Performing Arts

The arts that Henry and Alice Ferguson so loved are continued today in the collections of paintings and sculptures by Alice and fellow artists at Hard Bargain Farm; and live plays and concerts at the outdoor Amphitheater. “Theater in the Woods” productions by the Hard Bargain Players and performances by local musicians in the “Concert in the Woods” series carry on that Ferguson tradition.

The Diviners presented by the HBPlayers: Robbie Jones as Ferris Layman, William Hardy as C.C. Showers, Matt Jones as Buddy Layman.
The Hard Bargain Players (HBP) are an all-volunteer theater troupe. Their mission is to bring theater arts to the citizens of Prince George’s County and to Central and Southern Maryland, and to produce works by diverse playwrights. They are devoted to providing inexpensive, educational, and uplifting artistic experiences that reflect and invigorate the community’s cultural identity. To learn more about the HBP, visit their website at www.hbplayers.org.

Theater Season

Each year, the Hard Bargain Players present an exciting season of theater and art in Hard Bargain Farm’s wonderful outdoors amphitheater. Keep an eye on this space for upcoming shows:


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Theater Admission: We begin seating at 7:30 p.m. and the production begins at 8:00 p.m. – we suggest arriving by 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and Alice Ferguson Foundation Members. Walk-ins are welcome, reservations are not required but can be made at www.hbplayers.org/.

Performances are held at Hard Bargain Farm Amphitheater (an outdoor amphitheater). Comfortable clothing and bug spray are highly recommended. Please follow signs. Directions

The Hard Bargain Players welcome anyone interested in volunteering on and off stage. For more information contact [email protected] and www.hbplayers.org.

 

Join us for live music in the scenic and historic Hard Bargain Farm amphitheater. This concert series is supported by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and is part of our cultural heritage program, Arts in the Woods. Proceeds benefit our education programs, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Full event lineup can be seen below, and tickets are available here.


 

Concert in the Woods: Tamara Wellons
06/24/2017

 

Join us for an evening concert featuring the soulful modern R&B music of singer, songwriter and performer Tamara Wellons.

Preview the sound and voice of Tamara Wellons at tamarawellonsmusic.com

Buy your tickets here

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. ($13/15 for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, respectively). Cash only at the door.

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

Artist Biography:
Tamara was inspired by a variety of traditional spirituals and revival hymns, blues, funk and soul that soundtracked her youth. She’s emerged a stunningly versatile artist whose aesthetic encompasses soul, jazz and soulful house. She has performed nationally and internationally, including at the prestigious Jazz Café in London.

When she’s not singing about change and societal growth, Tamara is fostering it through community work. She holds a degree in elementary education, and continues to nurture the community through music workshops and classes. She is also a resident artist with the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, regularly supporting the healing process through integrative health delivery of music services to patients, hospital staff, and family.

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.



Concert in the Woods: Roses & Rye
06/30/2017

Award-winning Singer-Songwriters~Annette Wasilik, Nicole Belanus, Lynn Hollyfield and Kevin Dudley join together as a supergroup~Roses and Rye. Each are accomplished solo performers and combined are a powerhouse of songwriter’s with compelling stories presented with tight vocal harmonies and intricate instrumentation~guitars, ukulele, melodica, mandolin and percussion. Beautiful music, song after song.

More about the artist:
www.lynnhollyfield.com
www.AnnetteWasilik.com
www.NicoleBelanus.com
www.KDudleymusic.com

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door ($13 online for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

Click here to learn more about the artist.

Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door ($13 online for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.



Concert in the Woods: Blues Night
07/15/2017

Don’t miss this special evening of red hot blues music with three of the most respected blues masters in the Mid Atlantic region.

Linwood Lee Taylor recently finished a four-year stint touring the world with a band led by blues legend Joe Lewis Walker. Not many Blues artists can say they’ve recorded with H.R. of the Bad Brains as well as performed with Albert Collins, but Taylor can.  When you catch his show at the Hard Bargain Farm stage this year, they will have just returned from a series of gigs in the Czech Republic. He has also led his own electric blues trio for over 25 years and together they have performed to rave reviews at most of the major festivals and clubs in the region.

Bassist Steve Wolf has been a fixture on the Washington music scene since the late 60s.  During that time he has performed throughout the United States and Europe with such D.C. area notables as Danny Gatton, Tom Principato, Phil Wiggins, The Nighthawks, Catfish Hodge, Deanna Bogart, Bob Margolin,  Big Joe Maher, and a diverse group of national artists ranging from Chuck Berry, The Coasters and Bo Diddly to Doctor John, Brian Auger and Springsteen sax man Clarence Clemons. His well respected work in the blues arena has led him to back Chicago blues legends Sunnyland Slim, Pine Top Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite, Guitar Junior (Luther Johnson), and many others.

Steve will be joined in the rhythm section by drummer extraordinaire Joe Wells.  In addition to being regular members of The Linwood Taylor Band, Joe and Steve remain one of the most in demand rhythm teams in the region, backing international recording artists such as Tom Principato and Memphis Gold.  Joe Wells has provided his rock solid drum grooves to such luminaries as Coco Montoya, Bob Margolin, Bill Kirchen, Jimmy Thackery and many others.

Join us Saturday night, July 15, for this Blues concert in the Hard Bargain Amphitheater.

Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door ($13 online for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

 

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.



Concert in the Woods: 8 Ohms
08/26/2017

 

Join us for an evening concert featuring the reggae funk sound of the 8 Ohms.

Preview the sound and voice of the 8 Ohms at 8ohmsband.com

Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door ($13 online for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.



Concert in the Woods: Lynn & Friends
09/23/2017

 

A passionate singer and songwriter, Lynn Hollyfield blends her mastery of acoustic guitar and beautiful voice to create a diverse repertoire of contemporary folk, pop, blues and jazz. Join us at for a concert of beautiful music with Lynn Hollyfield at 8pm at our outdoor concert venue.

Click here to learn more about the artist.

Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door (Alice Ferguson Foundation members: $13 online, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.


Steve Wolf Linwood Taylor.Steve Wolf Lynn Hollyfield & Friends

For more information, contact Trey Thomas (240-766-8830 or email).

Refreshments are available. Performances are held at Hard Bargain Farm Amphitheater (an outdoor amphitheater). Comfortable clothing and bug spray are highly recommended. Please follow signs. Directions