There will be dancin’ in the streets when the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) invites The Soul Sound Revue to bring their high-energy stage show to the Village Square Plaza in Glen Cove on July 21, at 7:30 p.m. A perennial favorite at the annual Downtown Sounds Concert Series, this Motown tribute party band’s high-energy performance is traditionally one of the highlights of the year.
Soul Sound Revue is a show/dance act that specializes in the best of the Motown, 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, CT.
Soul Sound Revue’s 2017 performance will mark the ninth time they have appeared in the 20-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 Varese after exiting the stage following last year’s extravaganza. “Downtown Sounds gets bigger every year. There’s nothing like it!”
Presenting sponsors for Downtown Sounds 2017 are: the City of Glen Cove, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Garvies Point, Glen Cove Hospital, Northwell Health, Kimco Realty, Harvest Power Solar, American Paving & Masonry, Comfort Dental at Glen Cove and the Downtown Cafe. Free parking for Downtown Sounds is available at the nearby municipal garage. Be sure to bring your lawn chair with you. In the case of rain, the advertised acts will perform at the Wunsch Arts Center at Robert M. Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue.
The weekly music series has been in existence for 20 years. The Glen Cove BID started in 1997 as a way to bring people downtown. In the early years, the series was Jazz in the Square and has grown and evolved into a high-caliber music festival.