Montgomery Village Free Saturday Concerts 2015

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A few years ago I saw that Montgomery Village was hosting free concerts at the shopping center on Saturday afternoons.  I dismissed it as a publicity stunt to steal customers away from the big mall downtown,  and to get more people out shopping at the Village. DSCN0572

Last Saturday I happened to find myself at Montgomery Village and heard a live band doing a really good cover of the Tom Petty song I Wont Back Down.  I realized it was probably that very publicity stunt designed to get me shopping, but since I love Tom Petty songs, I decided to check it out.

I found the Petty Theft band hard at work playing most of Tom Petty’s  hits, and playing them VERY WELL.  I hung out for awhile and enjoyed the music with a beer I bought at the hospitality booth.  There was a crowd of people sitting at tables, some standing, and some dancing in front of the stage.  I plan to be back next week.

The shows are free, with all proceeds from alcohol sales going to local charities.  That’s a cause I don’t mind drinking for.

Here are the details:

Every Saturday noon – 3 pm Montgomery Village Shopping Center in the Village Court.  Food and beverages available for sale.

Ends October 10th

2015 summer lineup:

June 6 – Pop Fiction (70’s, 80’s, 90’s dance)

June 13 – Notorious (80’s dance)

June 20 – Paperback Writer (Beatles tribute)

June 21 (SUNDAY) – Catch a Wave (Beach music tribute)

June 27 – Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads (Jimmy Buffet tribute)

July 4 (SUNDAY) – Sh-Boom (rock’n roll oldies)

July 11 – Johnny Vegas & The High Rollers (rock’n soul revue)

July 18 – Summer of Love/Big Bad Boogie Rock (super charged 70’s & 80’s)

July 25 – Nathan Owens & Legends of Motown ( Motown tribute)

Aug 1 – Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)

Aug 8 – Tainted Love (80’s tribute)

\Aug 22 – California Beach Boys (Beach Boys tribute)

Aug 29 – Foreverland (Michael Jackson tribute)

Sep 5 – Caravanserai (Santana tribute)

Sep 6 (SUNDAY) – Rick Lenzi & Roustabout (Elvis tribute)

Sep 12 – Mustache Harbor (Soft rock)

Sept 19 – Sun Kings (Beatles tribute)

Sep 26 – Chicago Tribute Authority (Chicago tribute)

Oct 3 –  Rebel Yell (80’s tribute)

Oct 10 – Pride and Joy (Motown)

If you know of a free event in or around RIncon Valley that you’d like to share, let me know in the comments section below.  I’ll check it out, and write a post about it.

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