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Rock Opera 101: Part Three - Into The Future - Resist!

This is the final show in the 3-part series. Jonathan Gilmore, his killer background vocalists and his amazing band will take you on a musical journey that reflects the times and looks to the future to see what it could hold for the world, especially for Black people and other people of color. The show will be streamed live at www.facebook.com/baltimorerockoperasociety/live

Rock Opera 101: Part Two - Onto The Stage

Rock Opera 101: Part One - American Music

Streaming online on Facbook

Join The Baltimore Rock Opera Society for Rock Opera 101, a three-part online concert series curated by and starring powerhouse vocalist Jonathan Gilmore.

Over the course of three live-streamed concerts, a stage of jaw-droppingly talented local musicians and singers led by Gilmore will give high-energy performances of a variety of songs from the Black musicians who created American music, leading up to the birth of rock opera and taking the audience into the future of the genre. African rhythms, blues, jazz, gospel, bluegrass, country, R&B, rock n' roll, concept albums, and musical theater classics will be featured. We’ll discuss the roots of American music in the Black community and explore how the evolution of the craft led to and continues to influence rock musical theater.

The first installment, titled American Music, streams live on July 1st, just in time for our country’s birthday. Gilmore will lead us through a visual and musical inspection of important questions like “Who owns American music? Who owns rock and roll? How did the erasure of black people from its history take place?”

On Thursday, August 13th - Onto the Stage, will delve into the creation of rock musical theater and its influences.

On Thursday, September 10th - Into The Future will examine current trends and extrapolate a future for rock musical theater. We look at contributions from LGBTQ creators, Latinx creators, and other non-White groups who are finding their voice in rock opera.

We hope that you will accompany us on this journey through rock history! Check out the shows on the BROS Facebook page – www.facebook.com/baltimorerockoperasociety.

STAND TALL BALTIMORE: A Fundraising Day Party

The Motor House, 120 West North Avenue, Baltimore

Join us as we celebrate Bmore Awesome's work at our fundraising day party, "Stand Tall Baltimore!"

DJ Harvey Dent on the 1s and 2s

With performances by: The 5th L Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience Sarah FM

Food provided by Flight American Fusion! Open bar and cash bar ticket options available!

Theme: Funky Fresh Fly Footwear! Is your tennis shoe/sneaker game a force to be reckoned with? Need a chance to break out your gators or your Stacey Adams’? Whether your Timberland boots are always fresh, or your adorned ballet flats are super-cute, or you are known for your high fashion over the knee boots or your sexy stilettos, bring your feet dressed-to-impress, whatever that means to you. (Bonus points for great socks or stockings!) Make your feet the star of this show and help us stand tall together! Random prizes for the best footwear!

Sofar Sounds - Baltimore

To Be Announced

Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience return to Sofar for a special intimate set.

SOFAR - Baltimore

AT A SECRET LOCATION

Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience will be doing a special intimate set as part of this Sofar Baltimore concert. Click the link for details and to purchase tickets!

Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience at The Reservoir Hill Festival

Reservoir Hill, `, Baltimore

Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience will bring their blues/soul blend to the Reservoir Hill neighborhood. FREE!