The 43rd annual Delaware County Summer Festival, featuring many local Delaware County performers and some of the best tribute bands on the East Coast, kicks off on Wednesday, June 14 at Rose Tree Park in Media.
This year, Glenolden native Audra McLaughlin from NBC’s The Voice will headline the June 29 show.
The free outdoor concert series is held every Wednesday through Sunday for nine weeks throughout the summer. This season’s concert series features 45 live performances at the outdoor amphitheater in Rose Tree Park, and offers residents the chance to enjoy a wide variety of free music with family and friends.
Opening night on June 14 will feature a performance by the Delaware County Symphony, performing “Rhapsody & Rapture,” a combination of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Also playing this summer are The Fabulous Greece Band, The Rose Tree Pops, Jimmy and the Parrots, and The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars.
“Delaware County Council is once again thrilled to offer this free outdoor concert series for our residents this summer,” said Councilman Dave White. “The 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 enjoy many of our talented local performers.”
Residents are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase during the concerts. Picnics are welcome; no alcohol or pets are permitted.
There are shows five nights a week, on Wednesday through Sunday evenings, from June 14 to Aug. 13. All performances begin at 7:30 PM, with the exception of two 10 AM morning concerts for children on June 21 and June 30. The final performance will take place on Sunday, Aug. 14 with a tribute to the music of Eric Clapton presented by The Core.
There are no rain dates in case of cancellations. A schedule is posted on the county web site at www.co.delaware.pa.us. Schedules are also available in Rose Tree Park, the Media Courthouse, and in the Delaware County libraries.
For more information, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (610) 891-4455.
Delaware County Council presents the Summer Festival with support from local sponsors, including PECO.
Click here for more information and a schedule.