By Joe Earle

Nowadays, they’re known simply as The Dam Band.

“That’s D-A-M. For the dam,” said Bill Chambers, who’s a guitarist in the band.

Originally, the band was called the Silver Lake Dam Band, said Chambers, who said the band was organized in 1998 by members of the Silver Lake community. Eventually, when folks got tired of that mouthful of a name, they shortened it to the Dam Band.

On Sept. 18, the band, which plays rock from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, will take to the stage once more to perform for its neighbors, said Chambers, who’s also a member of the Silver Lake Civic Association board.

The association is hosting its 13th annual fundraising concert. Proceeds from the show are used to make repairs to the Silver Lake dam and pay for maintenance of the 99-year-old lake.

The show, at the Brittany Club, 359 Breton Circle, is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with a magic show. Chambers said 300 to 500 people show up for the annual concert. Tickets cost $15 for Silver Lake association members and $20 for nonmembers, he said.