Dave Collins and The Contenders

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Dave Collins, a mainstay on the Baltimore music scene, has fronted many outstanding bands from the 1960’s through to today.  His latest project, “The Contenders”, puts him back together with members of some of his more successful groups from the past.  Joining him are Stan Turk on guitar (from Secrets in the 1980’s) and Bart Arconti on drums (from the 1970’s bands Cathouse and Monopoly).  Providing bass is Gary Thompson who comes from many years gracing stages on the Washington D.C. music scene. “The Contenders” provide experience and chops and combine that with material culled primarily from the 1970’s and ‘80’s with a rockin' dance groove.


Saturday, July 11, 2020
Ye Olde Emerald Tavern,  Baltimore MD
9 PM - 1 AM   Back at The Emerald. -  A favorite place to play,  A lot of memories at this venue. Dan allows us to shuffle a few high tops around for the dancers. 
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Friday, July 31, 2020
Ashland Cafe,  Cockeysville MD
7-11 PM   Great venue on the York Rd. corridor. Come join The Contenders on the biggest dance floor around. See ya there.
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Friday, August 21, 2020
Racers' Cafe,  Parkville MD
6-9 PM   Parkville Concert Series. Racer's Backyard at Harford RD.& Taylor Ave. Fun Summer event. Come join The Contenders and dance in the yard. See Ya !!
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Saturday, December 26, 2020
The Bowman Restaurant & Pub,  Parkville MD
9 PM - 1 AM - Great venue in the Parkville- Carney neighborhood. Great place to dine and then catch the sounds of The Contenders. Lori said we can move some tables for the dancers !! See Ya !!
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