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Come out to Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring every Wednesday this summer to see local youth performances.

Tonight, see The Red Line Quintet from 7 to 9 p.m. The jazz, funk and fusion combo began at nearby Montgomery Blair High School, but has grown into an independent student-run group with musicians from four local schools. The band is composed of trumpet player Kathryn Waychoff, saxophonist Adam Maisto, guitarist Conor Hearn, bassist Jamie Sandel and drummer Tim Glenshaw.

Stop by from 7 to 9 p.m. July 25 for Nate Foley & FLLD, 17, a soul guitarist who began playing by ear at age 7. He was voted 2011 “New Artist of the Year” by the Washington Area Music Association. In March he completed his artist in residency at Strathmore. He has won eight consecutive Amateur Night Competitions at Apollo Theater.

A graduate of Montgomery Blair High School, Foley will attend Belmont University in Nashville to study music in the fall. He will play with keyboardist Jonathan Lieder, a senior at Albert Einstein High School in Wheaton, drummer Miles Lieder, a senior at Wheaton High School, and bassist Sean Dunnevant, a sophomore at Montgomery College.

If you know of a youth performance group that would like to showcase their work, contact SSTCi Executive Director Lisa Martin at lisa@silverspringtowncenter.com or 240-595-8818.