June 22, 2022

Children’s Summer Concert Free Series Continues in Olde Towne Gaithersburg with Hip Hop Music of ‘Christylez Bacon’ on Wednesday, June 29

Gaithersburg’s Children’s Summer Concert Series continues at the City Hall Concert Pavilion on Wednesdays in June and July, with free performances from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The next performance will feature the hip hop music of “Christylez Bacon” on June 29.

The concert pavilion is located at 31 South Summit Ave. in Gaithersburg. 

The lineup for the Wednesday series will include: 
  • June 29: Christylez Bacon (hip hop music) 
  • July 6: The Bubbas (music) 
  • July 13: Marsha and the Positrons (kindie rock band) 
  • July 20: Rocknoceros (music) 
  • July 27: The Rainbow Rock Band (music) 
Christylez Bacon (pronounced: chris-styles) is a GRAMMY® nominated progressive hip-hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast Washington, D.C. Christylez multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the tradition of storytelling through his lyrics.

With a mission toward cultural acceptance and unification through music, Christylez has performed at the National Cathedral and became the first Hip-Hop artist to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He has composed and orchestrated an entire concert for a 12-piece orchestra commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute. Additionally, he has recorded a folk/hip hop children’s album. He is the recipient of multiple honors awarded by the Washington Area Music Association including the 2013 Artist of the Year. He has been honored with a Montgomery County Executive Award for Excellence in the Arts. a 2012 “Library Superhero” by Friends of the Library, Montgomery

Parking in Olde Towne is free. Limited spaces are available at City Hall, the upper parking lot by Wells/Robertson House and at the Community Museum across the train tracks. Limited free parking is also available in the Parking Garage located across Summit Avenue at 112 Olde Towne Ave. A list of additional short-term parking locations in Olde Towne can be found here. 

For more information about the children’s summer concert series, call 301-258-6350 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov. 

The Children's Summer Concert Series is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). To discover more about MSAC grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit https://www.msac.org/.