Rock and folk performer Pat McGee will open up the 2012-2013 season at the Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane) with a “homecoming” show on Sept. 28 in the Music Center.

The Richmond native and frontman of the “Pat McGee Band” will welcome back former bandmates and high school musicians from his alma mater, Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington.

The 2012-2013 season at the Strathmore features Broadway star Patti LuPone (Oct. 5), acrobatic performers “Cirque Ziva” (March 7) and Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini (April 14).

The 1,976-seat concert hall opened in 2005 with almost $100 million in funding from Montgomery County and the state of Maryland. Visit for more information on this year’s schedule.

Flickr photo by Bill in DC