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Live Nation Silver Spring Concert Venue Begins Construction

Looks like the Verizon Center, Jiffy Lube Live, and Merriweather Post Pavilion won’t be the only places to catch your favorite artists when they are in the D.C. Metro.

Local politicians participated in the ground breaking ceremony for Live Nation’s Silver Spring, Md. concert venue, “Fillmore Silver Spring.”

The music hall will be constructed off Fenton Street, near Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue. It will be open to the public in the fall of 2011.

The state of Maryland contributed $4 million to the project, but much of the remaining costs will be paid for by the public.

Efforts to get a live music hall in Silver Spring date several years, first with the county unsuccessfully trying to get Alexandria's Birchmere Music Hall to open a second venue in Silver Spring.

Calling All Silver Spring Lovers of Fashion!

Silver Spring’s second Street Glam Fashion Show will be held Saturday, August 21 from 4pm-9pm.

Remember to look your best as you preview the latest trends in fashion and the creative designs of local Maryland fashion designers.

Last year’s featured guest was designer and stylist Korto Momolu, a Project Runway favorite. 

Fashion show tickets are $75 while V.I.P tickets are $125.  For more information, please visit: http://www.dssfashionshow.com/

Fenton Street Market

This lively and fun market is held every Saturday from 9am to 3pm rain or shine!

Gaining popularity quickly, the Fenton Street Market has a wide range of one-of-a-kind eclectic artwork, jewelry, pottery, and more.

The crepes served are also a neighborhood morning favorite.

Come to the corner of Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue in downtown Silver Spring for live bands, trendy crafts, unique artwork, food and fun.


Have Fun at the 2010 Montgomery Country Fair and Help Feed the Hungry While Doing It

The 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair will be held in Gaithersburg, MD from August 13 to 21.

Choose from over 40 carnival rides; participate in BINGO, cake auctions, and dance contests; and eat as many funnel cakes and snow cones your stomach can handle.

General admission is $10.00 per person while children 11 and under are free.  Parking is $5.00 per vehicle.

And please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Countrywide Food Drive benefitting the Manna Food Center.  Your canned food donations will help provide food to neighbors in need.

For more information about the 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, please click: http://www.mcagfair.com/default.asp