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.
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.