Whether you’re in the mood for jazz, classical or hip-hop, you don’t have to go far
to hear great music BY MAURA MAHONEY
AMP by Strathmore
AMP opened in March 2015 in nearby Pike &Rose, a growing downtown area on RockvillePike. Located a quick walk from the White FlintMetro, AMP hosts rock, blues, jazz, folk and R&Bconcerts, as well as live comedy shows. Theclub has about 250 seats in its 2,800-square-foot concert space, but can accommodate up to
350 guests for standing shows. There’s also asleek, modern space for private events—fromweddings to corporate meetings—which fea-tures floor-to-ceiling windows that open up toJuliet balconies.
11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda,
Bethesda Blues & Jazz
The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club opened
7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda,
its doors in 2013 in the Bethesda Theater, a
historic Art Deco movie palace on Wisconsin
Avenue. With live entertainment several nights
each week, the club features 300 seats for
dinner and an additional 200 performance
seats, which go on sale when the dinner seats
are sold out. Performances cover a wide variety
of genres from blues and jazz to Motown,
country, rock and comedy acts.
The Fillmore Silver Spring
The Fillmore opened in 2011 in downtown SilverSpring and quickly became one of the area’smost popular entertainment venues for livemusic and events. A spin-off of the legendaryFillmore in San Francisco, the hall recalls theoriginal venue, with dark red velvet-covered wallsdecorated with rock posters and four crystalchandeliers hanging from 40-foot ceilings.
Performers range from rock and pop bands
to R&B and hip-hop acts, and from electronic
musicians to stand-up comedians.
8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring,
Strathmore provides multidisciplinary arts program-
ming in The Mansion at Strathmore and The Music
Center at Strathmore on its 15-acre site just north
of the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda.
The Music Center, a 1,976-seat concert hall andeducation complex, opened in 2005. The venuepresents 150 performances per year by majorinternational folk, blues, pop, R&B, jazz, world andclassical music and show tunes artists. Moreover,the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents aboutfive performances at the Music Center each year,and there are more than 75 music and art educationclasses each week.
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5200
The Mansion consists of the 100-seat Dorothy M.
and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room, the Strathmore
Tea Room, the Shop at Strathmore, the Gudelsky
Concert Pavilion and Gazebo, and the first-floor galleries
and Gudelsky Gallery Suite for Strathmore Fine Art.
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100,
things to do
A crowd enjoys a show at
The Filmore in Silver Spring.