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The Weinberg Center for the Arts announced the complete lineup for its 39th season of live comedy, music, dance, family programming, and film, reflecting its commitment to presenting diverse, affordable entertainment for the Frederick community.

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Weinberg’s 2017-2018 Season to Feature Darlene Love, Kellie Pickler, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Stars, and More


FREDERICK, Md., Thursday, August 3, 2017 — The Weinberg Center for the Arts announced the complete lineup for its 39th season of live comedy, music, dance, family programming, and film, reflecting its commitment to presenting diverse, affordable entertainment for the Frederick community. The season will open on September 29 with powerhouse singer Storm Large, known for her work with the band Pink Martini.

Tickets to all shows will become available to Weinberg Center members on Thursday, August 10 at 10am. Tickets will become available to the general public on Thursday, August 17 at 10am. Tickets and memberships can be purchased online at, by calling the Box Office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 W. Patrick Street.

Tickets for those performances previously announced, including Craig Morgan, Red Green, Tape Face, and Steven Curtis Chapman, are already on sale to the public.

2017-2018 Live! Series performances include:

  • Storm Large – Sept. 29, 2017
  • Craig Morgan: American Stories Tour – Sept. 30, 2017
  • Rhiannon Giddens: The Freedom Highway Tour – Oct. 1, 2017
  • Darlene Love – Oct. 6, 2017
  • Red Green: I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe Tour – Oct. 12, 2017
  • Tape Face – Oct. 15, 2017
  • Classic Albums Live: Hotel California – Oct. 20, 2017
  • Martin Sexton Trio – Oct. 21, 2017
  • Tracy Lawrence – Oct. 22, 2017
  • Steven Curtis Chapman: SCC Solo – Oct. 29, 2017
  • An Evening with Dailey & Vincent – Nov. 3, 2017
  • The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” – Nov. 11, 2017
  • The Steel Wheels – Nov. 16, 2017
  • Simply Three – Nov. 17, 2017
  • The MADS: Live Movie-Riffing with MST3K's Frank Conniff & Trace Beaulieu – Nov. 18, 2017
  • Joe Nichols – Nov. 19, 2017
  • Chanticleer – Nov. 28, 2017
  • Ornament – Nov. 30, 2017
  • Shadows of the ‘60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown – Dec. 2, 2017
  • Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler – Dec. 22, 2017
  • The Deanna Bogart Band: New Year’s Eve Eve – Dec. 30, 2017
  • 1964: The Tribute – Jan. 12, 2018
  • Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II – Jan. 19, 2018
  • Alicia Olatuja – Feb. 2, 2018
  • Musical Thrones: A Parody – Feb. 18, 2018
  • Teelin Irish Dance Company: Celtic Storm – Feb. 24, 2018
  • Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery – Mar. 4, 2018
  • We Banjo 3 – Mar. 7, 2018
  • The MozART Group – Mar. 8, 2018
  • Sammy Miller and The Congregation – Mar. 17, 2018
  • In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue – Mar. 24, 2018
  • The Mountaintop – Apr. 13, 2018
  • The Midtown Men – Apr. 19, 2018
  • Classic Albums Live: The Wall – Apr. 20, 2018
  • Mandolin Orange – Apr. 21, 2018
  • Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll – May 5, 2018
  • Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless – May 12, 2018

The Weinberg Center will once again host the Frederick Speaker Series, which is celebrating six seasons of bringing world-class leaders into the community. As previously announced, the lineup features Dr. Temple Grandin, Ted Koppel, Mitch Albom, and Rita Moreno.

The 2017-2018 Family Series will feature familiar and new characters alike in performances appropriate for all ages. Shows will include Champions of Magic, Flip FabriQue: Catch Me!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – LIVE!, Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas, and Catapult.

The Weinberg Center will continue to showcase emerging artists in its pay-what-you-want Tivoli Discovery Series. The 2017-2018 lineup includes Bailen, The Commonheart, Cyrille Aimée, New Breed Brass Band, and Dead Horses.

Honoring its roots as the former Tivoli movie palace, the Weinberg Center will continue to present its Silent Film Series, featuring live accompaniment on its Wurlitzer organ. The series begins November 4 with a screening of 1925’s stop motion spectacle “The Lost World.” The popular Flying Dog Film Series returns September 27 with “Tombstone,” and will feature films such as “The Princess Bride,” “Dirty Dancing,”“Wayne’s World,” and “The Terminator.”

A cornerstone of the Frederick arts community, the Weinberg Center has offered high-quality live entertainment in a landmark venue since 1978. “Putting together a season is always an adventure, as our goal is to present a diverse list of events,” said John Healey, Executive Theater Manager. “The upcoming season presents some old favorites, but quite a few newcomers that help us fulfill our mission.”

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2017-2018 season can be found at



The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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