Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nathan Foley & Midnight Sun perform on Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza, Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7 to 9 pm. Free!

Please join us for another exciting Plaza Evening performance, Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7 to 9 pm, on Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza. Tonight, we welcome the band "Midnight Sun" to the Plaza Stage. The performance is free!

"Midnight Son" features guitarist, Nathan Foley, from Montgomery Blair High School, who performs with a 4 piece jazz funk band. Nathan, age 16, is the only person in Apollo Theater history to win 8 consecutive 1st place victories (2010 Apollo Champion in the adult division and 2008 Champion in the children's division).

Read more about Nathan Foley in a November 2010 Washington Post Article.

"Contestants primp at mirrors in the Green Room, warble harmonies in the corridor. A 32-year-old female poet from Harlem, dressed like Michael Jackson, twitches and twirls. A dance troupe from Japan does impossible contortions. A 25-year-old music graduate student from London lugs in her cello.

Trying to hear himself in the rising din, a thin young man in black slacks and a black T-shirt restlessly picks staccato scales on his unplugged electric guitar. His iridescent gray sport coat hangs nearby. His black fedora is on the floor beside his guitar case.

He is Nathan Foley, 16, of Rockville, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School.

Foley has been making history at the Apollo. He has finished first on Amateur Night seven straight times over two years. This has never been done in the theater's 76-year history, according to producers and resident historian Billy Mitchell.

On this October Wednesday, Foley's eighth appearance, he is competing for "Super Top Dog," the best of the best of 2010. First prize is $10,000. There is no second prize.

"If I have the resources after tonight, I'm definitely getting a new guitar," Foley says to his guitar teacher, Eric Ulreich of the Levine School of Music.

Foley pays for all his equipment out of savings from infrequent gigs. But for Foley, it's not all about the money. The Apollo is not an end; it is a hallowed gateway to a seemingly limitless future..."

See "The Apollo Kid" Nathan Foley and Midnight Sun tonight on Silver Spring's Veterans Plaza, from 7 to 9 pm!!!!

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