Free Concerts in Chester County and Beyond

The amphitheater at Rose Tree (Photo Credit: Delaware County Parks & Recreation)
The amphitheater at Rose Tree (Photo Credit: Delaware County Parks & Recreation)

By Jennifer Kim

The warmer weather may have folks itching to enjoy the outdoors. Check out some of these local summer concert series where you can kick back and listen to great music outdoors.

Don't forget to bring your own blanket or chair and maybe some bug spray.

Many of the following concert series are sponsored by local and county parks and recreation departments. Most concerts are free unless otherwise noted.

Marshall Square Park Summer Concert Series

Where: Marshall Square Park, West Chester

When: All concerts will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings. The dates of the concerts are as follows: July 18 (rain date July 25); August 15 (rain date August 22).

Lineup Schedule: John Grecia Band on July 18; and Lukens Band on August 15.

Summer Concert Series at Wilson Farm Park

Where: Wilson Farm Park, Chesterbrook

When: All concerts will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. through July 25. For rain dates, visit the township website here or call  610-408-3626.

Lineup Schedule: 2013 Tredyffrin Summer Concert Series lineup schedule.

Delaware County Summer Festival

Where: Rose Tree Park, Upper Providence

When: The summer concert series run from through Aug. 18; concerts start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. There will be no rain dates for the festival.

Lineup Schedule: Delaware County Summer Festival Lineup

Radnor Summer Concert Series

Concert 1: Clem Macrone Park on July 17, concert starts at 6:30 p.m., Mid Life Crisis performs (rain date July 18)

Concert 2: Bo Conner Park on August 7, concert starts at 6:30 p.m., performer TBD (rain date August 8)

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series

Where: Ludington Library Gazebo, Bryn Mawr

When: Every Saturday through August 3. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. All concerts will be held rain or shine.

Lineup Schedule: 2013 Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series lineup.

Price: Tickets are available here. A donation price of $12 is expected; children ages 16 and younger get in free.

Saturday Summer Concert Series

Where: Main Street, Manayunk

When: Every Saturday from July through August from noon to 5 p.m.

Lineup Schedule: Manayunk Saturday Summer Concert Series Performers

The 65th Annual Pastorius Park Free Summer Concert Series

Where: Pastorious Park, Chestnut Hill

When: Every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through July 31. If rain is in the forecast, please go to www.chestnuthill.org or call 215‐248‐8810 after 6 p.m. on the day of the concert to confirm. Rain date location will be held at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Cherokee Campus), Lower School Auditorium, 8000 Cherokee Street, Philadelphia PA 19118.

Lineup Schedule: Pastorious Park's 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup

Know of any other local summer concert series not on the list? Tells us in the comments.


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