Old MacDonald’s Farm
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 3 pm
Join Bob Brown and his fantastic puppets as they take you on a visit to Old McDonald’s Farm. Enjoy some good old-fashioned, down-home fun with some very clever barnyard creatures. Free. For ages 2-5.
Clean Comedy with Ms. Gayle
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 8 pm
This side-splitting comic pokes fun at her country upbringing in rural Virginia, television shows, and various hard knocks of life. A favorite with all audiences, Ms. Gayle will uplift your spirits and have you rolling in the aisles with her uproarious, but clean, commentary and down-home humor. FREE. For ages 18 and up.
A Tribute to the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 8 pm
From the funk and “earthy” grooves to the sophisticated and complex lyrics and orchestrations, join us as we celebrate a memorable catalog of songs with the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band.
Uplift Dance Festival
Monday, May 3 – Saturday, May 8, 2021
Experience a daily dose of uplifting messages during the Uplift Dance Festival. With the theme “What the World Needs Now”, local dancers encourage community healing through creative movement. Visit the Arts PG Parks Facebook page for a daily video and message and see the full program live on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 3 pm.
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8 pm
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices—“a one-man band…who is spiritually connected,” according to The New York Times, and “an eclectic adventurist,” in the words of People magazine. Midón combines his distinct voice, strumming, beats, and vocal mouth trumpet sounds to create a “one-man bad” performance. As a protégé of the late Bill Withers, Midón’s unique style shows influence of virtually every musical genre which came before him, including jazz, blues, R&B, and folk. Visit the Arts PG Parks Facebook page to watch the show.
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 8 pm
The Blackbyrds is a jazz-funk fusion group assembled by the legendary jazz artist Donald Byrd at Howard University. With hits like “Walking in Rhythm,” "Rock Creek Park," and "Happy Music," you won’t resist grooving to the music of this classic 1970s ensemble. Visit the Arts PG Parks Facebook page to watch the show.
Sy Smith, vocalist
Saturday, June 27, 2021, 8 pm
You've heard her with Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti (Live in Boston & PBS Great Performances). You've heard her on the viral video hit "Let's Stay Together" with the legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo. You've heard her poignant self-produced single "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete" on Stevie Wonder’s Radio Free KJLH in Los Angeles. You may have even seen her early in her career backing artists like Whitney Houston, Brandy, Macy Gray, or later with The Foreign Exchange or Sheila E. But if you've never seen Sy Smith's solo performances, you are in for a treat! Visit the Arts PG Parks Facebook page to watch the show.