Per Montgomery County: The reggae music of Jah Works will conclude the Wheaton TGIF Friday summer concert series on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Marian Fryer Town Plaza, adjacent to the Wheaton Business Triangle and near the Wheaton Metro Station.
The event will feature live artist demonstrations and beverages from Twin Valley Distillers. The TGIF party will begin on the plaza at 5 p.m. with a DJ set followed by a live concert at 6 p.m. The after-party will rotate to nearby local bars from 8-9 p.m. Parking is available in the building at 2425 Reedie Dr.
The TGIF concert series will continue throughout the fall with a lineup of outstanding music on Friday nights. The fall schedule will include:
- Sept. 1: Jazz Academy of Music
- Sept. 8: The Nighthawks
- Sept. 15: Luis Garay Percussion World
- Sept.22: ETNIA
- Sept. 29: Quimbao
- Oct. 6: Ochos Los Bastos
- Oct. 13: Verny Varela
Jah Works is a Baltimore-based band that provides positive vibes and uncompromising roots rock reggae music. Formed in 1993, it consistently performs hundreds of shows a year worldwide in clubs, at festivals and near the sun-drenched beaches of Negril. Its sound is firmly planted in the roots of Jamaican music and culture, encompassing rock steady, reggae and elements of dancehall and dub. What Jah Works does best is introduce the novice music listener to the fullness of reggae music and culture.
The band found its identity while listening to the song “Jah Works” by the classic Jamaican vocal group The Gladiators. Starting with “Feast or Famine” in 1994, the band has recorded and released nine albums. It has sold more than 100,000 copies independently.
For updated information on the concert series, go to https://www.wheatonmd.org/.
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