The Outdoor Performance Series is a weekly outdoor performance series that supports the vision of a sustainable, walkable, vibrant top-20 college town. It is a collaboration between the College Park City-University Partnership, the University Office of Community Engagement, College Park Arts Exchange, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the University of Maryland’s School of Music, and the City of College Park.
Our goal is to enhance public spaces in College Park with art and music, bring the community together, articulate the area’s history, and give cultural context to new development. (Are you an artist? Sign up here.)
Mondays between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – The Hotel at UMD (7777 Baltimore Avenue)
This site sits at the intersection of campus and community. With more research and innovation space coming to this area, it is important to create more energy and excitement that people can see along Baltimore Avenue. The more people are out, enjoying themselves, in this area, the more people will want to be there and the more “buzz” it creates.
Fridays between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – Little Tavern Park (7413 Baltimore Avenue)
Located in the heart of downtown College Park, just south and west of the university, this site offers both students and community members the opportunity to participate in unique programming. In addition, this site hosts food trucks, and is a cool, hip, funky space.
NOTE: All performances are subject to weather conditions.
Mondays, at 6p, in front of the Hotel at UMD
Monday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. — Nuff Respect
Monday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. — Hornucopia Horn Quartet
Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. — The Gleasons
Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. — Dominic Elliott
Monday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. — Double Black Diamond
Monday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. — Mike Hummel
Fridays, at 6p, Little Tavern Park Performances
Friday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. — Lydia Rose
Friday, May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Outlier followed by Paint Branch Creek
Friday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. — Hart GP Jazz Duo
Friday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. — 5 on Friday
Friday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. — Hassan El-Tayyab, American Nomad