Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events and Performances

Arts/ Harmony Hall Regional Center is available for rentals. To ensure up-to-date availability and pricing, please contact the Technical Director of Arts at Harmony Hall Regional Center at (301) 203-6070.

Saturday, October 29, 8 pm

CONCERT- THE DYNAMIC SUPERIORSIn the early 1970's, The Dynamic Superiors, a Washington DC quintet, signed with Motown and found great success on the Soul Charts as one of Motown's most unique groups. After signing with Motown, they moved to Detroit and were immediately assigned to the renowned Ashford and Simpson song writing duo, who wrote most of their material. This proved to be a winning combination which produced several hits including" Shoe, Shoe Shine" and "Leave It Alone", both of which made the Top 20 on R&B Charts. After leaving Motown in 1976, the group returned to Washington DC and continues to flourish nationally and abroad. Unfortunately, the untimely death of lead singer, Tony Washington, caused a rift in the group and they drifted their separate ways, performing individually until 1979. The Dynamic Superiors got back together in 2005. The new look and rich harmonic sound of The Dynamic Superiors today is more than refreshing. Fans throughout the country have restored their appreciation of these voices as they tour the east coast concert circuit. After three decades and still going strong, the vibrant sound of The Dynamic Superiors is indeed a must see and must feel experience for "old school" music lovers everywhere.

Ticket price: $30 General Admission/$25 Seniors & Students

Saturday, November 12, 8 pm

In 1978, Lakeside released its first album for Solar Records which featured songs all written by members of the band and co-produced with Solar staff producer, Leon Sylvers III. With this album, the band began to find major success on the R&B charts, when the single "It's All the Way Live" reached number four on the charts. With lead vocalist, Mark Wood, the band found their niche with a sound that stemmed from years of playing together. The band dressed in costumes on their album covers, including pirates, 1920's police officers, cowboys, Arabian knights, and even Robin Hood. In 1980, came their biggest album "Fantastic Voyage". The single "Fantastic Voyage" went on to reach number one on the R&B charts. The tune remains the band's biggest hit, also hitting the pop charts, where it peaked at number 55. They followed this hit up with a remake of the Beatles' song, "I Want to Hold Your Hand", which made the R&B Top Ten again. The group continues to tour under the leadership of original lead singer, Mark Wood. So come along and experience "Lakeside with Mark Wood", because "It's All The Way Live".

Ticket price: $45 General Admission/$40 Seniors & Students

Saturday, January 21, 8 pm

CONCERT-THE MANHATTANS FEATURING GERALD ALSTONThe Manhattans, originally from Jersey City, formed in 1962 with members George "Smitty" Smith, Edward "Sonny" Bivins, Winfred "Blue" Lovett, Kenny "Wally" Kelly, and Richard "Ricky" Taylor. When Smith became ill in 1970, the group turned to a 17 year old "Gerald Alston" from Henderson, North Carolina to take over as their lead singer. In 1973, with Gerald Alston handing all the lead vocals, The Manhattans began a string of hit ballads including "There's No Me Without You", "We Never Danced To A Love Song" and "Hurt". The most notable of these ballads was "Kiss and Say Goodbye", a platinum selling #1 pop and R&B hit in 1976. In 1980, The Manhattans received a Grammy for their platinum selling #1 R&B hit "Shining Star". Under the leadership of lead singer Gerald Alston, "The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston" continue to travel around the world, sharing their beautiful music with their millions of adoring fans. Get you tickets early for this one, you don't want to miss "The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston".

All ages; Tickets: $45 /person; Students & Seniors $40

Saturday, February 18, 8 am

CONCERT-THE PERSUADERSThe world famous, The Persuaders®, internationally known for their multimillion seller “It’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate” as well as “Some Guys Have All The Luck”, “Love Gonna Pack Up And Walk Out On You” and many more, are still touring and mesmerizing audiences around the world with their unique show. The Persuaders®, originating out of the Bronx, New York, some 47 years ago with it’s members emerging from the best of the top local vocal groups. During their rapid success with their first single release, "Thin Line Between Love And Hate" and album of the same title, frequent membership changes began with members now consisting of Vincent 'Vince' Ballard, Sylvester 'Jaye' Jones, Tmarvin Williams and Keith 'Soul' Simmons. The super talented members have continued the tradition of superb performances on recordings and stage that has been the hallmark of all other previous members who have graced the stage. The Persuaders remain a staple on the “Soul 70’s” Tour throughout the country. They are truly an act, not to be missed, if you love “old school” R&B, at its best

All ages; Tickets: $ 45 /person; $40

Saturday, March 11, 8 pm
CONCERT: The Comfort Zone Band

CONCERT: The Comfort Zone BandThe Comfort Zone Band is a seven-member smooth jazz/R&B/Blues band from the Eastern Shore of Maryland/Delaware. They put their hearts into each and every performance and it translates into a great time for the audience. They bring on the slow, sultry smooth jazz to the up-tempo R&B, and even throw in some popular new tunes, with a Comfort Zone Jazz twist, of course!

