From the Pike District newsletter
Music in the Pike District: It’s Good for Your Health! Whether you’re listening to a live orchestra, vibing to an artsy acoustic group or jamming out to some hard rock, live music is always a great way to spend your Saturday night. But did you know it can also be good for your health? According to Variety magazine, watching live music increases your sense of self-worth by up to 25%, and may even extend your life expectancy by up to nine years!
You’ll want to keep planking, of course, but consider adding a little live music to your “me time.” Fortunately, you can catch tons of live music right here in the Pike District! We’ve put together a list of some great options coming up, so here’s to your health!
The Great Outdoors. Here’s a great opportunity to take out some food, take in some music and take over the lawn at Strathmore! Live from the Lawn has a list of free outdoor concerts this summer. On July 17 catch Band of Us, a soulful take on alternative rock. Order dinner online from Slapfish, grab it to go and feed your soul under the stars.
Get Amped Up!This one will really get you some cardio! Charm City Junction, together with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, combines Americana and Irish music on July 27. TheWashington Post named Footworks’ show one of the best dance events of the summer. Can’t make this show? Amp has a full lineup of artists that bring great entertainment to your doorstep!
Make a night of it and hit the new Fogo de Chao for an after-dinner drink or Brazilian papaya cream dessert, an unreal blend of fresh papaya and vanilla ice cream topped with a black currant liqueur.
Monday Night! Not only does Quincy’s have a rocking happy hour menu Mon-Fri from 11:30am to 7pm, but Industry Music Mondays returns every week! Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, Quincy’s has the Monday night set-up for you. From 6:30pm to 9:30pm enjoy music with Bobby, a one-man local performer who records his own backing tracks and performs live classic rock and modern pop! Stay up late for Industry Karaoke from 9:30pm to 1am with Leo the Drummer and his treasured industry specials. If you’re one of the top songsters, you win a prize! Grab your friends and make your Monday’s as fun as your Friday’s at Quincy’s!
Keeping It Fresh! Cold craft beer and a different band every Saturday night. Head over to 7 Locks Brewery where changes are always coming to what’s on tap and what’s tapping your toes, too! 7 Locks has a rotating selection of more than 10 beers on tap, and partners with a rotating selection of food trucks, as well. Saturday nights the musicians come out to play, usually with a different band each week.
Good food, good music and good for your health! The Pike District has all three, making it one of the best places in Montgomery County to live, work and visit!