Outdoor Entertainment Continues in September with Backyard Concerts, Evenings in Olde Towne and an A Cappella Showcase

Posted: August 17, 2015 Backyard Concerts The City of Gaithersburg’s popular Backyard Concerts return to neighborhood parks with two family-friendly evenings of great music to dance and sing along to. Both performances are free and begin at 5 p.m. Donations of nonperishable food items to be donated to Manna Food Center are appreciated. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or low lawn chair. Beatles cover band Savoy Truffle performs an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, rock and country styles, interspersed with personal anecdotes and genuine northern England humor. Join them on Sunday, September 13 at Kelley Park, 400 Victory Farm Drive. Enjoy swing, big band, rock, top 40, and contemporary music with Night and Day on Sunday, September 27 at Diamond Farms Park, 857 Quince Orchard Boulevard. Playing together for 20 years throughout the Washington, DC area, variety band Night and Day specializes in music of the swing and big band era. The Fall Backyard Concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Evenings in Olde Towne, a free series of Thursday evening concerts, returns in September. Grab some carryout from one of the many restaurants in Olde Towne and de-stress after work at the City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Avenue. The concerts start at 6 p.m. Enjoy the pop/rock sounds of the Lloyd Dobler Effect on September 3, the rockabilly sounds of Four Star Combo on September 10, the roots, soul and rock rhythms of Patty Reese on September 17, and the funk sounds of Precautionary Measures on September 24. Also on the line-up this fall is “It’s A Grand Night for Singing,” an a cappella showcase featuring the talents of five local groups whose harmonies will delight and amaze. On stage will be The Arlingtones, Harbor City, Harmony Express, Singing Capitol Chorus, and Sons of Severn. It takes place on Saturday, September 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. For more information please contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture.


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