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09/13/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2023 10:04

Luis Garay Percussion World Will Headline Wheaton TGIF Encore Free Friday Fall Concert on Sept. 13

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Luis Garay Percussion World will headline the Wheaton TGIF Friday Encore fall concert series on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Marian Fryer Town Plaza, adjacent to the Wheaton Business Triangle and near the Wheaton Metro Station. The performance begins a month of Friday concerts that join in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

The event will feature live artist demonstrations and beverages from Twin Valley Distillers. The TGIF party will begin on the plaza at 5 p.m. with a DJ set followed by a live concert at 6 p.m. Parking is available in the building at 2425 Reedie Dr.

Luis Garay Percussion World has been entertaining audiences with its unique style for three decades. Its music is highlighted by the sounds of drums, congas, bongos, timbales, djembe, Marimba and steel drums. The high-energy ensemble specializes in rhythms of the Americas and Africa.

Luis Garay was born in Cordoba, Argentina, and studied at the Cordoba State Conservatory of Music. He continued his education at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., with advanced studies at the Escola de Musica de Brasilia in Brazil. His intense, yet organized, percussion arrangements highlight Garay's classical training.

The TGIF Encore lineup of outstanding music on Friday nights this fall will include:

  • Sept. 15: Luis Garay Percussion World
  • Sept. 22: Ocho de Bastos and Grupo ETNIA
  • Sept. 29: Quimbao
  • Oct. 6: Ocho de Bastos
  • Oct. 13: Verny Varela

For more information on the TGIF Encore concert series, go to

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Release ID: 23-393
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915