All ages; Tickets: Gen $ 25 /person, Seniors & Students: $20

Saturday, March 25, 8 pm

CONCERT- TRIBUTE TO TEDDY PENDERGRASS FEATURING STAN "THE MAN" HAMPTONStan Hampton is native New Yorker of Jamaica Queens. Stan "The Man" started his musical career as a child in church choirs and gospel groups. By joining the R&B group Broadway Explosion, Stan Hampton found he had a true passion for performing. As one of the lead singer for R&B group NYCES, Stan "The Man" Hampton performed up and down the east coast from 2002-2012. Stan has appeared on QPTV (Queens Public Television) and won best singer at Martinee Bar Vocal Contest. He has performed in several concerts throughout the New York City as opening act for entertainers, such as, The Temptations, Ray Goodman and Brown, The Persuaders, The Unifics, Blue Magic, Colonel Abrams just to name a few. After holding a long track record in the music industry, Stan "the Man" Hampton brings to you an emotional and soulful musical explosion.

Ticket Price: $30 General admission/$25 Seniors & Students

Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
CONCERT: Hardway Connection Band

CONCERT: Hardway Connection BandThere is an exciting new variation of “oldies but goodies” melodies sweeping the land. It is a blues and rhythm and blues sound counterpointed by a thread of family values and tradition. It is the smooth, passionate, sometimes funky and extremely “tight” sound of The Hardway Connection Band evoking feelings of nostalgia and an undeniable compulsion to dance.

All ages; Tickets: $30 /person: $25

Saturday, April 22, 8 pm

THE DELFONICS FEATURING WIL HART"The Delfonics" were formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1965. Their lineup featured brothers, William and Wilbert Hart, Ritchie Daniels and Randy Cain. The Delfonics were most popular in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Their most notable hits include "La-La (Means I Love You)", "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", "Break Your Promise", "Ready or Not", "When You Get Right Down to It" and many others. Their hit songs were all written by song writer and producer Thom Bell and Lead vocalist and co-founder William Hart. This current group of Delfonics, led by co-founder Wilbert Hart, continues the tradition of presenting their classic ballads with the smooth, sweet harmony that has made The Delfonics an R&B favorite for over 40 years. Come out and take a stroll down memory lane with "Wil Hart's Delfonics" and experience an evening of "old school" R&B, at its best.

Ticket price: $45 General admission/$40 Seniors and Students

Saturday, May 6, 8 pm

CONCERT-SECRET SOCIETYFormed in 2008, Secret Society is the brainchild of Washington-area musician Bryan Mills and was created to bring the “Live Band” sound back to today’s heavily computerized music market.

The “Society” is that breath of fresh air that most aficionados have been searching for. The repertoire is deep and full of history, tradition, and diversity. The combination of talent, experience and a host of influences stemming from the seeds of John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Police, Rick James and a host of others gives this band their own unique sound and identity. To assign a genre-style to this group would be difficult considering the intermixture of music displayed. This group likes to use the simplistic description “Feel Good Music” to define exactly what it is that they offer.

In 2012, Secret Society was nominated for a WAMMIE by the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMA) for Best Urban Contemporary Duo/Group. The band has been featured in several magazines, including Prince George's Suite and Magazine 33 Virginia, as "one of the hottest bands in the region!"

All ages; Tickets: $ $25 /person; $20

Saturday, May 20, 8 pm

CONCERT-EARTH, WIND AND FIRE TRIBUTE BANDThe Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band is a talented and committed group of musicians and vocalist whose roots are in gospel music. They share a great love and appreciation for the style and musicianship of the premier band of the 70's, 80's and 90's, Earth, Wind and Fire. Selling out venues globally, the grammy-award winning band continues to record and perform for an endearing fan base.....still growing for over four decades. The EWF Tribute Band is based in Maryland and actively supports its local community, performing at fund raisers, church events, and local historic venues such as the Howard Theater. They pay homage to one of the greatest bands of its era, bringing to life the magical R&B, funk and Jazz sounds that continue to inspire and influence the contemporary entertainers of today. From the funk and "earthy" grooves, to the sophisticated and complex lyrics and orchestrations, The EWF Tribute Band will continue to keep the music alive. Come out and spend an evening enjoying the songs of your youth, with The Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band.

All ages; Tickets: $30 /person; Students and Seniors $25