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Montco, take advantage of these great local spots to catch some live music while enjoying the fantastic summer weather! There’s nothing better!!

 

MASONS MILL PARK – HUNTINGDON VALLEY

The 2015 Summer Concert Series at Masons Mill Park Concert Gazebo brings a world of music to Upper Moreland Township. Performers cover a range of styles, including classic rohvck, country, zydeco, big band, and even old-fashioned jug band music.

 

June 28: The Boogie Dogs… One of the area’s most popular classic rock bands! This energetic group plays hits from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Come out to hear some of your favorites!

July 12: Southern Edge… This versatile and popular band presents THE EVOLUTION OF COUNTRY MUSIC. From the back woods of Kentucky, through the Wild, Wild West to Downtown Nashville & beyond; they’ll be taking you on musical journey that’s gonna be a foot-stompin’ good time.

July 19: The John Clark Big Band… Featuring the fabulous vocal talent of Paula John, they recreate the swinging sounds of the Big Band era, performing classic songs made famous by artists such as Glenn Miller, Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, & Count Basie.

July 26: Full Circle… This trio of female vocalists sing tight, seamless harmonies. Their repertoire includes the music made famous by “girl groups” from the 40’s through today and genres such as pop and country.

August 2: Daisy Jug Band… They visually delight with mastery of kazoo, scrub-board, wash-tub, & garden hose! A great blend of harmonies & unique instrumentation add up to a fun night of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy!

August 9: Point Blank Band… Point Blank is a high energy 5 piece Motown/Oldies band, playing tunes from the 50’s & 60’s. They’re sure to have you singing and dancing the night away.

August 16: Zydeco-A-Go-Go… “Let The Good Times Roll!!” with the area’s premier Zydeco band. Creole Zydeco & Cajun 2-steps combine with funky New Orleans Rhythm & Blues & vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible music.

 

SKIPPACK VILLAGE

The small plot of land adjacent to Basta Pasta in Skippack Village jumps and jives with the sound of multiple bands and groups on various evenings in the warmer weather. Their soundtrack is the perfect accompaniment to a casual stroll through the shops, spas, boutiques, restaurants and galleries.

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board 

MEMORIAL PARK

Memorial Park in Pottstown is home to several community gatherings throughout the year, including the borough’s long-standing July 4 parade. Other opportunities for music fans include Community Days on  July 18 and August 15, and Wednesday night concerts on July 8 and 22.

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

WHITES ROAD PARK – LANSDALE

whitThe Lansdale Department of Parks & Recreation sponsors a series of Monday night concerts at Whites Road Park. The sounds of jazz, big band and rhythm orchestra take the sting out of returning to the workweek. The series runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

On behalf of the Lansdale Borough Council and our mayor we cordially invite the first time as well as the seasoned concert goer to the natural amphitheater in White’s Road Park for our free annual concert series program.
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The Tuesday evening program features a wide variety of music genres to satisfy the taste of our diverse listening audience. You will hear everything from classical to country performed by the finest bands in the Tri-State area. So bring along a blanket or lawn chair and join us in our annual celebration of live music.Bands interested in being considered for the series should email their information to the department.

LINE-UP

June 30th Real Diamond
July 7thSouthern Edge
July 14thRGM Project
July 21stBig Band from the Valley
July 28thCountdown to Ecstasy
August 4thIncendio
August 11thCity Rhythm Orchestra
August 18thAlmost Fab

PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL

Philadelphia Folk Festival Since its first staging in 1961, The Philadelphia Folk Festival has drawn upwards of 40,000 music fans to Schwenksville each August. Legendary folk artist Arlo Guthrie is headlining this year’s event, scheduled for August 13 through 16. Click for More Details

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

GREEN LANE PARK

Green Lane Park hosts a steady rotation of musicians in all genres all summer long in its onsite Amphitheater. The structure has been expertly designed to maximize a gentle rise in the landscape, meaning that audiences have great views, whether they are sitting upright in a lawn chair or relaxing in full stretch-out mode on a blanket.

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

ELMWOOD PARK

The Bandshell at Elmwood Park – at Sterigere Street and Harding Boulevard in Norristown – evokes a bygone era when concert space was the focal point of every small-town center square. Programs here reflect a very wide variety, from full orchestras to up-and-coming jazz combos. A yearly favorite is the “Montco Idol” competition, searching for the area’s newest music superstar.

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Beach Bumz (Beach Boys and beach songs) on June 28

Old School at noon, Allen Reynolds Band t 6:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk on July 4

Skitty School (a little bit of everything) on July 12

Gospel Concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 18

Southern Edge (Country/Southern Rock) on July 19

Flower Power (Classic Rock) on Aug. 2

Mark Reno (not just Elvis) on Aug. 9

Wheres’ Pete (’60s to today’s sounds) on Aug. 16

The Art of Worship Festival at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22

Sweet Loretta Fat (Beatles) on Aug. 23

Verdi Band on Aug. 30

Boogie Dogs on Sept. 6 

Music for Kids Sake from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Washington Memorial Chapel The Wednesday presentations at Washington Memorial Chapel each summer are unique for several reasons: One, the view is one of the most picturesque vistas in the entire county, the Grand Parade at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Two, the featured instrument is the carillon, an unusual series of pitched bells that take a special talent to master. Three, they often include interesting guest musicians like bagpipers or percussion bands. Four, they are always free.

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP

Each Thursday from June to August the Montgomery Township Building Gazebo, Montgomeryville, becomes a popular concert venue. Local bands, groups, vocalists and accompanists take the stage from 7 p.m. to about 8:15 p.m. or so, leaving plenty of time to stop at Swirled Peace in Chalfont for an ice cream treat on the way home.

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

 

ABINGTON ART CENTER

Abington Art Center Outdoor Concert The lawn of the Abington Art Center comes alive during the summer months with a six-week concert series. Dance to the sounds of jazz, funk, folk pop and Americana, and enjoy food from local vendors. Hatboro’s Crooked Eye Brewery will provide beer for sale at every concert.

Grab a blanket and bring your family and friends to enjoy summer evenings filled with great music on the Abington Art Center’s Susquehanna Bank Stage! Everyone is sure to have fun with dancing, kids activities, fresh popcorn, cool drinks, and concessions from a variety of food vendors.

Tickets are $5 per person – kids (12 and under) are free

Concerts run from 7-9pm and are rain or shine

Pick up a $25 Series Pass

2015 Summer Concert Series Line-up:

June 25th Smooth Edge Band | Funk R&B
Food VendorJust Jackie’s

July 2nd Edge Hill Rounders | Americana
Food VendorLepore-Ba-Q

July 9th Ensemble Novo | Brazilian
Food VendorBrazBQ

July 16th Trombo Piccolo | Soulful Rock/R&B
     Food VendorSum Pig
Dessert VendorSweet Box Cupcakes

July 30th Ryan Tennis Band | Folk Pop
(Postponed from June 18th)

Info courtesy of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

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