Released: June 21, 2021
The Delaware County Department of Parks & Recreation recently announced that Rose Tree Park’s beloved Summer Festival concert series will return.
The annual summer concerts in Rose Tree Park’s outdoor amphitheater began over four decades ago as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration and have become a popular local tradition for residents of all ages.
The nine-week concert season opens on Saturday, June 26, featuring several ensembles from the Delaware County Symphony, a community orchestra performing under Music Director Sebastian Grand.
Each evening features different entertainment, and fans will find a wide variety of genres throughout the summer, including Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, Big Band and more. There are also special concerts for children, theatrical rock tributes, and a night of ballet.
Concerts run on Wednesday through Sunday evenings. Show time is 7:30p.m. with two exceptions: The children’s shows by Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans Band (July 2) and the Singalong with Peter Moses (July 29) both take place at 10:00a.m.
In lieu of a printed brochure, this year’s concert schedule is available on the Summer Festival website: Delaware County Summer Festival in Rose Tree Park - Delaware County, Pennsylvania (delcopa.gov).
The schedule includes perennial favorites such as Chico’s Vibe (June 27), Robert Eric’s Piano Man Tribute (July 10) and The Fabulous Greaseband (August 5), plus a fun mix of styles such as the Latin Party Music of De Tierra Caliente (July 15), New Orleans Blues and Zydeco (July 31) and authentic Brazilian Bossa Nova (August 6).
“Rose Tree’s Summer Festival is a treasured Delco tradition that we know was sorely missed last year, and we are thrilled to bring it back,” said Marc Manfre, Director of the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Department. “Our staff members are just as excited as the fans who have been calling and emailing us.”
Manfre noted that a few modifications have been implemented this year out of an abundance of caution, such as the addition of hand sanitizing stations, an increase in the frequency of cleaning, and the elimination of concession stands.
As before, the audience should bring blankets and chairs for seating and may bring their own picnic provisions. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited. Leashed dogs are allowed in the outer viewing areas on the hilltops and must remain outside of “the bowl.”
“One of the exceptional programs that our Department of Parks & Recreation presents each year is the Summer Festival in Rose Tree Park,” said Delaware County Councilwoman Elaine Schaefer. “This truly is the best entertainment bargain in the whole region! These concerts feature some incredible acts and an absolutely beautiful setting to enjoy them.”
The Summer Festival runs from June 26 – August 22 and will be closed on July 3 and 4. Concerts are weather permitting; there are no rain dates. Admission and parking are free. Handicapped parking is available. For more information please call 610-891-4455 or visit: www.delcopa.gov