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With Memorial Day Weekend under our belts, warm summer nights are quickly approaching and what better way to spend them then with free music concerts. A quick drive down Interstate 95 could yield a lot of free fun and dancing in the streets of Bethesda, Rockville, and Takoma Park, Maryland this summer. Here are the details of four free concert series/festivals to mark on your calendar before it fills up:

  • Bethesda Urban Partnership is presenting a free Thursday evening Summer Concerts Series through May, June, and July in Veterans Park, located at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues of Bethesda. The series started on May 8th and will continue through July on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm in Veterans Park. Concerts will cater to every taste of music with diverse acts ranging from rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae.
  • On Sunday, June 8th from 11am to 6pm, the town of Takoma Park will host their 19th annual free street festival, Takoma Park JazzFest. This year’s festival theme is “Celebrating Women in Jazz” and features an array of local and national women-led performances on two stages. The family-friendly event will take place on Carroll Ave in Takoma Park, situated adjacent to the Sunday Takoma Farmer’s Market, just two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station.
  • Pair your favorite wines with free music at Rockville’s Uncorked Wine and Music Festival in Rockville Town Square. The festival will take place on Saturday August, 23rd from 12 to 6 pm. Attendees will enjoy free admission to see six different bands perform on two stages, along with free cooking demonstrations. Wine tastings are only $15.
  • The 11th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, September 6th from 4:30 to 10:30pm in downtown Silver Spring on Veterans Plaza at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive.  The free outdoor concert has featured past legendary performers like Wynton Marsalis, Aaron Neville and Arturo Sandoval. The performances will be held outdoors so be sure to bring a blanket and/or beach chair. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase.

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