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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-5544
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About Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Dedicated to Art for All, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the arts.  Founded in 1979, Maryland Hall provides a wide range of arts-related programming for people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Each day we carry out our vision to be the area’s leading center for lifelong participation in the arts. Maryland Hall offers arts classes for all ages, outreach programs, several galleries with rotating exhibits, a 725-seat theatre and a 200-seat community theater.  MHCA presents a year-round schedule of performances including presentations by four Resident Companies (Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland).

Attraction

General

- Family Friendly

- Maximum Group:

725

- Reservation Recommended

- Reservations Required

- Specials/Coupons for Groups

Onsite

- Alcohol Served

- Group Tours Available

- Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite


Dining

Meals Served

- Dessert

- Dinner

- Lunch

Onsite

- Alcohol Served

- Group Tours Available

- Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite

Pricing

- Dining Cost

Low,

- Discounts

Group Discount ,

- Payment Methods Accepted

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa,

General

Accessibility

- Wheelchair

Hours

- Sunday

Event TBD

- Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Saturday

Event TBD
Pricing

- Dining Cost

Low,

- Discounts

Group Discount ,

- Payment Methods Accepted

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa,
Transportation

- Bus Parking

- Free Parking


Blue Oyster Cult at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Maryland Hall

Blue Oyster Cult at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

October 6, 2019

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. Upon the release of BÖC's self-­-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-­-yet-­-heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BÖC's canon includes three stone-­-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's Agents of Fortune, the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's Spectres and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from1981's Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee,""Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark." The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino. We realized we're a 'classic rock' band. That's what we are, that's what we do best, that's what we know. The band members are proud of BÖC's classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don't like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-­-alike, formulaic rap-­-metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-­-seller charts. BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule that brings new songs and classics to original fans and, as Bloom puts it, "teen-­-agers with green hair."

GET THE LED OUT at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Maryland Hall

GET THE LED OUT at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

September 12, 2019

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.  The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants...a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band. "Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era," says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. "I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless." Whether it's the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it's their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event!

Art Garfunkel at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Maryland Hall

Art Garfunkel at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

July 25, 2019

Rams Head is thrilled to announce that iconic singer and author ART GARFUNKEL will be heading back to Annapolis on Thursday, July 25! Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums. Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling albums ever.  The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for Garfunkel: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in ‘89, and began an amazing trek across America--on foot. But the ‘80s and ‘90s found Garfunkel doing what he does best: singing for an audience. “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says Garfunkel, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world. “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job. I try to soothe, to lift...That’s my life.” Garfunkel's latest book, "What Is It All But Luminous (Notes From An Underground Man)" was released in September of 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Tommy Emmanuel at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Maryland Hall

Tommy Emmanuel at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

July 24, 2019

“If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” – Jason Isbell  Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they would if he was the kind of artist who was ever satisfied. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. All the while, Tommy has hungered for what’s next. When you’re widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, what’s next is Accomplice One, an album of collaborations with some of the finest singers, songwriters and, yes, guitarists alive today – a list including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.  Since he and his brother Phil taught themselves to play as toddlers, the guitar has been Tommy’s real first language–and he’s more articulate on his signature Melbourne-made Maton acoustics than most people are with words. Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.  For many players, the technical mastery of the technique would overwhelm the emotion of the music, but not for Tommy. His idols are not just the great players, but also the great pop songwriters and singers–Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Beatles and their ilk. While thousands of fans have spent years trying to unpack and imitate Tommy’s technique, for him it’s just the delivery system. His approach is always song and emotion first, his music the embodiment of his soulful spirit, sense of hope and his love for entertaining.  Which is not to say he dismisses the CGP, the Guitar Player awards, the Grammy nominations, the numerous magazine polls naming him the greatest acoustic guitarist alive. He’s grateful for it all, and the incredible journey that’s led him to the most invigorating period of his career–six decades into it. For Tommy though, the greatest reward is always the same–to make the next great record, and to see the beaming audience at the next great show.  “When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now I just want to be in the happiness business–I make music, you get happy. That’s a good job.”

The Temptations at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Maryland Hall

The Temptations at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

May 26, 2019

For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. With their recognizable choreography, and onstage suites The Temptations were the definitive male vocal groups of the 1960s. Over the course of their career The Temptations have had 83 charted Billboard U.S. singles and 44 Billboard Top 10 Hits including "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," “Get Ready,” "Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone," "I Can't Get Next to You" and many more.

Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera Grand Finale: Denyce Graves in Concert

May 5, 2019

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graces has performed in the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Particularly well-known for her portrayals of the title roles in Carmen and Samson et Dalila, Ms. Graves’ expressive voice and stage presence continues to thrill audiences with her concert and recital appearances.