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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:

725.00

- Reservation Recommended

- Reservations Required

- Specials/Coupons for Groups

Onsite

- Alcohol Served

- Group Tours Available

- Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor

- 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

- 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


Retail

Onsite

- Alcohol Served

- Group Tours Available

- Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor

- Onsite Restaurant/Food Vendor

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite


Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

July 30, 2018

Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford have been on quite a ride. Following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cosmo and Stu launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live in concert the hit songs -- touchstones of a generation. Since then, the legendary rhythm section has been thrilled by the outpouring of affection for their new band. World tours and a platinum selling album Recollection followed. The astounding response to the band has been driven in part by new generations of fans that, as Cosmo says, “weren’t even born when the music came out.” While, as udiscovermusic.com recently commented, it is the “rhythm section Doug Clifford’s drums and Stu Cook’s bass that is a hallmark of Creedence Clearwater Revival,” the boys did not take assembling the rest of the new group’s players lightly. “In the beginning Cosmo and I decided that if we could find the musicians that could capture the sound and recreate what the music was about, we’d do it,” recalls Stu. As fans around the world can attest, Stu and Cosmo found the right players. Lead guitarist Kurt Griffey brings crowds to their feet and the front of the stage with his solos. He as recorded and toured with other notable musicians including members of the Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues, Wings, Lynyrd Skynryd, Santana and Journey. On lead vocal and rhythm guitar is Dan McGuiness. The purity, power and range of Dan’s soaring voice hits right to the heart. Multi instrumentalist Steve Gunner rounds out the group. As Cosmo puts it, “Gun provides live all the overdubs that were on the records. - keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica and the high harmonies.” In 2013, Classic Rock Revisited critic Jeb Wright wrote about a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert he attended. “The true test of any concert is how the music makes you feel. On this night, this writer walked away with a wonderful feeling, having just witnessed timeless, historical music, performed to perfection. Creedence Clearwater Revisited not only looks to the past, performing iconic songs, they bring them to the modern day, reminding us all of the true importance of this music.”

Little Feat
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Little Feat

July 22, 2018

Little Feat is one of rock n’ roll’s best live bands ever. That statement has been reinforced and documented both by fans and journalists alike for decades. In 40 years of touring, concert-goers are continually mesmerized by six exceptional musicians who tear it up collectively and individually, with both verve and instrumental prowess night after night. Their songs cross many genres: rock, the blues; jazz fusion; and a unique brand of southern rock with simmering acoustic interludes and a healthy dash of Cajun funk thrown in. Little Feat remains a viable force in rock, touring regularly, mixing it up nightly and continuing to produce new and vital music. This band still harnesses the passion, creativity and excitement that embodies its definitive works and remains the quintessential rock band it has always been.

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

July 17, 2018

Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time.  As the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” “Fool’s Overture” and so many others that have become the soundtrack of our lives.  Roger's trademark way of setting beautiful introspective lyrics to upbeat melodies resonated and found its way into the hearts and minds of people from cultures around the world.  His songs have remarkably stood the test of time and earned Roger and Supertramp an adoring worldwide following. During the time that Roger led the band, Supertramp became a worldwide rock phenomenon, selling well over 60 million albums to date. In Canada alone, sales for “Crime of the Century” and “Breakfast in America” reached Diamond status; meaning one in fifteen Canadians owned both albums. The wildly successful album “Breakfast in America" hit number one in countries around the world and stayed on the top of the charts for a full year, selling over 20 million copies and becoming one of the biggest selling albums of all

Richard Marx
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Richard Marx

June 22, 2018

As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Don’t Mean Nothing” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, “Now and Forever”) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. For most artists, that would be impressive enough – but Richard Marx didn’t stop there. He launched a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like “To Where You Are,” the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, “This I Promise You.” He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father.” Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles (including Keith Urban’s #1 smash “Long Hot Summer”) both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He has also written with Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles and Vince Gill. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

June 18, 2018

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards. Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits. These include, “Promises in the Dark”, “Hell is For Children”, We Live For Love”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “Hit me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong.” Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.

Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking
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Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking

May 11, 2018

Tired of looking over your shoulder before telling a funny story that might upset grandpa? Or are you still rebounding from that joke he told at your wedding? Why stress!? Let The Second City take all the risk while you sit back and laugh at our latest sketch comedy and improv revue, LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE TALKING, coming to Maryland Hall. We’ll put our signature spin on the things you wish you could bring up in mixed company--just be careful who you share them with when you head back to the office! Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.

Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition

April 29, 2018

For over 29 years, Annapolis Opera's Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $500 to $3,500. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals opera to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from the Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 10 AMFinals: Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera's 30th Annual Vocal Competition

April 28, 2018

For over 29 years, Annapolis Opera's Vocal Competition has given opera students and young professionals in the mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to hone their craft by performing for a blue-ribbon panel of judges comprised of respected music educators and opera performers. It also gives Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz a chance to discover new talent for upcoming Annapolis Opera productions. The competition is fierce, with the eight finalists selected from more than 100 outstanding applicants! Prizes total more than $10,000, with each finalist receiving from $500 to $3,500. Held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the competition spans a weekend, with both semi-finals and finals opera to the public, and is FREE, due to a generous grant from the Helena Foundation, Jim and Sylvia Earl. Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 10 AMFinals: Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 3 PMMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Brian Culbertson: Colors of Love Tour
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Brian Culbertson: Colors of Love Tour

April 27, 2018

Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop artists of the 1970s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson has amassed 30 Billboard No. 1 singles and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. With love, romance and his recent 20th wedding anniversary serving as his inspiration, Culbertson crafted thirteen new songs that will be released as “Colors of Love” on Valentine’s Day.