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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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Almost Selena

July 5th

A tribute to the queen of Tejano music, this show is a vibrant, explosive and exciting eruption of the music and talent of Selena.

Almost Selena opens your hearts and souls to show you the best of Selena Quintanilla backed by an incredible band. This is the show 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. Comprised of the very best musicians, singers and dancers, who extend themselves far beyond the stage to lift the spirits and voices of the audience long after the last bow.They will thrill you and bring your memories to overflow. She will touch your heart with “Dreaming of You" and exhilarate you with “Como La Flor."



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Peat Moss & The Fertilizers

July 12th

Peat Moss & The Fertilizers are the most animated, fun loving and talented group of performers on the circuit today. Together since high school, this tight-knit group of friends have come a long way, with thousands of performances under their belt. Their ever-expanding song list of fun, upbeat material wows all music fans from any age group.

One thing heard time and time again about the band is that they possess tremendous energy and a love of their craft, which shines through in every performance. This provides the audience with a "vacation from reality," as one viewer remarked. Peat Moss and The Fertilizers will never let you down and never leave an audience unfulfilled. So get on the dance floor, forget all of your problems and be prepared to dance the night away.


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Bennie & The Jets

July 19th

Bennie and the Jets is the Premier Elton John Tribute Band. Bennie and the Jets is led by Greg Ransom, whose vocals are exactly like Elton John's naturally and Greg's piano playing is right on the money. Greg has the ability to make you believe that you're at an Elton John concert.

At age 21, Greg was playing piano in a downtown hotel bar when the owner of the hotel requested an Elton John song.  Greg played “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.” The hotel owner approached him afterwards and told him he sounded like Elton vocally, and that he should consider putting on the hat and glasses and forming a tribute band. 

By 1995, Bennie and the Jets were formed with Greg Ransom on piano and vocals, Dan Moraski on guitar and backing vocals, Bob Lilja on drums and backing vocals, and Ken Walpurgis on bass.  They played two local gigs in the Springfield area before receiving a call from a nationally known entertainment broker who needed an Elton band, so Greg sent him a tape. 

From that day forward Bennie and the Jets became an international touring act. Bob Lilja was soon replaced with Steve Lawton on drums and backing vocals and Ken Walpurgis was replaced with Mike Gibbs on bass and backing vocals.  This remains their current line-up. Bennie and the Jets has performed around the world for a wide variety of venues.


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Bon Journey

July 26th

Bon Journey is a New York-based tribute band paying tribute to rock icons Bon Jovi and Journey. BonJourneyNY's high energy show has been exciting and entertaining fans throughout the Tri-State area since 2010. BonJourney is a unique tribute band that blends the music of both Bon Jovi and Journey within each set. There is also a "Rock Of 80s" Show that is performed at special events! They not only capture the sound of each group, but their energy and spirit as well.

BonJourney's set includes all the classic hits that fans have enjoyed for over three decades… including but not limited to
"Living on a Prayer," "Don't Stop Believing" as well as their tender ballads "Faithfully" and "I'll Be There for You."
So find out for yourself what other fans have been discovering for some time now…come out and have a memorable fun time with BonJourney!


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The hey nows

August 2nd

The Hey Nows are a show-stopping, top 40 party rock band with a special knack for connecting with their audience at every show. Hailing from the Hudson Valley region of New York, this wedding, event and club band performs all over the tri-state area and New England, but is always game to travel anywhere party rock services are needed!

Independently, each band member brings a special and unique flavor from varied experiences with other rock, country, and pop bands--but together, they combine to create the perfect blend of seasoned professionalism and youthful energy.

While this versatile group covers everything from to Tom Petty to The Chainsmokers, they are often sought after by both the wedding and bar circuits for their 90s throwbacks and rocked up versions of the latest hits.

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right on band

August 9th

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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ABBA Tribute

August 16th

Dancing Dream: The Tribute to ABBA, the greatest pop supergroup from Sweden, electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance," "Fernando" and many more. The New York City based touring tribute act was founded by two European singers Halina Ulatowski and Agnes Jawien in 2009 in hopes of transporting nostalgic audiences back to the happy and groovy times of the '70s.
Because of the rise in popularity of both the movie and Broadway play "Mamma Mia," Dancing Dream was able to do just that!  Since then, they have been invited to many summer concerts across the country attracting audiences of all age groups. The same year they had formed, they were featured on "The Colbert Report" with comedian Stephen  Colbert which had placed them on the map for top tribute acts in their country! This opportunity had also helped them land gigs in large venues all across the nation.

Since then, the band has toured Florida with performances in theaters, colleges and popular clubs as well as outdoor concerts and Scandinavian festivals in California, North Dakota, New York and New Jersey. They also perform often in New York casinos (Empire Casino and Resorts World Casino) and famous clubs (BB King's) in Times Square NYC. 

So, what can you expect at a Dancing Dream tribute to ABBA show? Expect our team of seasoned musicians and talented lead singers ("Agnetha" and "Frida") to take you on a nostalgic trip back to the glitz and glamour of the 70s with their beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography

This ABBA Tribute Band's fan base is ever-growing all over the country! Don't miss this opportunity to slip on your platforms and sing along to your favorite ABBA songs performed by Dancing Dream.

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August 23rd

Kamellot is fast becoming one of the premier tribute bands gracing stages in and around Long Island as they offer a powerful take on classic rock and blue standards to energetic and enraptured audiences.

The band started in 2012 when percussionist Dr. G and lead guitarist Elliot Negrin met on the local scene in search of a particular sound. Bonding over a mutual love of rock, rhythm and blues, and a desire to bring positive vibes, they began looking for the right mix. As the band developed it became quickly apparent that a powerful force was emerging producing a tight sound and exceptional energy.

The band grew with the addition of lead singer Ed Terry and sax man Wayne Wofford. Their powerful soul-infused sound added layers to an already deep musical voice. The finished product including Stu Waters on keys, Shawn Murray on drums, Krista Marie on vocals and Alan Levy on bass produce rocking renditions of timeless hits. Certain performances are dedicated to electric Led Zeppelin covers.


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dean ford and the beautiful ones

August 30th

Dressed to the nines, Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Ford and company perform all the hits you know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. But, it's more than just the songs.

He's got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you'll forget it's only a tribute.
It all started in 2011, when Dean Ford and his musician friends put on their first of many sold out tributes to the Purple One in Portland, Maine. The show, lovingly entitled "Purple Brainz" is now held annually at the prestigious, Port City Music Hall. Past shows have featured Prince and The Revolution’s own keyboardist Matt “Doctor” Fink. Lately, Ford has been sticking with a rotation of his core band, The Beautiful Ones. Though, he and the band have plenty of surprises up their frilled sleeves.


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Misty Mountain

August 23rd

A new band, Misty Mountain, has emerged on the scene as a rocking tribute band blasting the songs of Led Zeppelin across Long Island. With guitar licks reminiscent of Jimmy Page and howling vocals that bring back memories of Robert Plant, the band transports audiences back to the days of power rock and roll.

The band started to come together in 2012 when lead guitarist Elliot Negrin and lead singer Ed Terry met on the local scene performing together in different projects. The band was complete with the addition of Shawn Murray on drums and Alan Levy on bass. The four accomplished musicians of Misty Mountain started blending and developed a sound eerily similar to Led Zeppelin’s performances.


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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)