NE Library Garden Concert Series

The Garden Concert Series at the Northeast Library is starting up again this year.  The Garden Concert Series features a local musical group or performer each month during the summer and fall, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back, and enjoy the concert in the library’s outdoor garden area. (In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside the library.) Mark the following dates on your calendar:

Sunday, May 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  The Gliders

Sunday, June 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  Vim and Vigor

Sunday, July 21, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  Full Power Blues

Sunday, October 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  Karen Collins and The Backroads Band

The August and September concerts will be announced later. Information on the bands is below:

The Gliders

A long-time fixture within the Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Gliders are an acoustic four-piece band featuring roots music from blues to rockabilly to soul to country. Two of the musicians, Janet and Willy Gilmore, are Capitol Hill residents.. Janet is well known around the Hill as a music educator both from a private piano studio and as the first music teacher at Two Rivers PCS.  Details at

Vim and Vigor

Vim & Vigor is an ensemble indie pop-folk band based in Washington, DC. With influences ranging from Amy Winehouse to to Fleetwood Mac, Vim & Vigor produces a sound that is unique and earnest, with rich harmonies and layers of instrumentation. More details are at

Full Power Blues

Full Power Blues (formerly known as “The D.C. Blues Society Band”) was formed in 2009. The Band has played many yearly Festivals in the Washington Metropolitan area such the Silver Spring Blues Festival, the College Park Blues Festival and most notably the Annual D.C. Blues Society Festival at Federal facility Carter-Baron Amphitheater.  The band was honored in December 2014 to play on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  Details at

Karen Collins and The Backroads Band

One of the Washington area’s top honky tonk bands, The Backroads Band plays classic country music like it was played back then. In no time at all, they’ll have you out on the dance floor doing a boot scootin’ two step or snuggling up close for a buckle polishing slow tune. Their sound is vintage country from the 1940s-1970s plus original roots songs written in that early country style. Details at


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