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Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon

Jul 22, 2011 04:33PM ● By Anonymous

Strathmore and Bandhouse Gigs Present TRIBUTE TO SIMON & GARFUNKEL AND PAUL SIMON. Strathmore and Bandhouse Gigs will convene 60 of the Washington, D.C.-area’s most recognized musicians to celebrate a dynamic songwriting and performing career that has spanned more than five decades with Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center. The concert is a compilation of Paul Simon’s most popular singles, ageless hits and enduring lyrics as a solo artist as well as with the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Strathmore’s annual tribute concert has become an anticipated tradition highlighting icons of popular music, and is an extension of the art center’s commitment to support local musicians. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Simon’s distinguished career began when he started performing with schoolmate Art Garfunkel, scoring their first hit under the name Tom & Jerry in the winter of 1957-58 with “Hey Schoolgirl.” They debuted as the formidable Simon & Garfunkel in 1965. Simon has been the recipient of 12 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award and three albums of the year with “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland.” The Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award, Time Magazine's “100 People Who Shape Our World” and the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Simon’s song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture The Graduate was named in the top 10 of The American Film Institute's 100 Years…100 Songs. He also experimented with songwriting styles; his 1986 album, Graceland, brought worldwide attention to the music of South Africa and the country’s people. The follow up The Rhythm of the Saints album incorporated Brazilian influences.

Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon will feature notable local musicians from a variety of genres including Eric Brace, Deanna Bogart, Chopteeth Afro-Funk Big Band, LEA, Ed O’Connell, Julia Nixon, Deep River and former Strathmore Artists in Residence Margot MacDonald, The Sweater Set, Luke Brindley, Victoria Vox and Ted Garber performing faithful renditions of songs sure to resonate with fans and casual listeners alike. Audience members will hear unmistakably familiar hits such as “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes,” “Ms. Robinson,” “You Can Call Me Al,” “Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” that follow the trajectory of this treasured songwriter.

About Strathmore Strathmore is an established arts presenter and cultural destination that nurtures art, artists and community through creative and diverse programming of the highest quality, and is home to the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, one half-mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. For those attending a ticketed performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, parking in the Metro garage is complimentary with your ticket.


Strathmore is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Strathmore is also supported in part by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Strathmore and Bandhouse Gigs Present
Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon
Thursday, August 25
7:30 p.m.
Produced by Bandhouse Gigs
Tickets: $25 (Stars Price $22.50)

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

Contact: Michael Fila
(301) 581-5194