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Strathmore Free Outdoor Concerts 2014


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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.

2014 Strathmore Free Concert Schedule

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
BEN SOLLEE - Ben Sollee is a cellist and vocalist known for his percussive playing style, genre-hopping songwriting, wide appeal and political activism. His music incorporates banjo, guitar, percussion and unusual cello techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
ESTER RADA - Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli-born Ethiopian’s heritage. Growing up in a highly religious Jewish family in modest conditions in one of Israel’s roughest neighborhoods, gave Rada the drive to change her way of life and fulfill her dream of creating music. Critics describe her genre mixing sound as “gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul and R&B, with mixed undertones of black grooves

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT - Martha Redbone, is an Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African-American descent. Since bursting onto the scene at the 2002 Native American Music Awards, she has established a solid history of performing, educating, and mentoring across Native North America and abroad.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT - The Barefoot Movement has been making waves in the folk world since the release of its debut album Footwork. Their new record, Figures of the Year, is a journey through a year, each song telling its part of the larger story, with both original and traditional numbers, through lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
CONJUNTO CHAPPOTÍN - Conjunto Chappottín is one of the top Cuban “son” groups on the scene today. The founding of the band dates back to the 1940s and its founder, Arsenio Rodriguez, one the country’s most renowned band leaders and a major influence on Latin Jazz and salsa for decades.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
THE CHUCK BROWN ALL STAR GO-GO BAND - “The Godfather of Go-Go,” Chuck Brown is the undisputed founder and creator of Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early ‘70s. The Chuck Brown All Star Go-Go Band has kept the party going for Brown and all the fans of the music he created. Elijah Balbed’s Go-Go Band opens the show at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
CATHY PONTON KING - Cathy Ponton King is a female vocalist and guitarist, and 20-year veteran of the blues and bar scene in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Cathy’s set features a mix of her love of traditional blues, mixed with her swing ballads and rock ‘n’ roll.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
DAKHA BRAKHA - Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, world-music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, Dakha Brakha, create a world of unexpected new music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound.

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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