With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner it seems as though spring is almost over. You may have missed it going by; it looked suspiciously like winter. Marred by the continuation of frosty temperatures and frozen precipitation, spring made misers out of all of us—even the most cheerful snow bunnies. But if the history of Maryland weather has one lesson, it’s that summer can match winter in its brutality, making snow a distant memory and one that is quite appealing as perspiration and mosquitos plague us in the middle of July.
Here is a list of all the summer series’ and events that start this month and continue into June to help you enjoy the summer. Because it is most certainly going to last.
Rockville Town Square
Friday Night Live concert series
Friday nights, 6:30-9 p.m.
- May 16 – Dan Haas Band (Pop Rock)
- May 23 – 8 Ohms Band (Funk & Soul)
- May 30 – Daryl Davis Band (Blues & Soul)
- June 6 – Jamison and Double O Soul (Soul and Rock n Roll)
- June 13 – Billy Coulter Band (Roots Rock)
For more information, please visit rockvilletownsquare.com/events/special-events.
Rio Summer Concert Series
Friday and Saturday nights, 6-9 p.m.
- May 16 – The Sidleys
- May 17 – Station 1201
- May 23 – Shag
- May 24 – I and I Riddim Reggae
- May 30 – Debonaire
- May 31 – Hand Painted Swinger
- June 6 – Diamond Alley
- June 7 – Sam’O Reggae
- June 13 – Apple Core Band (Beatles Tribute)
Little Tots Summer Fun
10:30 a.m. (inside RIO’s Atrium)
- May 21 – Reptiles Alive!
- June 4 – Eric Energy
- June 18 – Bridgette Michaels
6 p.m. (on the Lakefront Plaza)
- May 14 – Great Zucchini
- May 28 – Peter McCory
- June11 – Kidsinger Jim
Friday nights, 6:30 p.m.
- May 30 – Sons of Pirates (Jimmy Buffett, Classic Rock)
- June 6 – Lloyd Dobler Effect (Rock, Pop)
- June 13 – Dixie Power Trio (New Orleans R&B, Dixieland)
- June 20 – Route 66 (Classic Rock)
For more information, please visit www.washingtoniancenter.com/events.
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)
For more information, please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov.