Since 1981, the Strathmore has been enchanting audiences by providing a venue to access music, visual arts, theatre, and more. Their mission is all about connecting audiences young and old to “transcendent moments that ignite the human spirit.”
Their roster of upcoming and previous performances is exemplary with icons and legends abound. They have also been the venue for local performances and community groups as well, which only speaks to their dedication to the arts for the community.
AMP by Strathmore
The AMP is Strathmore’s newest venue that offers musical performances as well as food and drinks. The venue is located about 1 mile up the road to the north.
Their menu is made up of small plates, elevated bar food, and a small number of true entrees. They also have a modest, but interesting beer list as well as a decent wine list. Their website boasts that their menu will change seasonally, and we can only look forward to what they show us next.
The venue itself offers a variety of performances that include mostly smaller bands and comedy. For a complete list of their upcoming performers at AMP, click here.
Live From the Lawn
Live from the Lawn is a free, outdoor concert series that will run from July 11th to August 29th of this year. Along with a full summer of concerts, there will also be a ukelele festival from August 11th to the 15th called UkeFest and an Outdoor Film Festival by Comcast August 23rd to August 26th.
Backyard Theater for Kids
Thursdays in July, the Backyard Theater for Kids is going to be bringing the laughter and the jams at 9:30am and 11am. Tickets for the concerts are $8 in advance and $10 on the day.
You are encouraged to bring your own lunches, but free sno cones will be provided. Strollers, low-rise lawn chairs, and small coolers are also fine to bring, but these will not be pet-friendly events.
For 33 years, the Strathmore has been offering afternoon tea in the Shapiro Music Room. They have their very own Strathmore Blend Tea, which was crafted by Master Tea Blender John Harney. A light lunch is served as music permeates the room. For a complete list of upcoming tea themes and music, click here.
The Strathmore Proper
Now that we’ve discussed some of their other offerings, we can talk about the concerts of the Strathmore’s main season. This is where you can see legends like Diana Ross, Kristin Chenoweth, Wanda Sykes, Post Modern Jukebox, and the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Gaten. Each of these amazing performers and personalities will be hosted at the Music Center.
Here’s a photo of Kristin Chenoweth with her Emmy.
The Mansion on their campus also hosts an impressive number of concerts throughout the year.
Visit the Strathmore and Discover the Arts in Bethesda.
Whether you love music, the community, or you’re simply looking for ways to explore the arts, Strathmore is your destination. They have a ton to offer, far more, in fact, that was described today. Check out their website for more information on their programs and how you can get involved.