City of Gaithersburg’s ‘Singer Songwriter Series’ Presents ‘Cruz Contreras’ Tomorrow, Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm

Gaithersburg, Maryland’s Arts on the Green invites you to experience the music of Cruz Contreras on Saturday, October 22, 2016, as part of the City of Gaithersburg Singer Songwriter Concert Series presented by O’Hair Salon + Spa. Contreras will lead a workshop at 1 p.m. at Kentlands Mansion – 320 Kent Square Road, followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the adjacent Arts Barn – 311 Kent Square Road.

Tickets are $50 for the workshop and concert, $30 for the concert only.

Cruz Contreras. Photo courtesy of City of Gaithersburg Arts on the Green.

Cruz Contreras. Photo courtesy of City of Gaithersburg Arts on the Green.

Cruz Contreras performs Americana roots music, built on a foundation of traditional country, blues and folk. As front man of the Americana band, The Black Lillies, Contreras has laid a musical foundation by tracing the history of America’s highways and byways. He draws inspiration from myths and legends he’s encountered down the open road. “Stories are the biggest part of my life,” says Contreras. “It’s an honor and a responsibility to be out there performing and telling other people’s stories.”

Lauren Calve, a new energy to D.C.’s Americana scene, opens for Cruz Contreras. A Washington Area Music Association-nominated singer-songwriter, Calve is known for her strong, soulful vocal style and skillful acoustic and lap steel guitar playing.

Attendees are invited to come early and enjoy wine by the glass, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages in a bistro setting. The Arts Barn Pub is open one hour before the concert and during intermission.

The Singer Songwriter Series celebrates musicians who write, compose and sing their own original material. In addition to the concert experience, patrons can participate in special workshops with the artists for a unique insight into the world of the singer songwriter.

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Cruz Contreras performs one day only on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 7:30pm. He will also be leading a songwriting workshop at 1:00pm. For tickets call (301) 258-6394 or purchase them online.

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