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Free concerts feature classic rock Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 capped by jazz on Aug. 11

The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce's Frederick Road Fridays series of free concerts continues Aug. 9 with an appearance by Against the Grain.

The band features a mixture of modern rock tunes mixed with classic rock hits.

Concert is 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the parking lot at the Mews on Mellor Avenue. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs for seating.

Heavy Seas beer from the microbrewery in nearby Halethorpe and other beverages will be served by the chamber and members of local nonprofit organizations each Friday evening.

Proceeds from the Aug. 2 concession sales benefit the Touching Lives with Comfort Foundation. The charity seeks to provide comfort to critically ill children and their families

For information about the concert series, go to http://www.catonsville.org.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, the Second Chance Band will perform a selection of classic rock 4-7 p.m. on the Selma Avenue parking lot, 5200 Selma Ave., in Arbutus.

The concert is part of the Arbutus Business and Professional Association's first season of summer concerts.

No admission charge. Beer, wine, soda and water will be available for purchase.

Bring lawn chairs for seats.

For information, go to http://www.arbutus.org.

On Saturday evening at the Lurman Woodland Theatre in Catonsville, Totally Confused will take the outdoor stage to perform classic rock, blues, Motown and swing melodies.

The band features a horn section centered around trumpet and saxophone and its tunes are sure to get guests up and dancing.

The 6-8 p.m. concert in the unique wooded setting is free.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, the all-volunteer Columbia Jazz Band will perform.

Formed to provide non-professional musicians an opportunity to play for live audiences, the band will play a variety of styles within the jazz genre 6-8 p.m.

The five-piece band plays a mixture of traditional and contemporary bluegrass tunes.

Fans should bring chairs or blankets to the natural amphitheater on the campus of Catonsville High School, off Hilltop Road and Bloomsbury Avenue. Bench seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food and drinks available for purchase. No alcohol, grills or pets.

For information, go to http://www.lurman.wordpress.com.

Elizabeth Cahn contributed to this article.

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