Delaware County’s free concert series kicks off June 12
The 45th annual Delaware County Summer Festival concert series in Rose Tree Park will kick off on Wednesday, June 12, with a performance by the Delaware County Symphony. Members of the symphony will help celebrate opening night with a variety of classical selections, including works by Wagner, Verdi, Schuman, and more.
The annual Summer Festival is a free outdoor concert series which runs five times a week for nine weeks throughout the summer, on Wednesdays through Sundays from June 12 to August 11.
“Delaware County is once again thrilled to offer this free outdoor concert series for our residents this summer,” said Delaware County Council Chairman John McBlain. “Delco’s Summer Festival is a great way to enjoy a night with your family and friends in beautiful Rose Tree Park. It’s also a great way for us to support and showcase our local talent.”
This summer’s concert series will feature an array of musical talent with performances by The Fabulous Greaseband, The Rose Tree Pops, Jimmy and the Parrots, The Sensational Soul Cruisers and many more. Fans of all styles of music will find a wide variety of genres throughout the summer, including Big Band, Cajun, jazz, blues, rock, pop, bluegrass, R&B, reggae and more.
“We are extremely fortunate to have this beautiful venue to showcase local talent,” said Marc Manfre, Director Delaware County’s Parks and Recreation Department. “We’re thrilled to provide our residents the opportunity to enjoy top-notch entertainment free of charge. It’s become a Delco tradition for thousands of families and we look forward to it each summer.”
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with two exceptions. Peter Moses will perform at 10:00 a.m. on June 20. A 10:00 a.m. and a 7:30 p.m. concert will be held on June 26. Steve Pullara will perform in the morning and the Chester County Concert Band will perform in the evening. The amphitheater will be closed for the fourth of July holiday.
Residents are advised to bring blankets and chairs for seating. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase during the concerts. Outside food and drinks are also permitted. Alcohol is prohibited. Pets must remain outside the amphitheater. Smoking is prohibited in the amphitheater area. There are no rain dates in case of weather cancellations. Weather cancellations will be posted on the County’s social media:
Residents can also call the Department of Parks and Recreation: 610-891-4455.
The Summer Festival is presented by Delaware County Council with support from local sponsors, including Destination Delco, Acme Markets, PECO, Wawa, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Tavola Restaurant and Bar, WSFS Bank, Monarch Staffing, and White Horse Village.
Schedule brochures are available in Rose Tree Park, the Media Courthouse Complex, and Delaware County libraries. A downloadable and printable schedule can be found here: www.delcopa.gov/departments/parks/summerfestival.html
For more information, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation: 610-891-4455.