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Get Ready for Another Summer of Incredible Music

Welcome to summer in the City of Glen Cove! Every Friday in July & August, you are invited to join us in Village Square for hot music, cool restaurants and a sizzling good time. Bring your lawn chair so you can kick back and look up at the stars.

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Gloria's Miami Sound featuring Nikki Torres

July 6th

Nikki Torres performs the music of Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine in this vibrant, explosive, exciting eruption of music & talent. This show is for everyone who feels the rhythm and wants to take part in the sights and sounds of the music that made us all get on our feet. This production is comprised of the very best musicians, singers and dancers, who extend themselves far beyond the stage to lift the spirits and voice of the audience long after the last bow.

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Right On Band

July 13th


Right On Band is an authentic “Ten-Piece Show Band” with a full horn section. They have performed all over the world including: Italy, Ethiopia, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas.

They have had the honor of performing for each of the last three United States Presidents, and also entertained the US Congress inside “The White House”, as well as other celebrities, dignitaries and heads of state around the world. The Right On Band is known for their outlandish ’70s costumes. 

Specializing in Motown, Disco, and ‘70s Funk, the band has been keeping the ‘70s alive for more than 18 years.



 

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Forever Ray

July 20th

 Forever Ray performs to sell-out audiences whenever they perform. The band is based in the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles with Shulton Whitley as the sound of "Ray".

Ray Charles, an American musician was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel and blues. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success. Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles “the only true genius in show business.”
Forever Ray was formed in 2006 when Whitley was asked by the late Nick Ashford, part of the Hall of fame Songwriting team Ashford and Simpson to showcase at their NYC club.
Members of Forever Ray have performed with Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, Levon Helm, Christina Aguilera, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Kelly Clarkson, Patti LaBelle, the Harlem Gospel Choir, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, The O' Jays, Donna Summers, Frankie Valli, The Temptations and the Four Tops!

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Strawberry Fields

July 27th

"Strawberry Fields" is here, a look-alike, sound-alike Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you, the audience, as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The band features true look-alike performers, handpicked from hundreds of auditionees, who speak in Liverpudlian accents and play on the vintage musical instruments that Beatles fans have come to recognize. "Strawberry Fields" has been performing to audiences of all ages for over a decade and in the past has shared the stage with featured guests from the Broadway cast of "Beatlemania;" Steve Holly, drummer for Paul McCartney who was featured on his second solo album, "Back To The Egg;" Billy J. Kramer (one of Brian Epstein's original British Invasion stars); Tony Sheridan, who recorded an entire album with The Beatles, themselves; and Pete Best, who (in case you've been living under a rock for all these years) was, early in their careers, the drummer of The Beatles! They have most recently performed an exclusive engagement for "EMI" at "Ruby Foo's" in NYC, not to mention their 2005, one-time-only 40th anniversary recreation of The Beatles' historic 1965 concert at Shea Stadium… Shea Stadium! Wow!!!


 

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Marvin Floyd

August 3rd

 Renowned keyboardist, composer and producer Marvin Floyd has performed numerous times in the history of Downtown Sounds and his shows are always high-energy events with multiple musical genres featured. he founded Nivram Productions, a recording studio in Glen Cove. Producing at his own studio allowed Floyd to further develop his musical skills and he also benefitted from performing with musical legends like The O'Jays, Lou Rawls and Aretha Franklin. In 2003, he won CD101.9's New Artists Showcase and in recent years has served as the musical director for Hip Hop Princess Ashanti. He also joined Ashanti for a recent world tour.

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Fleetwood Macked

August 10th

One of rock’s most successful hit making machines Fleetwood Mac's performance history comes to life with this visual and sonically uncanny tribute. Hailed as the  Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the U.S., Fleetwood Macked brings your favorite songs like...“Go Your Own Way”, “Don’t Stop”, “Rhiannnon” and “Landslide” to the stage with a performances that bring audiences to their feet and back to the heyday and most popular line-up of  the great Fleetwood Mac.

 

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Richie Cannata

August 17th

Richie worked with Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, the Beach Boys, Bernie Williams and the list goes on.  This New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn and  Long Island and has music in his blood.  Richie studied classical piano growing up, but it doesn’t stop there.  He also studied the clarinet, flute, keyboards, and saxophone with the tenor saxophone being his forte.

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Milagro

August 24th

Milagro was formed in 2005 by a group of musicians to pay tribute to the Santana band.  The original idea was to accurately reproduce the music, staying as close to the original arrangements as possible while spreading the joy of Santana's music to new and old fans alike.  This vision continues today with an impressive collection of Santana's songs in the band's repertoire.

   

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 Soul Sound Revue

August 31st

Soul Sound Revue, by far the hottest Motown show this side of Detroit, performs the greatest hits in the true “Motown Tradition”. Soul Sound review recreates the dynamic vocal harmonies and musical styling of classical Motown groups of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s: The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and many more.

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2018 Schedule

Friday, July 6th
Gloria's Miami Sound featuring Nikki Torres

Friday, July 13th
Right on Band

Friday, July 20th
Forever Ray

Friday, July 27th
Strawberry Fields

Friday, August 3rd
Marvin Floyd

Friday, August 10th
Fleetwood Macked

Friday, August 17th
Richie Cannata

Friday, August 24th
Milagro

Friday August 31st
Soul Sound