Summer Concerts at the Gazebo on SAM
2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT THE SPRINGFIELD AVENUE GAZEBO
Located Next To the Hilton Library
1670 Springfield Ave. Maplewood 07040
Concerts are on Friday nights beginning at 7:00 PM.
free and open to the public
JULY 20 – PLEZI RARA
Plezi Rara is a modern rara band formed in October of 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. Their talented musicians come from a wide range of musical backgrounds leading back to Haiti. Plezi Rara has become so proficient in their artistry that they can select music from other genres and backgrounds and translate it into rara. Facebook.
JULY 27 – XOL AZUL BAND
Xol Azul Band is a five piece Latin rock band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. Founded in 2002 and led by singer and bassist Gidalthi Guillen, the band also features guitarist Gil Cruz, keyboardist Fabian Rojas, drummer Fabian Gomez, and percussionist Javier Medel. Singing in both Spanish and English, their sounds represent the new Latin rock breed. Website. Facebook. Soundcloud.
AUGUST 3 – FORRÓ FOR ALL
Described by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as “America’s finest purveyors of the Forró sound”, Forró for All is dedicated to the eponymous accordion-driven party music of northeastern Brazil. Lead accordionist Rob Curto is considered one of foremost North American Forró musicians; the band also features vocalist Rose Moraes and drummer and Maplewood native Scott Kettner. Website. Facebook. Youtube.
AUGUST 10 – THE CHUCK LAMBERT BAND
The Chuck Lambert Band fuses the vitality and innovation of modern electric blues with the soul and depth of its traditional forms. Their commitment to expanding the range and scope of the Blues combined with their unique synergy creates an original narration of the power of the Blues and its enduring legacy. Website. Soundcloud.
AUGUST 17 – ZLATNE USTE
Zlatne Uste (Golden Lips) is an internationally renowned group of musicians playing traditional music of the Balkans, primarily representing Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and Romany traditions. The 12-piece band is among the foremost presenters of traditional Balkan dance music in the United States. Website. Facebook.
For a video preview of each band visit http://www.maplewoodartsandculture.org/summer-concerts-at-the-gazebo/