February 14, 2024

Free Cultural Concert Series for Black History Month Continues on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Plum Gar Community Center

Montgomery County Recreation, in partnership with Carpe Diem Arts, is putting on a Cultural Heritage Concert Series in February to join in the celebration of Black History Month. The series will continue at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Plum Gar Community Recreation Center in Germantown featuring Miles Spicer and Franklyn Johnson-Williams.

The Plum Gar Community Recreation Center is located at 19561 Scenery Dr. in Germantown.

The series was made possible through a grant provided by the National Endowment of the Arts. The concerts are intergenerational and aim to offer high quality, diverse concerts to increase connection and promote greater understanding and respect. The series will have concerts at various locations through June.

Additional concerts in the series in February are scheduled for:
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21. 11 a.m. Long Branch Community Recreation Center, 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Featuring Linda Harris, David Cole and Jaja Bashengezie.
  • Friday, Feb. 23. 6:30 p.m. Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Featuring Spice Cake and Munit Mesfin.
Carpe Diem Arts, which is based in Silver Spring, seeks to inspire creative self-expression that empowers individuals, strengthens communities, and builds better futures, while also supporting the livelihoods of master teaching and performing artists who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves.