The Westminster Concert Series 

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

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Seating 7:00 PM; NEW! Showtime 7:30 PM

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February 10:
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

March 3:
Mile Twelve


Tuesday, March 20:
Harpist Nicolas Carter

April 21:
Tareq Rantisi


NOTE: Online Westminster Concert Series tickets available through the Carroll County Arts Center. Please bring your printed your receipt and ID to the concert. 

Ticket Information


Individual Concert Tickets: $25; $22 Seniors 65+/Teens; $10 Carroll County Public School Staff with CCPS ID.

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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February 10, 2018

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Newgrass Grammy Nominee

2016 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year; Grammy Nominees
2017 Nominees, IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year; Instrumental Player of the Year – Mandolin

Frank Solivan is a multi-instrumentalist who sings with power and passion, writes articulate songs that go straight to the heart, and combines the pure, hard drive of classic bluegrass with contemporary twenty-first century acoustic music. Already the 2016 AND 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Instrumental Group of the Year, the Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen has garnered a repeat nomination in that category for 2017. Cold Spell, the band’s acclaimed second release for Compass Records, entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at No. 3 and was nominated for a 2015 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. These honors follow up on a string of successes: in 2013, the band earned 5 IBMA awards, with wins for Mike Munford (Banjo Player of the Year) and guitarist Chris Luquette (Momentum Award—Instrumentalist of the Year), and multiple awards from the Washington Area Music Awards. Frank Solivan is joined by Mike Munford (banjo), Chris Luquette (guitar), and Jeremy Middleton (bass).

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March 3, 2018

Mile Twelve
Momentum Award Nominated Bluegrass


Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences.  Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, "Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity." The band was nominated for a 2016 Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and made waves at performances throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada, and at festivals including Grey Fox and Wind Gap Bluegrass Festivals.

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March 20, 2018 at Little Baker Chapel, McDaniel College

Nicolas Carter
Internationally Acclaimed Harpist in the Paraguayan Tradition

Born in Minnesota, Nicolas Carter grew up and learned to play the harp in Paraguay, a country with a distinguished tradition of harp music. He became a professional musician while living in Minnesota, where he has performed as a solo artist, with Latin American, world music and classical ensembles. He has performed all over United States, Europe, South America and Israel. He travels often as a concert performer and master teacher at various harp festivals. Nicolas holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater directing from the University of Minnesota and was a Fulbright scholar in France and Uruguay. 

NOTE: This concert will take place at Little Baker Chapel, McDaniel College. Click HERE for map. Parking available at the lot connecting W. Main Street and Uniontown Rd., by the McDaniel College Art Studio.

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April 21, 2018

Tareq Rantisi
World Percussion Master


Tareq Rantisi was born in Jerusalem, Palestine. In 2008, Tareq received the Al-Qattan Foundation Music Scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the United States, receiving a degree in Percussion Performance and graduating with highest honors (2012). Tareq’s studies brought him into a deep dialogue with styles from jazz to Afro-Cuban to Carnatic Indian to Brazilian and more. Since arriving in the United States, Tareq has performed with some of the biggest names in modern music, including Jack deJohnette, Steve Smith, Paul Winter, Simon Shaheen, Aaron Goldberg, Srinivas Krishnan, Victor Mendoza, Husnu Senlendirici, Eguie Castrillo, Bertram Lehmann, Billy Drewes, Basam Saba, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, Daniel Schnyder, Bruno Råberg, Javier Limón, Pepe de Lucía, Glen Velez, Rima Khcheich, Ali Abdul Sattar, Sonia Mbarek, Charbel Rouhana and many others. 

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