Whether you’re in the mood for jazz, classical or hip-hop, you don’t have to go far
AMP by Strathmore
to hear great music BY MAURA MAHONEY
AMP opened in March 2015 in Pike &
Rose, a growing downtown area on Rockville
Pike. Located a quick walk from the White Flint
Metro, AMP hosts rock, blues, jazz, folk and R&B
concerts, as well as live comedy shows. The
club 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 a
sleek, modern space for private events—from
weddings to corporate meetings—which features floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to
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 Silver
Spring and quickly became one of the area’s
most popular entertainment venues for live
music and events. A spin-off of the legendary
Fillmore in San Francisco, the hall recalls the
original venue, with dark red velvet-covered walls
decorated with rock posters and four crystal
chandeliers 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 and
education complex, opened in 2005. The venue
presents 150 performances per year by major
international folk, blues, pop, R&B, jazz, world and
classical music and show tunes artists. Moreover,
the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents about
five performances at the Music Center each year,
and there are more than 75 music and art education
classes 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,
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A crowd enjoys a show at
The Filmore in Silver Spring.