Our commitments to you: when curating programming, MC3 recognizes all contributors, past and present. While creating programming, MC3 will be proactive in identifying and including  projects that involve the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)artists. MC3 displays the artist(s) at the forefront of their project(s). MC3’s default aesthetic is expansive, using inclusive artistic values that represent all of the cultural heritages within our community.

The Beach Summer Concert Series

Co-Hosted by MC3 & Bay Weekly

Grab your beach chairs, umbrellas, blankets and kick-back while enjoying LIVE outdoor performances again at MC3’s outdoor venue StageOne. Food and drinks from multiple on-site vendors will be available including the famous Annapolis Tiki bar! Celebrate summer and meet us at the beach!

Dublin 5 | Friday, August 13th | Doors 5:30pm | Show 6:00pm

Irish rock n’ roll band

Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band | Friday, Sept 10th | Doors 5:30pm | Show 6:00pm

The ultimate beach party tribute to Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown Band

Tony Spencer & The Sunset Band | Friday, October 8th | Doors 5:30pm | Show 6:00pm

Mix of traditional and contemporary jazz and R&B

R.A.I.N. The Band

With Special Guest Trees and Good Sounds

Saturday, July 23rd at 5:00pm, Doors open at 4:30pm

Suggested Entrance Fee: Unwrapped Gift for Toys for Tots

R.A.I.N. The Band (Radically Altered Instrumental Noise) will be performing at StageOne to celebrate Christmas in July! Featuring Mya Rai on Bass and vocals, Jaden Rain on drums and vocals, and Kyra on Guitar and vocals, these three amazing local students will rock the night away along with opening band Trees. Be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots!

R.A.I.N. The Band is a participant in MC3’s Student Scholarship Program. The program supports local Anne Arundel County student productions in any genre (Dance, Theater, Music, etc.) to provide free rehearsal and performance space at StageOne and helps with all associated marketing and promotional costs. MC3 staff will also provide one-on-one mentorship to teach skills related to production development, event planning, and audience engagement.

Dance Performance: The Company @ MC3

Sunday, August 1st at 5:30pm

Thanks to Annapolis Art in Public Places, The Company will be featuring new work as a part of the City Dock Performance Series. The Company will be performing “If We Let It” by Julianna Raimondo, “Broken Systems” by Mattie Fenton, A work in progress “Untitled 6” by Ariana Matthews, and “A Celebration of Carr’s Beach” by Gia Powell, Morgan Gingerich, and Zoe Hall. Take a stroll downtown to checkout some amazing contemporary dance by MC3’s very own resident professional dance company.

Warriors in the Park

Saturday, September 11th from 1-9pm | $20 per Ticket

Join MC3 and Warrior Music Foundation for an all day music festival! Enjoy local and national artists on our outdoor stage as we honor the strong veteran community here in Annapolis. This event will also take a moment to honor the 20th anniversary of September 11th with an evening candlelight ceremony. 

The day will also feature a silent auction, multiple food and drink trucks, and local veterans organizations. 

Past Programs
  • 2020: STILL STANDING with Orange Grove Dance

    For four evenings in November of 2020 MC3’s StageOne was transformed by Orange Grove Dance (“OGD”) into a live, site-specific, socially-distanced performance, Still Standing. Featuring a vivid light installation of 150 wireless lighting units that gently reflected the adjacent Annapolis National Cemetery, dancers and light served as a reminder of the importance of casting our lights together during times of darkness. With the audience viewing from MTPA’s Veterans Overlook, OGD brought their trademark virtuosic athleticism and the alluring music of Composer Dylan Glatthorn to this surreal luminescent landscape designed by acclaimed Lighting Designer Peter Leibold.

  • 2019: MTPA Commissions 2X Grammy Winning Pianist, Peter Kater for Private Concert

    Peter Kater entertained the sell-out crowd of over 75 people for over an hour, using his wit and charm to complement his skillful mastery of his music. As he played several selections from his album, “Wings of Sound,” he encouraged members of the audience to lie down beneath the piano to experience the full impact of the music, and many took advantage of the unique opportunity.

  • 2021: Project Disco, Outdoor Silent Disco & Light Show

    The Maryland Cultural & Conference Center (MC3) celebrated Spring at Park Place in Annapolis with Project Disco! This Silent Disco + Light Show featured well-known Maryland based DJs “DJ Griff” (@dj_griff_) and “ALWZ SNNY” (@alwzsnny). The interactive lighting and projections show was developed by MFA students within The University of Maryland Lighting Department, led by renowned Director and Multimedia Designer Jared Mezzocchi.

  • 2021: Carr's Beach Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Comacell Brown cut the ribbon for his new mural celebrating Carr’s Beach in Annapolis, with special guests Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Shaneka Henson, Delegate Heather Bagnall, County Executive Steuart Pittman, Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Commissioner at Maryland Heritage Area Authority Janice Hayes-Williams. Attendees enjoyed performances from the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and The Company @ MC3 and celebrated the integral role Carr’s Beach played in the Annapolis community. 

On Exhibit

SPEAK. art exhibit featuring Cell Spitfire

On exhibit June 14-July 30, 2021

Artist Reception on June 25th, 2021 from 6-9pm.

The artists on exhibit include Comacell “Cell Spitfire” Brown Jr., Jamison Scott, Deonte Ward, Sheldon Pindell, and Letia Smith, along with local student artists. Join us for a live painting, music from DJ Mattéo, a Q and A with the artists, and complimentary refreshments.

This is a free event, suggested donation of $10. 

Thank you to our 2021 gallery sponsor, Sisco Associates. 

On Exhibit

"In a Flash" Photography Exhibit: Discover 52 Years of Photos from the Annapolis Boat Shows

August 9th-September 3rd

Artist Reception on August 28th, 2021 from 6-8pm

Join us in The Gallery at MC3 for an art reception for our MC3’s new photography exhibit, In A Flash. The artists include Billy Black, Kevin Fleming, Jay Fleming, and John Bildahl. The evening will feature an art auction, complimentary refreshments, and historical artifacts from The Annapolis Boat Show’s archives. 

Free event, suggested donation of $20

Thank you to our 2021 gallery sponsor, Sisco Associates. 

If you are interested in exhibiting at The Gallery at MC3, please apply HERE.