 797-8782
Back to School Wind Down
Friday, September 21, 2018• 6-9pm

Lucky Punk is back performing live at Wind Down. Pretzel and Pizza Creations Hagerstown and Gelato Bliss are serving up some good eats. We’ll have lots of fun vendors to make sure your kids are ready to head “Back to School”, plus there’s coloring and corn hole.

USMH Plaza
50 W Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD
The Washington County Playhouse
Dinner Theater
and Children's Theater

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children’s Theater is proud to present Theatre for Young Audiences production, The Snow Queen, on Saturday afternoons September 22- October 27, 2018, directed by Shawn R. Martin.
The Playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater
44 North Potomac Street, Rear
in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

Tickets can be purchased at
or by calling 301-739-7469.
Stories In The Round - Zunny Matema
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown meeting hall 13245 Cearfoss Pike
September 24, 2018 | 7:00pm

Zunny Matema is a cultural activist, artist, lecturer, author, historical colonial & Civil War portrayer, storyteller, and playwright with MPT scripts to her credit. A retired MD World History teacher, she directed a high school Civil War performance company, “The Poly United States Colored Troops History Society” and performed with The Painted Gourd, Red & Black Voices traveling through the mid-Atlantic sharing the history of Native People and Africans before, during and after Columbus. As a 7th generation descendent of a woman enslaved as personal servant to Martha Washington, Matema has designed healing programs for other descendants of enslaved ancestors, as well as descendants of slave masters.

Stories In The Round is a 10 session series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, 13245 Cearfoss Pike (Salem Ave. extended) usually on the 4th Monday of the month, March thru December. Children 12 years & older welcome when accompanied by a parent or group leader. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Contact: Fanny Crawford, 301-730-1638 or
Fee: $10 in advance $12 at the door
Back to School Wind Down
Wednesday, September 26, 2018• 7:30-9am

Lucky Punk is back performing live at Wind Down. Pretzel and Pizza Creations Hagerstown and Gelato Bliss are serving up some good eats. We’ll have lots of fun vendors to make sure your kids are ready to head “Back to School”, plus there’s coloring and corn hole.

Washington County Chamber of Commerce
1 South Potomac St.,
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Register: 301-739-2015
The Alsatia Club presents Thunder in the Square
Friday, September 28, 2018 • 6-10pm

Thunder in the Square is a car, truck, motorcycle, and tractor show with live music provided by The Cruisers, food vendors, and activities for kids.

Music in USMH Plaza, 50 W Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD, and vehicle parking for the car shows on West Washington, East Washington, and North Potomac Streets.

One Maryland One Book

One Maryland One Book author Tim Junkin will embark soon on an eight-stop tour of the state, September 30–October 4, to talk about his book, Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence. Each of Mr. Junkin’s talks will be followed by a book signing. All tour events are free, and seating is first-come, first-served; no tickets required. The tour kicks off at the Baltimore Book Festival, followed by visits to Boonsboro, Frederick, Abingdon, Bowie, Leonardtown, Salisbury, and Cambridge.
To meet with Mr. Junkin in a more intimate setting attend the annual author reception fundraiser! On September 29 at Baltimore Center Stage. A $60 ticket includes a meet-and-greet, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a signed copy of Bloodsworth. Buy tickets now.

To learn more about the tour:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741
Scratchboard Art Class
with Donna Housel

Dates: October 2 - 30, 2018
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cumberland, MD

Award winning Artist, Donna Housel, is offering a 5-week class on Scratchboard Art. Beginners are welcome, all levels of expertise. All needed supplies will be provided. 5 two hour sessions, every Tuesday beginning on October 2 and ending on October 30, from 1PM to 3PM. If interested, please contact Donna Housel,, for more information and to reserve your seat.
Maryland Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education hosts an interest session for those Interested in joining MC3's Teaching Roster. Oct. 3, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the @motorhousebalt . Email for more information or to RSVP.
Opening Reception, Dirt ~Group Show”
Thursday, October 4, 2017, 6pm
Maryland Entertainment Group
opens its 2018-19 Season!
How to be a Respectable Junkie

