Free Thursday Night Concert Series and Friday Night Salsa at the Pike District in North Bethesda

by Patrick Herron

The Pike District will be hosting two months of free salsa dancing beginning this Friday, May 6 from 6-9pm. The pop up event is located at Grand Park Avenue and Banneker Street in North Bethesda. Pike District will also host nine weeks of live music beginning June 2nd. Food and beverage/alcohol vendors will be on hand each week.

Per Pike District:
North Bethesda Maryland (April 27, 2022) –Thursdays in the Park, a free concert series, is returning this year to the heart of the Pike District, and Friday Night Salsa, a free salsa dance party, is joining in on the fun. Both events will take place in a pop-up park at Grand Park Avenue and Banneker Street, by the Montgomery County Conference Center garage. The concert series starts Thursday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and continues for nine consecutive weeks. Friday Night Salsa starts Friday, May 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues each consecutive week through July.

For both events each week, food and beverage vendors will be on-hand to bring a variety of food options and attendees 21 and older can indulge in a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Hang out and enjoy the live music on Thursdays, challenge friends to a salsa dance-off on Fridays, or take advantage of both!

All are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to set up in the park or relax in our Adirondack chairs and dine at our picnic tables.

“So many of us have looking forward to summertime social events, and the Pike District brings a vibrant and unique setting for family-friendly fun. We are excited to once again host a free concert series and to introduce a free salsa dance party series at our outdoor popup venue,” said Kris Warner, spokeswoman for the Pike District.

Thursdays in the Park Concert Schedule:

· June 9: DAVID THONG DUO (rock, pop, indie)
· June 16: ELIZABETH & PHIL DUO (rock, pop)
· June 23: WILD WHISPERS DUO (folk-pop)
· June 30: JULIET LLOYD DUO (pop, rock)
· July 7: EBB & NOVA DUO (folk-pop)
· July 14: CHASING AUTUMN DUO (rock)
· July 21: BRADY O’CONOR DUO (rock)

Friday Night Salsa Schedule: · Friday nights starting May 6 through July 29: ALL OUT DANZA

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About the Pike District

The Pike District is North Bethesda’s urban core, bustling with dynamic shopping, dining, and living experiences with access to world-class entertainment, arts, culture, and recreation.


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