Free Spring and Summer Concert Series to be Presented by Bloom by Strathmore and Montgomery Recreation

A free spring and summer concert series at the Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center in Silver Spring will return this year as a partnership between Bloom by Strathmore and Montgomery County Recreation. The Bloom at Good Hope concert series will open on Saturday, March 11, with Standards Reimagined with Christie Dashiell. The Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center is located at 14715 Good Hope Rd. in Silver Spring. All concerts will be on Saturdays and start at 5 p.m.

Arts access has been an important part of Strathmore’s mission since its founding. In 2016, Strathmore expanded its commitment to taking the arts beyond its walls, particularly in the eastern part of Montgomery County. “Strathmore is such an important part of the identity of Montgomery County, and it is such a special place,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “But we know the arts are not equally accessible to all members of our County. The ‘East County Initiative’ of Bloom by Strathmore is a creative way to bring a variety of music to community members who might otherwise never have this opportunity. We are happy that Strathmore and Montgomery County Recreation are again partnering in this innovative program.”

More information about Strathmore’s Bloom program can be found at Bloom By Strathmore. The scheduled lineup for this season’s Bloom at Good Hope concert series:

  • Saturday, March 11. Standards Reimagined with Christie Dashiell
  • Saturday, April 8. Nistha Raj and Chris Bacon: Indian Music Meets Beatbox
  • Saturday, May 13. Latin Jazz with Taisha Estrada
  • Saturday, June 10. The Jogo Project featuring Elijah Jamal Balbed
  • Saturday, July 8. An Evening of Spirituals with Dante’ Pope
  • Saturday, Aug. 12. An Evening of Urban Latin Music with Chris Urquiaga

For more information about the concert series, contact Martita Galindo of Strathmore at 301-581-5249 or [email protected].

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