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Strathmore Free Outdoor Concerts 2013


Strathmore Free Outdoor Concerts 2013
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Strathmore, Montgomery County, Maryland's world class concert hall, offers free outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer at the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion Gazebo at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, Maryland. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or low beach chairs.

2013 Strathmore Free Concert Schedule

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
SONGS OF SUMMER: 2012-2013 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE - Strathmore 2013 Artists in Residence are an amazingly eclectic and successful group—hear how they gel, jam and jive at this season-opening Free Summer Outdoor Concert. Each young talent—Deborah Bond, progressive soul vocalist; Owen Danoff, singer-songwriter; Isabelle De Leon, jazz drummer; Integriti Reeves, jazz vocalist; and Wytold on his electric cello—will perform a favorite summer cover plus an original composition. The year’s mentors will also be on hand, with a culminating blowout finale.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
M.A.K.U. SOUNDSYSTEM - Traditional Colombian music with a futuristic spin—a harmonic convergence of Colombian maracas, gaitas (large indigenous flute) and big drums with guitar, bass, synthesizer and horn section—that’s M.A.K.U SoundSystem. Their name comes from a fascinating chapter in Colombia’s history, but their sounds is unabashedly futuristic, a mash-up of Columbia folk music with jazz, psychedelic rock, punk, afro-beat, reggae and soul.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
DARYL DAVIS’ ROOTS MUSIC REVUE - A veteran Strathmore performer, Daryl Davis has performed in 49 of the 50 states—and brings some of the finest talent from his journeys back for this summertime bluesfest. Fingerstyle guitarist Tim Sparks from Minnesota; boogie woogie & blues pianist, Chase Garrett from Iowa; lap steel player Mary Flower from Oregon; D.C.’s own Angela Hill—and Daryl Davis himself bring a soul-shaking, rocking tribute to American roots music.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
ALMA TROPICÁLIA - The D.C. area’s first and only band dedicated to the sultry Tropicália sound that rocked Brazil in the ’60s. Alma Tropicália features traditional Brazilian rhythms blended with samba, bossa nova, forró and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
TROUBLE FUNK - Washington, D.C.-based Trouble Funk blends 1970s style funk and a 1960s-style horn section—creating a party-friendly jam atmosphere. The first go-go record released outside of D.C., Trouble Funk’s 1982 debut, Drop the Bomb, appeared on Sugar Hill, the same label then championing early hip-hop.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA - Musician-composer Jonathan Scales reinvents jazz and jazz fusion with steel pans. Driftwood Magazine says “Scales is to steel pans…what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator.”

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
CARLOS NÚÑEZ - Known as “The Seventh Chieftain,” beguiling Spanish musician Carlos Núñez plays the gaita, the traditional Galician bagpipe. His unique and amazing folk music showcases his native region of Galicia, in northwest Spain, and the surprising Celtic traditions that thrive there. Expect jigs and reels, played on bodhran, fiddle and pipes with unexpected Latin flair.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
UKEFEST 2013 - The Strathmore summertime tradition that launched a thousand musicians returns to rock the lawn and bring the community together in song. Emceed by uke dynamos Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, and featuring strummers Gerald Ross, Lil’ Rev, Stuart Fuchs and The Hula Honeys, this grand uke tribute is an enthusiastic culmination to Strathmore’s outdoor summer concerts.

Dining at Strathmore

BBQ ribs, pulled pork, veggie burgers, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts, soda, water and beer and wine are available for purchase from the BBQ Shack (operated by Restaurant Associates) at the Free Summer Outdoor Concert Series starting at 5:30 p.m.


All patrons are encouraged to take Metro to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on the Red Line. For free outdoor concerts, all patrons must park at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage and along Tuckerman Lane. A SmarTrip card is required to exit the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage. Cards can be purchased within the Metro station. Accessible parking is available on-site on a space available basis.

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