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2023 Summer Cabaret Series
July 7 - August 26, 2023
Sponsored by The Eden Center
Every summer weekend at Creative Cauldron features a cabaret or concert by some of the most spectacular talent the DC area has to offer! Grab a table for two or a table for four and enjoy your favorite performers and some fabulous new faces. Can't make it to the space? Use the LIVE STREAM TICKETS button to access a link to view the show from home!
General Admission $30 Tier 1 $25 Tier 2
Tables for Two with wine (2 glasses) $90
Tables for Four with bottle of wine $180
Live Stream Ticket $15
*please note: To order a table, you will enter the total person count as the quantity in the appropriate table type (i.e. 2 for a table for two and 4 for a table for four). Discount codes DO NOT apply table sales.
Passholders: Contact the Box Office to apply passes to table sales
Volunteers Get a Free Ticket! Sign up HERE!
Taisha Estrada, July 7 at 7:30 PM
Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Taisha Estrada brings the sounds of the Caribbean to the Creative Cauldron on her debut album (Nostalgia Ajena) release tour. Rooted in the traditions of Latin and American jazz, with an innovative, contemporary, multi-genre sound, Taisha engages audiences through compelling compositions and dynamic stage performance. Taisha was runner-up in the International Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Jazz Competition, and a featured Strathmore Artist-In-Residence performer. Her musical projects have been featured in the Washington Post and NPR's Tiny Desk show. She has performed at major DC area venues such as Blues Alley, Songbyrd and Union Stage. taishaestrada.com
Alan Naylor in "It's Still Rock n Roll to Me"
Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 PM
Star of Cauldron's Jacques Brel is a Live and Well and Living in Paris--for which he won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical--The Wizard of Oz, and now a series of best-selling summer and holiday cabarets, Alan Naylor returns with his signature showmanship and stellar piano skills in a rock n roll tribute! Some things are classics no matter how or when you hear them. The hits of: Freddie Mercury, Steve Perry, Elton John, Billy Joel, Dennis DeYoung...
Friday July 14 & Saturday July 15 at 7:30 pm
The Kennedys (Maura and Pete Kennedy) , a legendary New York based music duo will be performing a two-night run at the Creative Cauldron. Originally from the DC area, they blend elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and jangle-pop. They have performed with many of the greats, including Emmylou Harris, Chet Atkins, David Bromberg, Charlie Byrd, Roger McGuinn, Dave Carter, Steve Earle, Danny Gatton, Doc Watson, Tom Paxton, Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Enjoy a welcome homecoming for these local legends. www.kennedysmusic.com
Sara Fitzgerald & Friends in "Comfort Songs"
Friday, July 21 at 7:30 PM
Pianist Sara Fitzgerald has put together a comfort-inspired cabaret of beloved songs that help keep us connected! Joined by friends and vocalists Elizabeth Kluegel (soprano whose voice has been described as "brilliant with shimmering tones") Eduardo Castro (celebrated opera perfromer in Washington DC and Peru) and new friend and professional pianist Barbara Twigg, to explore what our favorite songs can teach us.
Ricky & Rebecca in "Settled Down"
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm
Rebecca Ballinger and Ricky Drummond are back after last year's Christmas cabaret, Frivolidays! Featuring a variety of new and known material, Settled Down is a revelry in commitment. Now that they are both freshly in marriages of their own, Ricky and Rebecca are ready to make a confession — they were god awful at being single. Join us for an evening of music and comedy that will guide us through a communal cringe at courtship.
Friday, July 28 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 pm
Saturday Only-Special Benefit for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association!
After Four SOLD OUT holiday cabarets, Stephen Carter-Hicks is back at the Cauldron to share some of his favorite songs. Joined by musical director Howard Breitbart on piano, expect the warm song stylings that have made Stephen a smash hit for Creative Cauldron!