A Maryland premiere, “How to be a Respectable Junkie” is a new play by Greg Vovos that addresses the opioid crisis head-on. The story is based on the life of a recovered heroin addict and offers insight into the mind of an addict and the hope that exists for those who are struggling.
October 4, 5, 6 at 8PM,
October 6 & 7 at 2PM
Price: $15 General Admission,
$10 Students/Seniors (55+),
HCC Students & Staff Free

Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone 301-302-9784
Hagerstown Community College's Black Box Theatre
11400 Robinwood Drive | Hagerstown MD 21742
Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church, West German Street, Shepherdstown WV, 25443

The Friends of Music will present the first concert of their 2018-2019 season on Saturday, October 6.
The concert will feature the Two Rivers String Quartet. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown.
Entitled "Bold and Beautiful," it will include two works:
• Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) –– String Quartet No. 1 in F major
• Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) –– String Quartet No. 2
This program contrasts the boldness and youthful exuberance of Beethoven’s first quartet with a Borodin quartet that is one of the most romantic chamber music works ever written. Several of the melodies in the Borodin piece are well-known today as songs that were popularized in the 1953 musical Kismet, such as "And this is my Beloved.”
Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $25 per person ($22.50 before September 23).
Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted.
The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the region. For full information about the Friends and their concerts go to their website.



St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown is sponsoring a free concert.
A trombone and organ concert will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 112 N. King Street in Shepherdstown October 7, 2018 at 3 pm.

Performing as the duo twoRESONATE are trombonist James Martin and organist Daniel Miller. Martin is principal trombonist of The American Pops Orchestra in Washington DC, and professor of trombone at Shepherd University. He received a Master of Music and Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Aarhus, Denmark and a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Miller is organist of First Baptist Church, Winchester, a staff accompanist at Shenandoah Conservatory, and a collaborative pianist on the Shepherd University faculty.
Classic works by Gustav Holst, Percy Whitlock, Franz Lizst, and Alexandre Guilmant will be performed. Contemporary music by John Purser, Anthony Plog, and Stephen Sondheim is also on the program.

The concert is free of charge. The church is adjacent to the Shepherd University campus where parking is available on the High Street lot.
Chili Cookoff

What's NXT, the Hagerstown Suns and Breast Cancer Awareness--Cumberland Valley, Inc. are proud to announce the 2018 Chili Cookoff featuring The Kelly Bell Band out of Baltimore.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. In addition to the cook-off, there will be activities throughout the day, including a vendor fair, kids zone and door prizes.

Come sample and vote on the best chili & BBQ in the area, shop local arts and craft vendors, enjoy live music and the kids' zone while supporting BCA-CV.

Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate for adults; $5 for kids age 4 to 12. Kids 3 and under are admitted free.

*** What's NXT and Breast Cancer Awareness--Cumberland Valley, Inc. would like to extend a SPECIAL FREE admission offer to any breast cancer survivor and half-price tickets to their family members. To receive a voucher for entry into the event, email us at We want to offer a small show of recognition of them as survivors and acknowledging their families as supporters.***

To purchase event tickets, please go to

COOKS: Whatever you call chili, we call chili. We need teams to cook their favorite chili recipe. Individual teams can have 4 people, corporate teams can have 6 people. All cooks must be 18 and older.

Awards will be given in three categories: Best Overall Chili, the “People’s Choice” Chili and Best Booth Display. The “Best Overall Chili” winner will receive $1,000 cash with second place winning $500 and third place winning $250.

Cost: $25 - Space 35x5
Plus $25 Health Department Certificate
Chili Required: 10 Gallons
Every cook team will be entered into a drawing for $50 gift card

To sign up a chili cook team or individual, please email Cindy Fowler at or call 301-791-7165.

VENDORS: Email Cindy Fowler at or call 301-791-7165 if you are interested in being a vendor for this event.
Freaky Friday Wind Down
Friday, October 5, 2018 • 6-9pm

Matt Otis & The Sound is performing live. Artist Market for demonstrations and sales. Grab dinner from Holy Crepes or Pretzel and Pizza Creations Hagerstown. For the kids there’s coloring, corn hole and a hayride!

USMH Plaza
50 W Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD
Family Workshop: Knitting for Beginners
at the Miller House Museum
October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018

Washington County Historical Society
135 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD, 21740.

Phone: 301-797-8782
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents
Maureen McGovern
at The Maryland Theatre
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • 7:30pm

Live On Stage, Inc. and the Hagerstown Community Concert Association announce Multi award-winning actress as part of their 2018 - 2019 Concert Season.

