About Downtown Sounds

Free outdoor concert series

Glen Cove Village Square

Intersection of Glen and Bridge Streets, Glen Cove
Presented by the Glen Cove Downtown BID

Friday Nights in July and August starting July 5
Start Time: 7:30 PM

Free parking in nearby municipal garages; bring a lawn chair and relax with the best music on the North Shore!

Downtown Sounds 2019 is sponsored by:
Glen Cove Hospital Northwell Health, The Avalon at Glen Cove, American Paving & Masonry, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Philips Lytle, Combined Insurance, The Max Challenge, Kimco Realty, Downtown Cafe, Glen Cove Fitness, The Regency at Glen Cove, Martino Auto Concepts, Men on the Move, New York Life Insurance and PetSmart

Rain Location
July 5:

St. Patrick's Parish Hall
235 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542

July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Wunsch Arts Center, R.M. Finley Middle School
1 Forest Ave., Glen Cove

History of Downtown Sounds

As a way to bring people into the downtown, the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. in 1997 created its first free concert series Jazz in The Square. It was a hit. During the following years, the concert series evolved to accommodate a variety of musical styles that broadened its appeal to residents and visitors alike. Today, the event – now known as Downtown Sounds – is jointly produced through a partnership between BID and the City of Glen Cove.

The City of Glen Cove has a long history of fine musical events, which began in 1959 with the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival. In 1997, the Downtown B.I.D. began a small outdoor concert series downtown knownas "Jazz In The Square." Today that festival has evolved into Downtown Sounds, making this concert series bigger and better than ever. Going forward the partnership between the Downtown BID and the City of Glen Cove will be focused on fulfilling the vision of making Glen Cove the “Music Capital of the North Shore.”

Every Friday night during July and August, the downtown Village Square Plaza comes alive with music featuring New York area artists. With the sounds of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, folk, salsa and other genres filling the air, the public enjoys great music while dancing and dining in our open and inviting downtown area. Many downtown businesses find they receive benefits beyond increased foot traffic and public awareness by becoming a sponsor of Downtown Sounds. Why not make your organization a part of this yearly fun!


Rain Location for Downtown Sounds:
Wunsch Arts Center
Forest Ave, Glen Cove,
NY 11542

Downtown Sounds 2019 Lineup

July 5th Almost Selena— A Selena Tribute

July 12th Peat Moss & The Fertilizers

July 19th Bennie & The Jets

July 26th Bon Journey

August 2nd Hey Nows!

August 9th Right On Band “The World’s Greatest Show Band”

August 16th Dancing Dream: ABBA Tribute

August 23rd Kamellot (Classic Rock and Dance)

Misty Mountain (Led Zeppelin cover band)

August 30th Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones (Prince Tribute Band)