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Parks Summer Concert Series: 19th Street Band

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Discover your new favorite band(s) at Parks Summer Concert Series

On Thursday, August 1 at Flower Avenue Urban Park (8746 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910) join Montgomery Parks from 6 to 8 pm for a Parks Summer Concert event. Live music to be performed by international group The 19th Street Band.

These events are for all ages. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs. Invite your friends and family and make it an evening picnic in the park. Wind down your week and enjoy this free, live music presentation.


About the Band

Caolaidhe (guitar and vocals) emigrated from Holywood, Northern Ireland to America in 2005 to pursue a music career. Finding himself in need of a fiddle player, he met classical violinist/music teacher, Meghan (fiddle, mandolin, and vocals), at an Irish pub in Washington, DC. After auditioning her for the band, they moved into a home on ’19th Street’ in Arlington, VA. They quickly tied the knot as partners-in-crime and began writing songs and creating The 19th Street Band.

With members Patty on drums and Greg on bass, The 19th Street Band has entertained crowds at festivals such as DelFest, Charm City Bluegrass Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, The Washington Folk Festival, Iowa Irish Festival, Annapolis Irish Festival, and Maryland Irish Festival. They have been featured as a regular artist at the Open House Festival in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival in Co. Waterford. Make sure to check out their new album “Near Perfect”!

19th street band near perfect album cover with all 4 band members
From left to right; Patty, Caolaidhe, Megan, and Greg

Can’t make it to this Parks Summer Concert Series event? Check out the Parks Summer Concert Series page to learn more.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • An ADA-accessible portable restroom facility will be available on-site.


  • Outside food is permitted at the event. There will be no food vendors on-site. Please visit the Discover Long Branch website to check out local food spots near the park and support local businesses.


  • Dogs are permitted at these events but must be on a leash while on park property. Owners must pick up after their pet and dispose of any waste in the provided trash receptacles.


  • This event is generally accessible according to the 2010 ADA Standards and Guidelines. If you or a member of your party would like to request additional accommodations, please get in touch with our Program Access team at programaccess@montgomeryparks.org or (301) 495-2581.


  • Parking is not available on-site. Guests are encouraged to walk or take public transportation.
  • For Public Transportation use Bus #12 and Bus #13 to Flower Ave & Hartwell St (Stop ID 22314).


  • Seating will not be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets and chairs.


  • This concert is free to attend.