Broadway superstar, hit recording artist, and box office darling Maureen McGovern is celebrating the 45th anniversary of her smash hit “The Morning After” in a special concert at Maryland Theatre on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the Maryland Theatre Box Office or on their website, $25 for adults and $8 for Students under age 18. Lobby doors open one hour prior to the show. Open Seating starts 45 minutes prior to the show. For additional ticket information, visit the association web site at

Maureen McGovern’s illustrious career spans more than 45 years, and includes multiple Grammy, Emmy and Drama Desk Awards and Nominations for her work in the theatre, film, and music industries. Her onstage career began in 1981 when Maureen made her Broadway debut as “Mabel” in The Pirates of Penzance. She would then go on to appear in notable productions such as Nine, 3 Penny Opera, Little Women: The Musical, and The King and I. Maureen’s onscreen credentials include appearances in popular films like Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel, and Joseph: King of Dreams. As a singer, Maureen has recorded multiple chart-topping, award-winning film tracks including #1 Oscar-winning International Gold Record hit “The Morning After” (The Poseidon Adventure). Other hits include “Can You Read My Mind” (Superman), “We May Never Love Like This Again” (The Towering Inferno), and “Different Worlds” (from the TV series Angie). Maureen is among the most talented and decorated performers of her generation, and continues to build upon her already-renowned career still today. Click Here To View A Video Of Maureen McGovern.

Tickets: $25.00

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents the Season Opening MSO Concert:
Visions of America
Saturday October 13 2018 | 7:30 PM
Sunday October 14 2018 | 3:00 PM

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Ricardo Marlow and Group to perform Oct. 14 at HCC

Hagerstown Community College will host the Ricardo Marlow and Group as part of its Kepler Concert Series on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m., in the Kepler Theater.

Flamenco and Rumba guitarist, Ricardo Marlow, has long been a highly sought-after solo performer and accompanist, earning acclaim for his “brilliant technique, lyrical compositions, and masterful interpretations of Flamenco standards.” Whether performing as a soloist, with his Flamenco group, or his “Gipsy Kings-Style” rumba group, Ricardo brings high-energy entertainment to any audience or event.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Danny Webber at 240-500-2406. To learn more about the group, visit
Authentic Community Theatre presents “Grease”
at The Maryland Theatre
October 19 & 20, 2018 • 7:30pm

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals and now it’s coming to you at the Maryland Theatre. Get your tickets now, they won’t last!

Tickets: $20.00

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Washington County Historical Society presents
the film screening of The Education of Johnny Schnell
at The Maryland Theatre
Sunday, October 21, 2018 • 2pm

At the height of the Cold War, local Washington County boy John Schnell was chosen by the United States government to star in a film that was never intended to be shown in the United States. "The Education of Johnny Schnell" followed the daily life of an all-American boy, and became a widely circulated propaganda film in Asia during the 1960s and 70s. General John Schnell will also share his photographs, film related memorabilia, and personal experiences.

Tickets: $10 in advance

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
93rd Annual Alsatia Mummers' Parade
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Spectators can enjoy the Mummers' Parade almost anywhere alongside the parade route. To purchase tickets for arranged seating, please visit the Maryland Theatre Box Office or call 301-790-2000.

For more information or if you have questions about the Mummers' Parade, please contact the Alsatia Club at 301-739-2044.
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents
Ilya Yakushev - Award Winning Russian Pianist
at The Maryland Theatre
Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 3:00pm

Soloist with International Symphony Orchestras Ilya Yakushev is an award-winning Russian pianist whose program will feature compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Featuring a multi-media presentation, Ilya’s performance is a visual and technical spectacular.

Fee: $25.00

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Acrylic Glazing Workshop with David Bottini
Mansion House Art Gallery, Hagerstown City Park
on Saturday, October 20th, 10:00-4:00.

