The Westminster Concert Series 

Held Monthly at the Carroll Arts Center
91 West Main Street   Westminster, MD 21157

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Seating 7:30 PM; Showtime 8:00 PM

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Joe Keyes and the
Late Bloomer Band
Peter Rowan Walt Michael & Co. 
Annual Holiday Concert




NOTE: Online Westminster concert tickets available through Ticketleap, courtesy of the Carroll County Arts Center. Please bring your printed your receipt and ID to the concert. 

Ticket Specials
Group Rate Tickets ONLY Available by calling Common Ground on the Hill at 410-857-2771 OR the Carrol Arts Center at 410-848-7272.

Group Rate Tickets
available to groups of 6 or more
MUST be purchased as a block.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Group rate applies to regular admission tickets only.
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Individual Concert Tickets: $25; $22 Seniors 65+/Teens

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The 2016 ~ 2017 Concert Series
Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD

Jazz, Funk & Rock Fusion with
Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band

October 8, 2016

Joe Keyes is equal parts front man, poet and band conductor. The Freehold, NJ, native found his orchestra in late 2009 in The Late Bloomer Band, a concoction of Baltimore-area musicians. The band takes audiences back to the days of Miles Davis and early P-Funk, when big bands were led by strong individuals. The band’s brand of live improvisation and musical sophistication presents a different experience at every show. While Keyes draws inspiration from musical mentors Gil Scott-Heron, Joe Bowie, and Sun Ra, The Late Bloomer Band brings a modern interpretation to funk, jazz, rock and a variety of other genres.

The Late Bloomer Band’s members, in their mid-20s, help keep 54-year-old Keyes young and come from locally established bands. Having grown together musically, the band’s polished tightness has landed collaborations with George Clinton and members of Parliament/Funkadelic. 

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Newgrass Trailblazer
Peter Rowan

November 5, 2016


Grammy-award winner, six-time Grammy nominee, and 2015 IBMA Award winner for Recorded Event of the Year, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.

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Stringband Masters
Walt Michael & Co.
Annual Holiday Concert

December 3, 2016

Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Michael’s wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian, to Celtic, to breath-taking original compositions. His various musical incarnations, including Bottle Hill, Michael, McCreesh & Campbell and Walt Michael & Co. have spanned over 40 years and taken him from the coal camps of Appalachia to the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he has recorded fourteen albums and instructional videos, appeared at the White House, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and he has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the UK. His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC's Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS. Walt’s many collaborations include works with the Pilobolus Dance Theater and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Walt is the Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill and the Artist in Residence at McDaniel College. 

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