Sunday, August 26, 2018

AMP Announces September Concerts

Cowboy Mouth visits AMP, September 30th

From our friends at AMP by Strathmore...

September 2018 Concerts at AMP

AMP in September: jazzman Charlie Sepulveda; singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff; Cowboy Mouth & more

Summer might be drawing to a close, but the good times continue to roll at AMP with lively, soulful performances. World-class Latin jazz performer Charlie Sepulveda blends the influences of mentors Eddie Palmieri, Dizzy Gillespie, and Wynton Marsalis with his band, The Turnaround. Karla Bonoff, who has written songs for Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, proves she is as adept with a mic as she is with a pen as she takes the stage to peruse her singer-songwriter catalog. Washington, DC’s Let it Flow combines jazz, neo-soul, and modern hip hop in a captivating take on contemporary R&B. A decided break from the month's chill vibes, Cowboy Mouth shakes things up with their distinct New Orleans roots-rock sound. Comedians Bengt Washburn and Robert Baril hilariously take on the education system, children, and other popular issues of the day. Brooklyn-based Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights celebrate subjects such as equality and healthy eating in their carefree ballads in one of AMP’s family-friendly Kids Pajama Jam early concerts.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Upcoming concerts at AMP in September 2018 include:

Friday, September 14, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $32-37

Finding his feet in the fertile New York City music scene of the 1970s, world-class trumpeter Charlie Sepulveda is one of the most pivotal figures in Latin jazz music. With a Latin Grammy and Billboard Award to his name, Sepulveda is a master of the genre, blending Afro-Caribbean, Avant-Garde, and Latin jazz into a smooth and exciting combination that invites listeners in and holds their attention. Sepulveda learned from the best, cutting his teeth with Eddie Palmieri, Dizzy Gillespie, and Wynton Marsalis, and he is joined by his ensemble, The Turnaround, for a night of warm, swinging jazz.

Friday, September 21, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $30-40

Getting her start in the flourishing music scene of Southern California in the ’60s and ’70s, Karla Bonoff is one of the most quietly influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century. With songs penned for legends like Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, Bonoff’s idiosyncratic melodies and keen ear for song have informed popular music for decades. Her music has been described as “earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache, and joy-touched souls” (Billboard), and one listen to songs like “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,” or “All My Life,” shows why Bonoff is one of the most important and talented songwriters of our time.

Kids Pajama Jam
Sunday, September 23, 2018
5:30 PM
Tickets $12, free for kids 2 & under

As one of America’s top nationally touring kindie rock bands, Brooklyn-based Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights has played for thousands of families across the country. Leeds began her career in the club scene in New York, but she was inspired by the unbridled and unadulterated joy of children to write music that reflected that sense of carefree adventure. On her latest release, Brooklyn Baby!, she celebrates equality, healthy eating, education, and love with a fun, silly twist. Leeds songs have received accolades from People, USA Today, Parents Magazine, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, and The Washington Post.

AMP Comedy Night in partnership with Comedy Zone
Thursday, September 27, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $14

Bengt Washburn takes on moments and mishaps from his life with cleverness and side-splitting hilarity. From stories about growing up in a Mormon family, to wooing his wife while living in a tent, to failing at German but perfecting a German accent, his humor is equal parts smart and self-deprecating. A winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Washburn has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, and Conan. And yes, Bengt Washburn knows his name is weird; he feels worse for his brother Tafeth.

A philosophy and political science major in college, Robert Baril’s trademark is his brand of smart, lacerating humor. In addition to the most talked-about issues of the day, Baril draws on his experiences as a substitute teacher for his material on the education system, children, and society at large.

Friday, September 28, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $20-30

Washington, DC’s Let It Flow captivates audiences with a stirring blend of contemporary jazz, neo-soul, R&B, modern hip-hop, and old-school grooves. The band’s smooth and soulful sound thrums with energy and emotion, inviting listeners into the band’s unique and dynamic vision of contemporary R&B. The band’s tight blend of rhythm, keys, and horns provides a lively bed for their sultry vocal stylings that are danceable and thrilling. With truly innovative sounds and instrumental virtuosity, Let It Flow is a collective of talent that demands attention.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
8 PM
Tickets $38-48

Cowboy Mouth is here to rock. Borne out of the band’s hometown of New Orleans, the band’s rowdy rock ’n’ roll is equal parts revelatory and fierce. With a sound rooted in rock, punk, and blues, Cowboy Mouth stands out from the rest through sheer musicianship and live power. Their focus on the audience makes their live performance a dynamic experience not to be missed. Sharing the stage with artists like Bo Diddley, Cowboy Mouth have spent the last two decades honing their ferocious talent and never missing a beat.

Strathmore is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Strathmore is also supported in part by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.