About Us

MC3 has been vigilant in identifying the needs and desires of all of the segments of our community and surrounding region, including our minority community, our arts and education community, our business community, and more recently our region’s Veteran’s community. All of these significant changes have brought forth new energy that will be necessary to get this project across the finish line.

Mission Statement
Create a world-class cultural and conference center offering state-of-the-art meeting and entertainment spaces, innovative and dynamic multi-cultural programming in a venue that honors veterans within the greater Annapolis region and the state of Maryland.

History of MC3

  • 2005 – When Park Place was built in Annapolis, the centerpiece was always envisioned as being a world-class performing arts and conference center that would be a source of pride in the community, promote economic growth, and be the center stage for a wide variety of artistic programs.


The cultural and conference center will be located at Park Place in the heart of the Annapolis’ Arts and Entertainment District.

  • A 1,200-seat main stage with premier acoustics and state-of-the-art live streaming technology. The orchestra level can easily and quickly transform to a flat floor that can accommodate trade shows, banquets, and other conference needs.
  • The center will also include a 350-seat flexible theater, along with lounge and concessions areas, a green room and various multi-use/breakout spaces for meetings, presentations, rehearsals, and more.
  • Additionally, there will be two lobby areas, one at the Plaza level of Park Place and one fronting Taylor Avenue, connected by a large gallery area for visual art displays.
  • The venue will also proudly present the Veterans Overlook, which provides a stunning panoramic view of the adjacent Annapolis National Cemetery and offers a place to reflect and honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country.
  • Designed by Gary Martinez– globally recognized for his exquisite theater work, attention to audio/visual detail, and sensitivity to heritage spaces.

MC3 needs the support of the community to bring this venue to life. The cultural arts and conference center will require $56 million to complete. Only with your generous support of time, funding, or connections at all levels can it become a reality. To stay updated with our progress or to get further involved please join our mailing list.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Since its founding, the city of Annapolis has been a remarkably diverse cultural hub within the state of Maryland. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) leaders have played a critical role in the development of our city’s story. MC3 is dedicated to ensuring that within the arts, the historically segregated voices of BIPOC artists, become an integral part of Annapolis’ narrative now and in the future. MC3 is contributing to the diversity of our community by overtly embracing our rich multi-cultural background in the arts. We aggressively pursue non discriminatory programming and management through diversity, equity, and inclusion, our core values at work within the community.

A 501(c)(3) Organization The Maryland Cultural and Conference Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and all gifts made to the Organization are tax-deductible to the extent provided by state and federal law. 100% of such gifts are retained by the Organization to support its operations.

Venue Rental

Our Space is Your Space

Located in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District and within walking distance to hotels, restaurants and shopping, our outdoor venue is the perfect location for performances, events, parties, and more!

Venue Rental Inquiry

Fill out the form or contact us at:

(410) 626-6055

Mattie Fenton

Executive Director


Warrior Music Foundation

Annapolis Arts District


Annapolis Arts Week

Board Members

MC3 strives to uphold its diverse board and actively works to represent its community accurately and fairly. In order for MC3’s board membership to be more inclusive, we value cultural competency, life experience, and relationship building in addition to being able to provide financial viability to MC3.

  • Mike Davis

    Senior Partner Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny LLC

  • Midgett Parker
    Midgett Parker

    Vice Chair
    Founding Partner at Law Office of Midgett S. Parker, P.A.

  • Jerome J Parks
    Jerome J. Parks

    Founder & Chair Emeritus
    President at Jerome J Parks Companies

  • Peter McKenna

    President at The McKenna Corporation

  • DeDe Duncan-White

    Assistant A.D./Academic Support Services Naval Academy Athletic Association

  • Dr. Eric Elston

    Director of Diversity and Development Telegraph Creative

  • Stan Walz

    CEO at VectorCSP

  • Jessica Boddy

    Vice President, Business Affairs, NFL Films

  • Janis Nagy

    Principal Consultant at Kajaks Performance Consulting

  • Chad Reed

    Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and ESG at Hannon Armstrong

  • Joanne Davis
    Joanne Davis

    Retired Partner at Synergies Consulting Group

  • Greg Pearce

    Vice President and Sr. Private Client Manager at Sandy Spring Trust

  • Jeremy Parks

    Executive Vice President Jerome J Parks Companies

  • Harry Novak
    Harry Novak

    Retired Information Technology and Services Professional- DISA

Committee Members & Experts

  • Elliot Denniberg
    Elliot Denniberg

  • Thomas J. Mulrenin
    Thomas J. Mulrenin

  • Gary Martinez


  • Bruce Borcz
    Bruce Borcz

    Marketing & Advertising

  • Gerard Ferri
    Gerard Ferri

  • Veronica Tovey
    Veronica Tovey

    What's Up Magazine

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