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Metro Brief: Silver Spring summer concert series in full swing

Montgomery County

On July 7, 2014
Ocho de Bastos' Raul on drums

Ocho de Bastos will be performing July 17th.
Credit: ochodebastos.com

Silver Spring’s long-running, popular Thursday Night Concerts kicked off in mid June with DC native Bruce Ewan, The “Red Harmonica King.” The free, outdoor concerts continue through August 14 featuring a wide range of musicians for the whole family to enjoy. The concerts are held from 7 to 9 p.m., on Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building located at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street.  Performances are cancelled due to weather only if it is raining at 7 p.m.

A raffle, with prizes for children and adults, is held at each concert. Attendees may bring picnics or purchase food from nearby restaurants. Schedule of concerts is as follows:

  • July 3 – Little Red and the Renegades (Zydeco)
  • July 10 – ROADDOG (R&B, Blues)
  • July 17 – Ocho de Bastos (Latin Rock)
  • July 24 – Moxie Blues Band (Blues)
  • July 31 – Second Wind (Rock & Roll Covers)
  • August 7 – Eddie Becker Band (Rock, Soul, R&B)
  • August 14 – Project Natale (Jazz)

Thursday Night Concerts is sponsored by Discovery Communications, Live Nation, Montgomery County, the Silver Spring Urban District, Montgomery County Recreation and the Foundation to Celebrate Downtown Silver Spring.

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