The earlier date of July 18th did not work well for members, so Saturday, October 20th, has been set to replace it. The workshop will be in the upstairs studio.  Learn the handling of glazing
techniques in acrylics. $50 for Valley Art Association members and Museum members/$60 for non-members. Please feel free to email or call at 304-754-5116 for further information.
The Maryland Theatre presents
“Friday Night Fever:
Tribute to The Bee Gees"
starring The New York Bee Gees
11/02/2018 at 7:00pm

THE NEW YORK BEE GEES STORY The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show is comprised of some of Long Island New York’s most versatile and exceptionally talented players. The band includes present or former members of well known, world renown acts including The Alan Parsons Project, Happy Together Tour, Meatloaf, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Riot, Herman’s Hermits, Enrique Iglesias, The Rippingtons and more. Based in New York the show has played to sell out shows at The Paramount Theater and BB King NYC. Performances are regularly at The NYCB Theater at Westbury, Resorts World Casino, Empire Casino, The Suffolk Theater. B.B. King NYC wrote, "The NY Bee Gees Tribute Show presents the most extravagant Bee Gees show a fan can experience. The band offers all of the classic 70’s disco hits from Stayin’ Alive to Night Fever while embracing their early works such as To Love Somebody, I’ve Got To Get A Message To You and Massachusetts. The New York Bee Gees delivers songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog with a stunning production, powerful vocals and the professional stage presence to fill any club or casino."

Tickets: $54.50-$34.50

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The 2018 MSO Symphony Ball - one of the region's most fabulous fundraising galas - is set for Saturday, November 3, 2018, 6 pm onward at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Maryland.

You don't want to miss this incredible night of live musical performances from MSO musicians, live and silent auctions, a sumptuous dinner, special appearances from MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin, and much more.
The Maryland Theatre presents
November 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Zoso -The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Zoso’s live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It’s in the way they play: Each band member’s mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans.

Tickets: $35.00

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents
Amy Grant
November 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a 30 plus year adventure as a singer, song writer, author, television host and speaker.

Tickets: $109-$54

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a 30 plus year adventure as a singer, song writer, author, television host and speaker.

Tickets: $109-$54

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents
Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration
Friday, November 16, 2018 • 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Your friends from Sesame Street are throwing a celebration and the whole neighborhood is invited. Join in the excitement, laughter and music of Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration. Sing and dance along with Elmo. Marvel at Abby's magical moments. Shake it up with Cookie Monster. Be amazed as Super Grover flies. And move to the music with Rosita. Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration is what friends, family and forever memories are all about!

Fee: Range $79-$24

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Tim Hawkins at The Maryland Theatre
presented by the Boys & Girls Club
of Washington County
Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. But don’t take it from us...

Tim's gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted, the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.

Sure he's funny, but fans are often even more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim's hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites including The Chick-fil-A Song, Yoga Pants, Aging Rockers, Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife, Cletus Take the Reel, A Homeschool Family, and The Government Can. Still, Tim is no rock star: "It's not like I have a choice. Comedy is my only life skill."

Tim reminds us that for life's many difficulties, laughter is always the best medicine – when the medication runs out. He just released his 9th comedy DVD, "Just About Enough". Tim lives in Missouri with his wife and four crud muffins.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents
“The Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light Tour”
November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Their string of hits includes the Country-Pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others.

Tickets: Range $82-$52

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents
Vocal Trash - Innovative Troupe
at The Maryland Theatre
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 • 7:30pm

“… most crowd-pleasing group…” – Terry Fator, America’s Got Talent “Best Musical Act” by Fort Worth Texas Magazine High-Octane Entertainment Vocal Trash is entertainment with a conscience. An urban-themed Broadway style production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials. The interactive performance of singing, break-dancing and comedy leave the audience not only entertained, but inspired to spread peace, love and recycling. Glee Meets Stomp!
Fee: 25.00
Contact Name: Tammy Wilmoth
Contact Phone: 301-790-3500
Contact Email:

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Authentic Community Theatre, Inc. will be making their debut on the Maryland Theatre stage in November with Dorothy in Wonderland!

This amazing show features all of your favorite characters from Oz and Wonderland in one show and is played by local students in grades 1-8! Tickets are on sale now, so grab them today!
Join Main Street Hagerstown for the Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas Shopping tradition. Come celebrate Hagerstown’s cultural heritage with a German shopping experience in the heart of downtown to kick off the holiday season.

