Cumberland Comes Alive on Friday night when Night Traveler will open for The Chinese Bandits at 6 pm at Historic City Center. The Chinese Bandits will take the Elements Wellness Spa& Fitness Center / Around the Back Family Chiropractic Stage at the corner of Liberty & Baltimore Streets at Historic City Center at 7 pm.
The Chinese Bandits formed in 1973. The original group included Charles Maddy, guitar and vocals; Greg Green, saxophone; Dick Mongold, bass guitar and vocals; Terry Workman, keyboards; and Paul Gallagher, percussion. Maddy, Mongold and Workman had played together since 1963 as the Envaders.
Based in Cumberland, the Chinese Bandits regularly perform in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virgina. The band plays rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the present.
The current lineup includes Ed Harvey, guitar and vocals; Marty Sine, drums and vocals; Terry Workman, keyboard and harmonica; and, Dick Mongold; bass and vocals, Bill Green; Saxophone.
The group offers an entertaining mix of great vocals, smooth harmonies and good dance music.
Over the years the Chinese Bandits has worked with such legends as Chubby Checker, Martha Reeves, Gary Lewis, Danny and the Juniors, Little Anthony, The Jordanaires, The Diamonds, The Coasters, The Drifters, Bobby Vee, Gary Puckett, BJ Thomas, Jay and the Americans, Tommy James and the Shondels, and many others.
On Saturday, July 4, at 4 pm at Historic City Center, The Masons will perform. They play foot-tappin' Americana-folksy blues with a little bit of traditional country and bluegrass just for fun!. This summer, in addition to the Friday night concerts, downtown will host live music every Saturday afternoon at 4 PM.
On Saturday evening at 7:30 pm, The Potomac Concert Band will take the Susquehanna Bank Stage at Canal Place. Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree who had previously been scheduled to perform at Canal Place cancelled. Canal Place makes for an ideal location to view the City of Cumberland fireworks display at 9:30 pm.
Cumberland Comes Alive is presented by Burgmeiers Hauling Inc. and is produced by the City of Cumberland, Downtown Development Commission. The Chinese Bandits performance is sponsored by First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union.
For more information contact the Downtown Development Commission at 301-724-3655 or visit www.downtowncumberland.com
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