New in the line up this year is the Frederick Speaker Series.
The Weinberg Center for the Arts announced its 2012-2013 season, offering a wide range of performances from some of the world's most exciting and established artists in the areas of music, comedy, dance, theater and film. "The season kicks off with comedian Jim Breuer on Friday, September 21, 2012 and ends with the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on Wednesday, June 26, 2013," said Victoria Temiz, Manager of Marketing and Development. "In October Maceo Parker, known as the Daddy of Funk will be coming. He's a spectacular saxophone player. He'll be here on October 6th. Then we have The Four Bitchin' Babes on Sunday, October 21st. It's a really funny act that they do," continued Temiz.
New in the line up this year is the Frederick Speaker Series, featuring well known leaders from around the country, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Gen. Colin Powell and Terry Gross. "This series is sponsored by the Ausherman Family Foundation, the C.Burr Artz Trust and Hood College," said John Healy, Executive Director.
Some other highlights include: Frederick-favorite pianist Jim Brickman
The #1 Beatles tribute band 1964 the Tribute
Country music legend Kathy Mattea
Bluegrass legend Seldom Scene
The musically eclectic and exciting Carolina Chocolate Drops
The timely humor of Second City for President
The musical comedy of Nunset Boulevard: the Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show starring Cindy Williams (of “Laverne and Shirley” fame)
The stunning vocal and musical talents of Acoustic Africa
The amazing blend of rumba, flamenco, and salsa guitar music of Jesse Cook
Velvet jazz vocals and fabulous fiddling of Jane Monheit with special guest Mark O’Connor
A second season of the Flying Dog Movie Series, complete with happy hour!
Even more silent films with the Wurlitzer organ!
The Weinberg Center also offers the smARTS Series, developed in conjunction with Frederick County Public Schools, to offer special weekday educational performances for students.
To purchase tickets or for more information go to www.weinbergcenter.org .