Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts Return June 20

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Downtown Silver Spring’s Summer Concert series returns to Veterans Plaza Thursday evenings starting June 20 and continue weekly through August 8. There will not be a concert on Thursday, July 4.

The free outdoor concerts take place at 7 p.m. at the Plaza located at One Veterans Place in downtown Silver Spring. The concerts feature touring artists and local favorites performing a wide range of musical genres, including Motown, rock, oldies, and rhythm and blues.

The family friendly concerts include face painting, games for children, a raffle with prizes for adults as well as toys and gifts for children. The raffle opens at 6:30 p.m. and is awarded at intermission. Free raffle tickets can be obtained at the Silver Spring tents to the right of the stage

Concerts are canceled due to weather if it is raining at 7 p.m.

The schedule of concerts:

June 20 – The Back Pages Band (60s/70s Tribute)
The Back Pages Band performs classic songs from the Golden Decade of Rock (1963-1973).  The audience will sing along to tunes from the Beach Boys, Bee Gees,  The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet and more.  The five band members have played with famous DC and Baltimore bands including Butler’s Orchard, Crusader Rabbit, Summer, Love Riot, The Last Picture Show, and the Kennedys.

June 27 – Josh Christina (Rockabilly)
Baltimore based rockabilly artist, Josh Christina, is a just a good of American country boy who has spent the past 15 years honing his sound – a combination of the country, classic rock, big band, and rockabilly he was raised on.July 11 – Route 66 Band (Classic Rock, Country) Route 66, also known as Club 66, plays jams that will get the audience pumped. They play everything from rock and roll, classic rock, blues, Motown, boogie-woogie, and old school country.

July 11 – Route 55 Band (Classic Rock, Country)
Route 66, also known as Club 66, plays jams that will get the audience pumped! They play everything from rock and roll, classic rock, blues, Motown, boogie woogie, and old school country.

July 18 – Marc Berger Band (American Roots)
Marc Berger performs American roots music, a smattering of folk, country, blues, and rock ’n’ roll. He plays guitar, harmonica and sings, along with writing his own songs. Marc’s performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts.

July 25 – MoCo’s Got Talent (Variety)
MoCo’s Got Talent is a Montgomery countywide talent competition for middle and high school students to showcase their artistry in the visual and performing arts. Finalists will present their winning musical performances.

August 1 – The HitTime Revue Featuring Jimi Smooth (R&B, Soul)
Serving as the lead singer for the Jimi Smooth Band, Jimi Smooth also known as “Mr. Move & Groove” is the consummate showman. His electrifying performance is high energy and to “get up and boogie” music.

August 8 – The Soul Crackers (Motown Soul)
The Soul Crackers take some of the greatest party music from artists like Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Average White Band, Martha, and the Vandellas, James Brown, and Tower of Power and make it their own. Expect to dance the night away!

For more information, call 240-777-0311 or visit the Silver Spring concert series website.

Parking Near Veterans Plaza

Parking is available at County garages near the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Bonifant-Dixon Garage
1101 Bonifant Street

Cameron Street Garage
8530 Cameron Street

Fenton Street Village Garage
8110 Fenton Street

Kennett Street Garage
8040 Kennett Street

NOAA Building Garage
1315 East-West Highway

Spring Cameron Garage
8700 Cameron Street

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