By Alina Spezio, Digital Content Associate

Join your friends and neighbors for summer nights filled with live music, fresh air, and the beautiful scenery of Philly’s parks and playgrounds. Musicians playing jazz, rock, hip hop, folk, children’s music, and more will perform at various parks and recreation centers across the city. Bring a blanket or a chair to relax, or get ready to dance the night away!

Please note:

  • Click on the event name for more information, if available.
  • Be sure to check the links provided for weather-related cancellations or rain dates.
  • Concerts are free unless otherwise noted.

2019 Concerts

Bardascino Park: Music in the Park

Where: Bardascino Park (10th St. & Carpenter St., 19147)
When: June 18 and June 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Who: Friends of Bardascino Park

Brewerytown Community Garden: Concert Series

Where: Brewerytown Community Garden (Master St. & N. 27th St., 19121)
When: June 15, July 20, August 10 at 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Campbell Square: Polish American String Band

Where: Campbell Square (2525 E Allegheny Ave., 19134)
When: July 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Campbell Square

Cedar Park: Jazz Series

Where: Cedar Park (49th St. & Baltimore St., 19143)
When: Fridays, June 14-July 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Who: Presented by Cedar Park Neighbors

Cianfrani Park: Fridays in June Concert Series

Where: Cianfrani Park (8th & Fitzwater Sts., 19147)
When: Fridays June 7 – 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Cianfrani Park

Clark Park: Music & Art Festival

Where: Clark Park (43d St. & Baltimore Ave., 19104)
When: June 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Clark Park

Dickinson Square: Summer Festival

Where: Dickinson Square (515 Tasker St., 19148)
When: July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Dickinson Square Park

Fairhill Square: The Diaspora Drum Exchange

Where: Fairhill Square, 400 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, 19133
When: July 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Who: Presented by AfroTaino and the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (part of the Performances in Public Spaces series)

Fisher Park: Jazz on the Green

Where: Fisher Park (571 W. Spencer St., 19120)
When: June 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Who: Brought to you by Olney Culture Lab

Gold Star Park: Summer Concert Series

Where: Gold Star Park (625 Wharton St., 19147)
When: June 20 and July 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Gold Star Park

Gorgas Park: Summer Concert Series

Where: Gorgas Park (6300 Ridge Ave., 19128)
When:  June 27-September 11 (various dates and times)
Who: Presented by Friends of Gorgas Park

Hawthorne Park: Jazz concerts

Where: Hawthorne Park (12th St. & Catharine St., 19147)
When:  June 20, July 18, August 15 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Hawthorne Park and Jazz Bridge

Julian Abele Park: Music & Mist Summer Concert Series

Where: Julian Abele Park (22nd St. & Carpenter St., 19146)
When: Fridays, June 14-August 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Julian Abele Park

Kahn Park: Summer Concert Series

Where: Louis I. Kahn Park (328 S 11th St., 19107)
When: June 19, July 17, August 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Louis I. Kahn Park

Malcolm X Park: West Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Series

Where: Malcolm X Park (52nd St. & Pine St., 19143)
When: June 20, July 7, July 18, August 1, August 15, August 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Who: Presented by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Friends of Malcolm X Park.

     Malcolm X Park also hosts Flashback Fridays every Friday, August 16–September 27 from 5 p.m.–9 p.m.

Morris Estate: Jazz Funk and Soul with DJ Gary O!

Where: Morris Estate (1610 W. Chelten Ave., 19126)
When: Tuesdays, July 9 through August 13, at 6-9 p.m.
Who: 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass

Pastorius Park: 71st Annual Concert Series

Where: Pastorius Park Chestnut Hill (200 W Hartwell Lane, 19118)
When: Wednesdays, June 19–July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Who: Concerts are supported by the Chestnut Hill Community Association and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Penn Treaty Park: Freedom Rocks Concert

Where: Penn Treaty Park (1341 N Delaware Av., 19125)
When: June 29 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Penn Treaty Park

Pennypack Park: Pennypack Music Festival

Where: Pennypack Park (3300 Welsh Rd., 19136)
When: Wednesdays, May 30–September 5 at 7 p.m.
Who: Presented by Friends of Pennypack Park

Powers Park: Make Music Philly

Where: Powers Park (2965 Almond St., 19134)
When: June 21 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seger Park: Woofstock Concert Series

Where: Seger Park (1020 Lombard St.)
When: Tuesdays, June-September from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Who: Hosted by Seger Park Dog Owner’s Association

Vernon Park: Oldies in the Park

Where: Vernon Park (5800 Germantown Ave, 19144)
When: Wednesdays, July 10 – August 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Who: 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass

Vernon Park: People’s Poetry and Jazz Festival

Where: Vernon Park (5800 Germantown Ave, 19144)
When: August 17, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Who: Friends of Vernon Park

Concert Venues

East Fairmount Park: The Dell Music Center

(2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr., 19132)
The Dell Music Center, located in scenic East Fairmount Park, is Philadelphia’s premier outdoor entertainment venue, offering musical entertainment, family-oriented activities, and creative learning.

West Fairmount Park: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

(5201 Parkside Ave., 19131)
The Mann Center serves more than 180,000 patrons annually, presenting diverse musical genres including classical, pops, jazz, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, indie, and country.

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