The market runs from 11am to 5pm on the square and will feature live music, local vendors with crafts, holiday gifts, artwork, wreaths, drinks and other treats. Bring the kids for special kid's activities and to meet Santa! Area restaurants will offer specials and discounts to tie into the festivities of the event.
A Motown Christmas
at The Maryland Theatre
12/04/2018 • 7:00pm

The Motown Experience is a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of three of Motown’s most legendary groups, The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. A Motown Christmas is a powerful show combining Motown’s greatest hits and everyone’s favorite holiday classics. The show features Motown's trademark dazzling choreography and unforgettable harmonies all performed in that memorable, soulful Motown style. The performance in Hagerstown, is part of a Christmas tour that includes Raleigh NC, Savannah GA, Erie PA and 9 other cities over a 3-week period. This is truly a family-oriented event that is sure to become a Holiday Tradition in Hagerstown and Western Maryland. You do not want to miss this unique, holiday spectacular.

Fee: Range $54-39
Contact Name: Tammy Wilmoth
Contact Phone: 301-790-3500
Contact Email:

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents the Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Festive holiday fun for families and friends
Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 3:00 pm

Featuring Guest Artists:
Alonzo Chadwick, gospel singer
Greater Works Gospel Choir

This year’s MSO Home for the Holidays is an inspired, fresh take on a family classic, featuring acclaimed gospel vocalist Alonzo Chadwick, "America's Got Talent" semifinalists Greater Works Gospel Choir, and much more.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Carol of the King - The Irish Dance
Christmas Spectacular
Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular is led by former lead dancer from Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance and founder of Two Step Productions, Justin Boros. Two Step Productions also created the smash hit and fastest growing Irish dance show in the U.S., Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, which continues to tour every Spring and set records across the county. Two Step Productions is bringing the two biggest things in the world together for the very first time, Irish dance and Christmas, to turn an age-old tradition into the first ever Irish dance Christmas spectacular the whole family will enjoy!

Winter has fallen across the land. King Solomon and his kingdom prepare for the Christmas season celebration. While cold winds caress the landscape, one gust brought an unearthly chill not felt before. The dark sorceress Circe and her ghostly legion known as The Frost are upon the land. She has trapped the legendary King Solomon under her spell in an attempt to steal the throne and expel Christmas once and for all. Unable to free himself and carry forth the holiday spirit, hope remains lost for all those in the kingdom...until now.

In a brave effort to rescue their king and preserve the spirit of the season, the kingdom has called upon Solomon's loving companion Brighid, his younger brother Aidan and the Guardians to restore harmony to the land. With the frigid forces attempting to break the will of the crown and banish Christmas for eternity, will darkness reign or will victory be seized from Circe's icy grip in the legend that has come to be known as Carol of the King.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Authentic Community Theatre presents
Oklahoma! at The Maryland Theatre
January 18 & 19, 2019 • 7:30pm

Tickets on sale Friday, October 12 at 11 am

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre presents
American Girl Live
02/01/2019 • 7:00pm

Experience American Girl in an all-new musical, coming to The Maryland Theatre! American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

Fee: Range $75-19

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500

Washington Goes Purple

The Washington County Arts Council supports “Washington Goes Purple” to promote substance abuse awareness to prevent addiction.
Holly Fest Applications Now Available

The City of Hagerstown is pleased to announce that applications to participate in Holly Fest are now available. Holly Fest is an annual performance that features student/youth performance groups. We are seeking young dancers, singers, instrumentalists, and actors that reflect the diversity of our community to participate. This year’s show takes place at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm, with a mandatory technical rehearsal on Monday, November 19 at 6:00 pm. There is no charge to participate and tickets to see the show are free.

Applications are due no later than Monday, October 8.

For more information call 301-739-8577, x. 116, or emailing
Friday October 26, 2018 from 5-6 pm and Saturday, October 27, 2018

It has been ten years of cultivating local artists, collecting local treasures, catering to local treasure seekers, welcoming visitors to our beautiful town.
The festivities kick off on Friday at 5 with door prizes, giveaways and treats. Mix and mingle with our artists, town dignitaries and of course our wacky wonderful staff while we ply you with wine, laughter and locally made marvels.
The party continues through Saturday with metal artist David Dufficy, silver sorceress Michelle Arsenault and painter Dan Murphy giving demonstrations and chatting about their crafts.

Gifts Inn Boonsboro
16 N Main Street | Boonsboro, MD 21713
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