Friday, August 4 at 7:30 PM
The wittiest, wisest, wise-cracking-ist songwriting duo return! Irreverent, poignant, spirited, stylish, glamorous…oh the adjectives! Griefcat's songs range from hilarious to sincere with a unique sound akin to Flight of the Conchords, mixed with a little Dolly Parton and an indie flair. Griefcat entertains with music about the trials, joys, and tribulations of modern life. Their recent song Revolution (Poop at Work) is currently blowing up Instagram with thousands of views and likes. Cauldron favorites! Learn more: www.griefcat.com
The Dave Kline Band
Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 pm
Fresh from a London performance at legendary Ronnie Scott's Club, virtuoso violinist Dave Kline is thrilled to return to the Creative Cauldron! His original compositions reflect a passion for World cultures and contemporary music including Funk, Rock, Blues, Americana, and Jazz. Dave has performed with jazz great Chick Corea, country legend Dwight Yoakum, Gypsy Jazz super star and Grammy winner Stephane Wrembel and Senator Tim Kaine. The Dave Kline band has performed at Strathmore Music Center, Blues Alley, Gypsy Sallys, The National Mall, local festivals and many other venues. Dave's most recent recording "Shifting Borders" was #1 for 16 weeks on Roots jazz charts. Dave is VERONNEAU's favorite and long time collaborator. Special guests Lynn Veronneau and Ken Avis will perform.
"Great music man! Great tunes and such warm renditions. I love your musical universe ... it's so fresh and creative ...And keep the music fires burning bright. You know why? Simply because you can! And do it so well."— Chick Corea
Wesley Diener in "Stories & Songs of Travel"
Friday, August 11
Wesley Diener has sung us through lockdown under the summer sun and inspired us to dream of Paris in his French-inspired cabaret last year, and he's back again! "Who doesn’t love the thrill of a new adventure? Songs & Stories of Travel, featuring baritone Wesley Diener, will fly you over the Atlantic Ocean and back again with classical and musical theater vocal performances inspired by Spain, Russia, Ireland, Italy, England, and the United States. Listen to cultures collide in international masterpieces and feel at home with classic settings of American and British folk songs. Who knows - your next dream vacation could be inspired by a song!"
Nat King Cole Tribute-Don Dillingham
Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 pm
Creative Cauldron brings to life the magic of Nat King Cole in "Unforgettable – A Tribute to Nat King Cole" starring Don Dillingham. Known for his soft baritone voice and heartfelt renditions of the late singer's iconic songs."With songs still familiar to today’s audiences and a few lesser-known gems, Dillingham guided a packed theatre through Cole’s life and career with ease and a not-inconsiderable dose of charm and humor". Maryland Theater Guide. www.donsinger.com
Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM
Hear the heartbeat of classical Argentinian tango performed by a quintet of top-notch female chamber musicians and their crackerjack bandoneon player. Tango like you’ve never imagined it: classical chops, jazz harmonies, and intimate arrangements. Over its 20-year history, QuinTango have performed around the world at festivals and venues, including the White House, and Kennedy Center. Quintango's Passport to the World debut in 2023 sold-out in advance! www.quintango.com
Saturday, August 19, 7:30 PM
Blending Indie Rock with favorite feel-good Fleetwood Mac and original compositions, Favorite Child brings stellar vocal harmonies, soaring guitar work and keyboards as the cornerstones of their music. Superlative sound, generous vibes www.favoritechildband.com
Friday, August 25 at 7:30 PM
The acclaimed and ever-popular VERONNEAU, have had an amazing year as Blues Alley artists-in-residence and with a new live album release. In recent years the band led by Quebecoise vocalist Lynn Veronneau and guitarist Ken Avis have presented jazz, French-chanson, Bossa Nova, their "Blue Tapestry" celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell and Carol King, and most recently an intimate duo show "Deep Cuts"...get ready for this year's delicious, heart-warming, beautiful, fun performance. Get your tickets, they go fast! www.VeronneauMusic.com
Sally Imbriano in "Feels Like Home"
Saturday, August 26 at 7:30 pm
Fresh off her Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical, (Lucky Stiff, Nextstop Theatre Company), Sally Imbriano returns to Creative Cauldron with her latest cabaret, Feels Like Home. Her selections branch from folk to rock to musical theatre, and span from the 1950s to today. She’ll sing songs you already love mixed with songs you feel you’ve always known… the perfect combination to make it feel like home.
Sally is joined by musicians Nathan Beary Blustein (keys), Dakota Kaylor (percussion), Robbie Taylor (guitar), and debuting her cousin, Amon Alipio (guitar/trumpet).