July 13, 2022

‘Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Continue with ‘80s Alternative Sound of ‘Guys in Thin Ties’

‘80s Alternative Sound of ‘Guys in Thin Ties’

Thursday nights are alive with music this summer in Downtown Silver Spring as the free “Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts” series continues on Veterans Plaza. Concert series are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. each Thursday evening through Aug. 11. The next performance, on July 21, will feature the ‘80s alternative sound of Guys in Thin Ties.

Veterans Plaza is located at 1 Veterans Place, adjacent to the Silver Spring Civic Building. The outdoor series has eight concerts scheduled.  

Guys in Thin Ties includes Bill Blythe (bass, vocals), Jim Ford (keyboards, guitars, vocals), John Coghill (vocals, toys), Dave "Doc" Bakos (guitars) and Dave Kramer (drums, FX).

Attendees can bring chairs, but they do not have to do that. Food and drinks are available from the many nearby downtown eateries. No alcohol is permitted on the plaza. 

The lineup for the Thursday night concert series: 
  • July 21: Guys in Thin Ties. ‘80s Alternative. The alternative ‘80s band plays your favorite, hard-driving tunes from the era of MTV and rad music videos. 
  • July 28: Route 66. Classic Rock and Country. Route 66, also known as Club 66, plays everything from rock and roll, classic rock, blues, Motown, boogie woogie and old school country.   
  • Aug. 4: Elliot Levine. R&B and Funk. The R&B and funk pianist has toured with Wilson Pickett, Heatwave and Brian McKnight. 
  • Aug. 11: Gary and the Groove. Rock and Roll. Their rock and roll music covers all decades from the 1950s to the ‘90s—and even some hits from today.  
Performances are canceled due to weather only if it is raining at 7 p.m. For more information about the series, visit silverspringdowntown.com.