Bethesda. The parking sucks. A lot of the old places are gone, and the sky scrapers that loom over the corner where the old Hot Shoppes was render the place unrecognizable to me. I freely admit that I feel more at home with what was rather than what is. And I'm not over losing places like the Psyche Delly, the Red Fox Inn and Shakey's Pizza. (I'm not sure they make them as hokey as Shakey's anymore, but it might have been the first place I had a beer. I was underaged of course, and served a pitcher. )
But back to now.
"Taste of Bethesda" happens this Saturday. Look for loads of free music all afternoon.
And food. Lots of food. (If there's one thing Bethesda is known for now it's an astounding number of eateries.) Plus a Metro stop offsets that parking thing.
Here's the music schedule:
Fairmont Avenue Stage
11am Adrian Duke (Jazz)
1:30pm Lloyd Dobler Effect (Rock)
St. Elmo Avenue Stage
11:15am Signature Live (R&B/Soul)
1:45pm King Soul (Southern Soul)
Cordell Avenue Stage
11:15am JCJ Band (Latin)
1:45pm Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band
Norfolk Avenue Stage
11am Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble (Folk)
12pm Jayantika Dance Company (Indian)
1pm Tepua Hio Hio Polynesian Entertainment
2pm Farafina Kan Junior Company (African)
3pm Culture Shock; Afta Shock (Hip-hop)
11am The Village Jazz Band (Dixiland Jazz)
1:30pm ilyAIMY (Folk Rock/Alternative)