Glen Cove, New York - August 18, 2015 - There will be dancin’ in the streets when Soul Sound Revue brings their high-energy stage show to the Village Square Plaza in Glen Cove on Aug. 28 at 7:30 pm. A perennial favorite at the annual Downtown Sounds Concert Series, this Motown tribute party band is the perfect choice to bring the 2015 season to a close.
Sound Soul Review is a show/dance act that specializes in the best of the Motown and Philly soul and disco sounds. The group consists of dynamic male and female singers, a powerful horn section and a driving four-piece band. Their playlist includes many of the most popular songs from classic groups of the ‘60s through ‘80s such as The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops and The Supremes. In their career, they have performed alongside The Temptations, The Chi-Lites, Wilson Pickett and The Marvelettes. They are booked as a steady act at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Conn.
Soul Sound Review’s 2015 performance will mark the seventh time they have appeared in the 19-year history of Downtown Sounds. Audience ranks have grown each time and this fact was not lost on manager and keyboard player Mark Varese. “This was the most fantastic crowd I’ve ever seen at an event,” said the musician after exiting the stage following last year’s extravaganza. “Downtown Sounds gets bigger every year. There’s nothing like it!”
Every Friday night during July and August, the Downtown Business Improvement District and the City of Glen Cove join forces to bring Downtown Sounds to the Village Square at the intersection of Glen and Bridge Streets. This annual outdoor concert series, which is free to the public, is designed to use music as a promotional tool to boost the local economy. The weekly concerts typically bring 600-1,000 people to the city’s streets, which increases patronage of local businesses including many area restaurants. The event has grown substantially since its debut in 1997 and the city now closes School Street due to the overflow crowds.
Presenting sponsors for Downtown Sounds 2015 are Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Garvies Point. Other sponsors include American Community Bank, North Shore-LIJ Glen Cove Hospital, North Coast Subaru, Kimco Realty, American Paving & Masonry Corp., Bridge Marine, The Downtown Cafe and The Glen Cove Printery. Media partner is The SUNY College at Old Westbury, OWWR Old Westbury Web Radio (www.owwrny.org) and OWTV Old Westbury Television. Host Joe Manfredi will be streaming the concerts live on www.ustream.tv; keyword: OWWRNY. Free parking for Downtown Sounds is available at the nearby municipal garage. In the case of rain, the advertised acts will perform at the Wunsch Arts Center at R.M. Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue. For more information, call the Glen Cove BID at 516-759-6570, or visit the Web at http://www.glencovedowntown.org or www.downtownsoundslive.org.