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.

 

Friday, March 20, 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. Great food and staff. Fun place. See ya there.!!
View Event 390522
  FREE
Friday, April 10, 2020
Romilo's Restaurant and Bar,  Severna Park MD
7-11 PM - Great venue in Severna Park. Located at Robinson Crossing. Come and party with The Contenders. Bring your dancin' shoes. we'll make room.
View Event 394306
  NEW FREE DEBUT SHOW
Saturday, April 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. My bootheels are worn into the floor. Dan said it would be okay to shuffle a few high tops around for the dancers. 
View Event 390524
  FREE
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Olde Philadelphia Inn,  White Marsh MD
7-11 PM  - Beautiful venue in the White Marsh area. Great food and friendly staff. Terry gives his approval for dancing !! See ya there !!
View Event 393250
  FREE
Saturday, May 9, 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, so it's allowed !! See Ya !!
View Event 393008
  FREE
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. 
View Event 390525
  FREE
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.
View Event 390523
  FREE
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 !!
View Event 390526
  FREE OUTDOOR
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 !!
View Event 393009
  FREE