Veterans Plaza is located at 1 Veterans Place, adjacent to the Silver Spring Civic Building. The outdoor series has eight concerts scheduled.
Baltimore-based Elliot Levine has toured with Wilson Pickett and Heatwave and has opened for Brian McKnight, Freddie Jackson, McCoy Tyner and Gerald Albright. He has had the No. 1 song on mp3.com, which received more than 1 million downloads. That accomplishment was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. Elliot has three internationally released CDs that have received extensive airplay and distribution.
He has headlined at Blues Alley and the Kennedy Center. In 2003, he scored the music to an Emmy-nominated documentary, "Teens in Between.” His music also was used on "Inside the NBA" on TBS, as well as an independent college movie, "Friends With Benefits.”
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:
- 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.