Chicken Head and Times Ten kick off the 2014 Glen Cove Downtown Sounds’ free outdoor concert series on Thursday, July 3, on the stage at Village Square in Glen Cove on Long Island’s historic North Shore Gold Coast.
The performance will run rain or shine, city officials said Thursday. It is the first of nine concerts, this one on a Thursday in deference to Independence Day, the rest on consecutive Fridays through Aug. 29
For more than 15 years Chicken Head has been playing its brand of rock and blues, with influences that range from the Allman Brothers Band to The Who. While influences are apparent in their music, so is their particular twists on what they play and the energy of a group that clearly loves performing live for people.
Times Ten is a band which covers many genres of music with a high energy rock twist. The band’s biggest influences are Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Van Halen, but their music ranges from the blues all the way through to modern alternative rock.
The free concerts are open air, at the Glen Cove Village Square, intersection of Glen and Bridge Streets. Shows are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. There is ample free parking in the adjacent municipal parking garages. In the case of rain, the advertised acts will perform at the nearby Wunsch Arts Center at R.M. Finley Middle School on Forest Avenue.
The Downtown Sounds Concert Series is presented by the City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District. This year’s presenting sponsors are: Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Garvies Point. Other sponsors include American Community Bank, North Shore-LIJ Glen Cove Hospital, North Coast Subaru, Avalon Bay Communities, Kimco Realty, The Downtown Café, and The Glen Cove Printery. The Restaurant Partner is The View Grill and Media Partner is The SUNY College at Old Westbury, OWWR Old Westbury Web Radio and OWTV Old Westbury Television. Host Joe Manfredi will be live streaming the concerts on