With pools open and grills sporting their first layer of hamburger grease, summer seems to have officially begun. Weekend concerts and children’s events are in full swing, with June bringing several unique events for the entire family.
The 32nd annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg Festival takes place on June 8 in Olde Towne, around the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues. The event includes live music on multiple stages, activities for children and antique car show, and even a live butterfly house. Food and beer will be available from festival sponsor Dogfish Head Alehouse, as well as other vendors and local food trucks.
Running tandem with this event will be the second annual Peony Festival. The Peony, named after the Greek god of medicine and healing, is the official flower of the city of Gaithersburg. City Hall was once the home of Edward P. Schwartz, who established a peony garden in 1913, spanning five acres from the railway station to Hutton Street.
Rockville Town Square
Friday Night Live concert series
Friday nights, 6:30-9 p.m.
June 6 – Jamison and Double O Soul (Soul and Rock n Roll)
June 13 – Billy Coulter Band (Roots Rock)
June 20 – Unity Band (Reggae)
RIO Summer Concert Series
Friday and Saturday nights, 6-9 p.m.
June 6 – Diamond Alley
June 7 – Sam’O Reggae
June 13 – Apple Core Band (Beatles Tribute)
June 14 – Levi Stephens
June 20 – ThatGuyMike
June 21 – Rock n Roll Relics
Little Tots Summer Fun
10:30 a.m. (Inside RIO’s Atrium)
June 4 – Eric Energy
June 18 – Bridgette Michaels
6 p.m. (on the Lakefront Plaza)
June11 – Kidsinger Jim
June 25 – Rocknoceros
Friday nights, 6:30 p.m.
June 6 – Lloyd Dobler Effect Rock (Pop)
June 13 – Dixie Power Trio (New Orleans R&B, Dixieland)
June 20 – Route 66 (Classic Rock)
June 27 – Ro Cube & Friends Motown (R&B, Pop)
Nando’s Spicy Saturday Nights
Saturday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 7 – Throwing Wrenches
June 14 – Bach to Rock Student Groups
June 21 – Aishlinn Kivlighn and Madeline Chalk
City Hall Concert Pavilion
Evenings in Olde Towne
Thursday nights, 6 p.m.
June 5 – Seamus Kennedy (Irish Folk)
June 12 – The Sweater Set (Folk Duo)
June 19 – Four Star Combo (Rockabilly)
Kids Concert Series
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
June 5 - Cantaré (Latin Music)
June 12 – Jay Mattioli (Magician)
June 19 – Yosi meets Eugene (Music & Puppets)