The nine-person band is comprised of Montgomery County natives that travel around the mid-Atlantic region for different events, said Retrospect's band leader, Larry Elliott. Some of the band members are originally from Potomac and enjoy visiting their hometown to play again, Elliott added.
"We do Potomac Day because it's fun and we have a great time playing," Elliott said. "Depending on the weather the attendance can be up and down, but it is always a fun place to play."
The band has one male and two female lead vocalists, a three-piece rhythm section and a three-piece horn section that will perform at the 29th annual Potomac Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 23 sponsored by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce.
"Retrospect donates their time every year and they are always entertaining," said Director of operations for Potomac Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Matheson. "We are very lucky to have them again this year."
The band will play many different styles of music from the last 50 years during their free concert at Potomac Day. The variety of music appeals to more people and lets them have fun, Elliott said.
"We play something that pleases everyone," Elliott said. "We try to play a lot of different, fun music because we want people to know we are not just a mo-town band — we want to please all the people no matter what kind of music they like."
Potomac Day is a great place for the band to get extra exposure; however, the band does not usually book more events because of its participation in the event, Elliott added.
Retrospect will perform from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Potomac Promenade shopping center, at the intersection of River Road and Falls Road.