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Parks Playhouse Junior: Christylez Bacon

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Calling All Little Musicians and Performers

On Tuesday, July 16 at Germantown Town Center Urban Park (19840 Century Boulevard, Germantown, MD 20874) join Montgomery Parks from 10 to 11 am for a Parks Playhouse Junior event. Live music to be performed by local hip hop artist and instrumentalist Christylez Bacon.

Make sure to prepare for each event by bringing your sunny day gear and blankets or lawn chairs for viewing. Make it a mid-morning picnic by bringing along your favorite snacks and treats to munch on while you enjoy the show. This performance is deemed suitable for ages three through ten.

Parks Playhouse Junior performances will be rolling throughout the summer on both weekday and weekend mornings from 10 to 11 am. Check the Parks Playhouse Junior event page to see the full lineup.


About the Artist

Christylez singing into mic, pointing outward with guitar in handChristylez Bacon (pronounced: chris-styles) is a Grammy Nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast, Washington, DC. As a performer, Christylez multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling through his lyrics.

With a mission towards cultural acceptance and unification through music, Christylez is constantly pushing the envelope – from performances at the National Cathedral, to becoming the first Hip-Hop artist to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He has composed and performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions; collaborating with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

In Washington, DC, Christylez began a cross-cultural collaborative concert series, “Washington Sound Museum” (WSM). WSM is a monthly intimate celebration of music featuring guest artists from diverse musical genres with Christylez Bacon and his progressive hip-hop orchestra. Since WSM’s inception, Christylez has collaborated with artists from various cultural backgrounds, ranging from the Hindustani & Carnatic music of India, the contemporary Arabic music of Egypt, and the music of Brazil. At the beginning for the pandemic, Christylez saw this socially-distant period as an opportunity to bring international artists and audiences together in an online video series titled, Beatbox Remix Series, which can be seen on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook Watch.



Frequently Asked Questions


  • This event is free.

Parking and Transportation

  • Free street parking is available along Pinnacle Drive and Locbury Drive.
  • For Public Transportation take Bus #97 to Century Blvd & Pinnacle Drive (Stop ID 15004). Walk along Pinnacle drive with the Library on the left, and the park will be straight ahead.


  • An ADA-accessible portable restroom facility will be available at this park location.


  • This event is generally accessible according to the 2010 ADA Standards and Guidelines. If you or a member of your party would like to request additional accommodations, please get in touch with our Program Access team at programaccess@montgomeryparks.org or (301) 495-2581.


  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets for seating at all Parks Playhouse Junior events. Please do not bring hammocks, portable pavilion tents, or pop-up tents.

What to bring

  • In addition to bringing your own seating, attendees are encouraged to prepare for the summer heat by wearing sunscreen, bringing a hat or head covering, and bringing their own water.


  • Pets are allowed at all Parks Playhouse Junior performances. Pets must remain on a leash and in their owner’s control while on park property.

Additional Questions

  • For any additional questions, please contact Parks Customer Service at info@montgomeryparks.org or (301) 495-2595.