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Outdoor Summer Concerts Around the Main Line

Live music just sounds better in the open air. All season long, these outdoor concerts strike a high note in your family's calendar.

Aaron Goodvin and Dylan Zangwill

A balmy summer afternoon or evening can only be improved by live music, toes in the grass, favorite snacks in hand, and friends and family nearby to share in the experience. This summer keep your dance card filled with family-friendly outdoor concerts and performances.

Bluegrass & Blueberries

July 8 and 9, 2023, from 11 am–5 pm
Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope

Bluegrass players at Peddler’s Village in New Hope

This summer, Peddler’s Village will be hosting a bluegrass and blueberries weekend July 8th and 9th! Stroll the Village while you enjoy live bluegrass and country music, and family activities. Then savor blueberry food and drink specials at our restaurants and eateries.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

The Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr

The view from the Bryn Mawr Gazebo during Twilight Concerts

This outdoor concert series begins on Friday, June 11 and runs through Friday, September 8. Shows take place on a weekend evening throughout the summer and typically open at 6 pm, with showtimes at 7 pm. New for the 2023 season, beer and other beverages will be available for on-site purchase. See the full schedule for dates and ticket information. All ages are welcome and for most shows, kids 12 and younger are free (see schedule for exceptions).

Delaware County Rose Tree Summer Festival

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

The amphitheater at the Rose Tree Summer Festival

Free concerts in Rose Tree Park’s scenic outdoor amphitheater have been a popular Delco tradition for more than four decades! Take in top-notch entertainment of all kinds, from Classical to Cajun, Motown to Broadway, Doo Wop to Rock & Pop, tribute shows and everything in between. Showtimes is 7:30 pm on Wednesday through Sunday evenings, unless otherwise noted. The Rose Tree Summer Festival schedule kicks off with the DelCo Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, and runs through late-August, 2023. This is a smoke-free and alcohol-free venue.

Eagleview Town Center Summer Concert Series

565 Wellington Square, Exton

Eagleview Town Center brings great live talent to the Summer Concert Series. 

For 22 summers, Eagleview Town Center has put on some of the best shows in town! Come see awesome talent at their summer concert series, every other Tuesday, from 7 pm–9 pm during the months of June, July and August of each year. Each concert is free to attend and open to the public. Alcohol is permitted at the Town Center events for those over the age of 21.

Elmwood Park Zoo Summer Entertainment Series

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

Live entertainment happens every weekend this summer at the Elmwood Park Zoo.

Cue the music! Join the Elmwood Park Zoo every weekend throughout the summer for live entertainment as various talented performers take the stage! Their lineup includes all types of entertainment — enjoy musicians, young actors, magicians, and more!

All performances will take place on Saturdays and one Friday, from 12 pm to 3 pm, on the stage located next to the bison feeding deck and across from Zoo Brew Beer Garden.

Kimberton Park Summer Concert Series

2202 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville

A relaxing summer evening at the Summer Concert Series in Kimberton Park

Bring your blanket or chairs to Kimberton Park and groove along to the music during the Summer Concert Series beginning June 15, 2023. This annual concert series features a live performance once a month in June, July and August. Organized by East Pikeland Township and sponsored by local businesses, these concerts are free and take place at the Kimberton Park Amphitheater. A different food truck will be on hand with tasty food options each month.

Live Music at King of Prussia Town Center

155 Village Drive, Suite 100, King of Prussia

Enjoy music and other family fun on Thursdays from 6–8 pm at the Town Center (in front of Davio’s). The outdoor concert series schedule runs from May until October, 2023.

Music at Marshall Free Concerts

Marshall Square Park Gazebo, 200 Marshall Street, West Chester

The Music at Marshall series continues this year with a four concerts this summer, beginning on June 15, 2023. Check the Facebook page for more dates. Food trucks arrive at 5 pm and performances begin at 6:30 pm. Admission is free.

Narberth Concerts in the Park

Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth

Get those lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets ready because the free, Wednesday evening Concerts in the Park are back beginning June 7! Shows begin at 7 pm. The concerts happen weekly through August 2, 2023.

Plymouth Township Performances In The Park

GPCC Park Amphitheater, 2903 Walton Road, Plymouth Meeting

Live music in the Greater Plymouth Community Center Park Amphitheater

The free, weekly summer performances at the GPCC Park Amphitheater alternate between movies and concerts. Performances take place on Wednesday evenings (and one Tuesday) beginning June 14 through August 1, 2023. There will be Chick-Fil-A food and The Kona Ice treats available for purchase, as well as popcorn, candy, and drinks.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Merwood Park, 2498 Linden Drive, Havertown

The Haverford Township Free Library’s Sounds of Summer concert series is back again this year! Bring a blanket or chair and come listen to the music under the trees at Merwood Park. These free, family-friendly concerts are happening once a month in June, July, and August, 2023. Shows begin at 7:30 pm.

Live Entertainment Fridays

Suburban Square, Anderson & Coulter Avenues, Ardmore

Celebrate the return of longer days and warmer nights while shopping and dining at Suburban Square. Enjoy live entertainment in partnership with Ardmore Music Hall as well as strolling performers throughout the Square every Friday afternoon/evening from 3–6 pm.

Whitpain Township Summer Concert & Movie Series

Wentz Run Park Gazebo or Mermaid Park, Blue Bell

Bring your blankets, family and friends and join Whitpain Township Parks & Recreation for outdoor concerts and movies this summer season. Beginning June 20 and running through August 15, 2023, the schedule rotates between drive-in style movie showings and outdoor concerts. Movies begin at 8 pm and concerts begin at 7 pm. Most events are held at Wentz Run Park Gazebo, with one concert at Mermaid Lake Park. See the series webpage for schedule details.

Wilson Farm Park Summer Concert Series

Shire Pavilion, Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne

The 2023 concert series is on for this summer! Catch the performances on Thursday evenings in June and July starting at 7 pm. There will also be a concert on Thursday, September 7. What’s more, there will be craft beer available for purchase at each event. Nothing Bundt Cakes will also be on site for some of the dates. Find the full lineup on their website. All concerts are free to the public.

Lead photograph courtesy of Eagleview Town Center. Article updated by Beth Gilbert-Crowell. Karen Barbuscia contributed to the original version of this article.

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org