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 1st
Start Time 7:30 PM

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

Downtown Sounds 2017 is sponsored by:
 The City of Glen Cove,Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Garvies Point, Northwell Health Glen Cove Hospital, American Paving and Masonry Corp.,Kimco Realty, Comfort Dental, Harvest Power,The Downtown Cafe; New York Community Bank, LI-KICK, CrossFit One Life; Our Media Partner is: The SUNY College at Old Westbury, OWWR Old Westbury Web Radio and OWTV Old Westbury Television.

Rain Location
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!


2017 Schedule

Friday, July 7
New York Bee Gees

Friday, July 14
Kamellot with Misty Mountain

Friday, July 21
Soul Sound Revue

Friday, July 28
Nonstop to Cairo

Friday, August 4
The Mark Wood Experience

Friday, August 11
Joe Rock and The All Stars

Friday, August 18

Friday, August 25
Richie Cannata

Downtown Sounds 2017 Host Joseph Manfredi

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