The rock concert is the first of three music events planned by the arts committee. A jazz concert will take place in January, and a hip-hop event is planned for next March.
The concerts are the brainchild of arts committee member Owen Adams. Adams wanted to establish music events to showcase local talent and music that people wouldn't normally hear in Bowie. The event is described on the City of Bowie Web site as follows:
Adams became a member of the Bowie Arts Committee after graduating high school in 2008, and he is currently enrolled in a music program at the University of Maryland. Adams is known for his classical piano talents. He performed at the Haiti benefit concert at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts last February, and Adams' band Stravagant has performed at Bowiefest.
“Rock n’ Roll at the Playhouse”
The first of three music concerts aimed at college-age young adults and their young-at-heart friends will be August 20. The concert will showcase up and coming local artists from the metro D.C./Maryland area. For more information, contact Andra Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Annette Esterheld at email@example.com.
Adams said that he chose bands for the first event that had a good sound and a good following. Friday's rock concert will feature Monteclair (formerly known as Question the Hearing), Suffering Messiah and Adams' own band, Stravagant. Click here to listen to Monteclair performing "Less Days, Less Days," and watch the following video to see Stravagant performing "Better Than" at the 2009 Bowiefest festival at Allen Pond Park. Owen Adams is the musician playing the keyboard in the video.
The doors open at 7:00pm Friday night, and the first band will go on at 8:30. Admission is $5. Cetrone's Pizza is co-sponsoring the event, and pizza will be available for purchase between performances.
- Monteclair MySpace page
- Stravagant MySpace page
- Stravagant Facebook page
- Owen Adams MySpace page
- Owen Adams discusses concerts on Bowie News and View cable TV show
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