GLAF June 2024 Performances

The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) is dedicated to enriching the cultural landscape of Garrett County by supporting and promoting the performing arts. Through a diverse array of performances, including music, dance, theater, and storytelling, GLAF provides the community with access to high-quality artistic experiences. By hosting events that feature both local and internationally acclaimed artists, GLAF fosters a vibrant cultural environment, encouraging appreciation for the arts and contributing to the cultural and economic vitality of the region. GLAF’s commitment to the performing arts ensures that residents and visitors alike can enjoy a rich tapestry of artistic performances throughout the year.

On June 8, 2024, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is hitting the stage. Since its founding in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s influence and reputation has reached far beyond Western Maryland. It is one of only four professional symphony orchestras in Maryland and audience members from South Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area are drawn to concerts held at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Under the baton of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze—whom the Washington Post calls “a superb conductor”—the MSO has become a first-class orchestra of exceptional artistic quality.

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra provides a dazzling variety of programs, from the grand musical treasures of the Masterworks Series to the joyful offerings of the MSO Pops! and Home for the Holidays; from the glorious sentimentality of the Salute to Independence Concert to the exuberance and wonder of the annual Citi Youth Concerts and Kinder Konzerts Series.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra


On June 15, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is backed by the dynamic Landau Big Band, you’ll always hear swinging arrangements of Great American Songbook classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat ‘King’ Cole and many more, along with a dusting of that special Motown Magic that is sure to move your feet and make you sing along.

Murphy first burst onto the national conscience as the Sinatra-and-Soul singing season six winner of NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent with his incredible voice, undeniable charisma and unparalleled showmanship. And a decade later, he’s still going strong.

And after the show, every show, you’ll always have the opportunity to meet Landau one-on-one for photos and have the chance to talk with him about his incredible rags-to-riches story. “It’s my favorite part of the night; it’s something we always do. Sometimes I’m the last one at the venue, talking to fans and friends. The janitor is waiting on me to lock up!”


Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.


GLAF has an exciting lineup of performances this season, starting with Drew Harrison: In the Spirit of Lennon on July 20 and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus on July 26, 2024, offering a unique blend of circus arts and vaudeville. On August 10, the Ann Street Trio will captivate with their musical talent, followed by the GLAF Fundraiser featuring the Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos on August 17, promising an interactive and lively event. The Seth Kibel Quintet will showcase their jazz and swing music on September 23. The Latin Ballet of Virginia will bring vibrant cultural dance on September 28, and storyteller Noa Baum will enchant with her engaging stories on October 19. This diverse array of performances ensures an exciting and entertaining season for all.

See the complete schedule and ticket options on the GLAF website.