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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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The Patriot Brass Ensemble

July 1st

The Patriot Brass Ensemble is the first and only professional and national organization dedicated to serving Veterans and Military Families. In 2005 the group first performed in Ridgefield, NJ, after local resident and founder Steven Behnke was unhappy with the music at the town's Memorial Day Ceremony.

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July 8th

The SideMen featuring The UpTown Horns are composed of a host of the most well respected & sought after musicians. We will be performing high-energy tributes to the musical heroes that we have had the pleasure of working with in the studio as well as in live performance all over the world.

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Desert Highway

July 15th

Since its formation, Desert Highway has been captivating and entertaining major audiences. Their critically acclaimed performances are a nonstop journey through numerous radio hits, top ten singles and favorite solo works of The Eagles. Musically and visually, Desert Highway presents a unique edge in performing The Eagles’ varied music catalogue.

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Stanton Anderson Band

July 22nd

Once called Long Island’s greatest live act ever, the Stanton Anderson Band is back, claiming their reign on the rock ’n roll throne. SAB helped create the Long Island music scene, paving the way for bands like Twisted Sister & Zebra. Their powerful live shows & popularity took Long Island by the ears & created a following of life-long fans that came out of the woodwork upon SAB’s reunion in 2000.

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July 29

Join the fun when Glen Cove Downtown Sounds presents Rock the Cove!  The night promises to be a great night featuring some of the area’s finest original songwriters and some classic covers. Featured that night will be Chris Kinnear, Andy Aledort, Jason Liebman, Chris Crosby and Rich Rosch, better-known as The Dandy Men. The night will feature guest appearances by Matt Grabowski, Jenn Gerrity, Lisa Vetrone and Brandon Lubrano.  
Join us for a great night of music!

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Marvin Floyd and Friends

August 5

Marvin Douglas Floyd was born and grew up in Long Island New York. He began playing the organ at the age of six after being inspired by his older brothers who were also in the music field. Music was something that was always encouraged in his home. By the age of 12, he was in his first band. As a teenager he started writing and composing music, and found himself frequenting local recording studios.

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Richie Cannata with The Lords of 52nd St.

August 12

Before they were The Lords of 52nd Street, you could find them playing at local clubs in Long Island under the band name, “Topper.” Topper was a 1960s high school rock and roll band originally formed by, Russell Javors on guitar and vocals, Doug Stegmeyer on bass, and Liberty DeVitto on drums. The band was drawing a large audience at the time, but bassist Doug Stegmeyer quickly flew out to California to audition for the "Piano Man," Mr. Billy Joel.

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Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

August 19th

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love.  No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity.

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Soul Sound Revue

August 26th

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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2016 Schedule

Friday, July 1
The Patriot Brass Ensemble

Friday, July 8
The Sidemen Featuring The Uptown Horns

Friday, July 15

Desert Highway

Friday, July 22
The Stanton Anderson Band

Friday, July 29
Rock the Cove

Friday, August 5
Marvin Floyd and Friends

Friday, August 12
Rcihie Cannata with The Lords of 52nd St.

Friday, August 19
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

Friday, August 26
Soul Sound Revue

Downtown Sounds 2016 Host Joseph Manfredi

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