Note: For this event, registration is handled via AMP by Strathmore's website. See link below.
The Montgomery Art Association and AMP by Strathmore are teaming up again to host our third Sketch and Jazz Night at the North Bethesda music venue. Join us for a live performance by guitarists Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke , socialize with fellow artists and sketch the show.
About the show: Slapping the acoustic guitar, Raul Midón has a funky, percussive style of strumming that ripples beneath his soulful, sweet tenor. It’s like Stevie Wonder having a go at flamenco. Like Wonder, Midón was born blind and has overcome adversity with flair. His cutting-edge, Grammy-nominated 2017 album, Bad Ass and Blind, was produced and engineered using computer software designed for the visually impaired. Midón will be joined by another virtuosic guitarist, Benin-born electric jazz performer Lionel Loueke. Loueke has been praised by such stalwarts as Paul Simon who noted that Loueke is “one of a rare handful of guitarists that move effortlessly between his West African roots and modern American Jazz.”
Cost: AMP by Strathmore is generously offering MAA members, local artists and their guests reduced-priced, $18 tickets ($10 off the regular price for our seats).
Buying tickets: Click the button below, then click the red "Buy” button. On the popup screen, enter promo code MAA20 and click on the words “apply code.” Then choose "Table Seating" and complete your purchase at the reduced rate.
What to bring: Sketching materials (such as small sketchbooks, pencils/pens, travel-sized watercolor kit). Keep your materials simple--there isn't a lot of space to spread out.
What to expect: The venue opens at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. We suggest arriving early. Upon arrival, tell the host you're with MAA. We'll sit together at tables lit by tealights. MAA will provide a few shared appetizers. The venue has a full bar where you can purchase cocktails, beer, wine, soda, etc. You're welcomed to sketch or just enjoy the show.
Address/parking: AMP by Strathmore is at 11810 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda. Parking info
About AMP by Strathmore: AMP by Strathmore is an intimate music venue in the Pike & Rose shopping area in North Besthesda. It is run by the Strathmore arts center, and profits support Strathmore’s mission to present and produce exemplary arts programs for diverse audiences, create dynamic arts education experiences, and nurture creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.