Backyard Concerts – Music, Magic & Stargazing at Observatory Park, September 19

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Date: September 19, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Gaithersburg’s popular Backyard Concerts comes to Observatory Park on September 19, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Parking will be available in the field across from St. Martin’s Church on Route 355.

Magician Benjamin Corey defies gravity with interactive comedy and magic as The Chromatics delight with unique high-energy vocals about science, technology and life. The Park is home to the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory, which conducted celestial measurements to aid in navigation from the late 1800’s until 1982. Bring your own telescope. A stargazing guide will be on hand to help.

The Chromatics

The Chromatics are a high-energy vocal band on a mission to delight audiences with a full spectrum of songs about science, technology, life, and their intersections. They have taken their astronomically-correct a cappella songs, a project called AstroCappella, from Palm Springs to Orlando and from Las Vegas to New York, and their CD has flown in space (no kidding!). Back down on earth they have captivated young and old alike at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the National Air & Space Museum, the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes, and numerous science fiction conventions, First Nights, festivals, concert series, and private parties. Their CDs have been nominated for multiple Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) and Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs). After more than 20 years together they are a mainstay of the local music scene and still bring a youthful exuberance to their fun-filled, colorful, and scientifically accurate performances.

Benjamin Corey

Benjamin Corey presents the Defying Gravity interactive, comedy-magic experience. You’ll help the magic happen in this great gathering of fun. Objects will vanish from one audience member’s hand, disappearing into thin air; only to reappear in someone else’s hand. You’ll send your magic towards an energy ball that will float up in the air, zip around. The impossible will happen right in front of your eyes!

Silliness and family comedy will help you keep your giggles on the entire time. This is one show you don’t want to miss. Join Benjamin Corey for the magic, the laughter, and the fun!

The Fall Backyard Concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Observatory Park
100 DeSellum Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
301-258-6350
parksrec@gaithersburgmd.gov