OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS
Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA
Montgomery County is a hotbed for live music year-round, and during the summer months, the party heads outside with a full outdoor summer concert schedule. Montco's outdoor concert season is highlighted by the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the longest continually run outdoor music festival in North America. This three-day celebration of folk music that is now in its 57th year.
But there is great live music throughout the summer. Check out our list below and make plans to catch a show during your #MakeItMontco getaway.
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL
August 16 - 19
Old Pool Farm, Upper Salford Township
The annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, is the longest, continuously running outdoor music fest in North America. Fest brings some of the leading names in folk music to Montgomery County for three days each August. This year's headline performers include Wynonna & The Big Noise, Patty Griffin, and Valerie June. Also appearing is actor Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band.
WORLD MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
AMBLER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 15 - 16
Ambler Main Street
Ambler's Butler Avenue becomes Montco's largest outdoor concert venue during the two-day Ambler Arts & Music Festival. The music starts Friday, June 15, on the Main Stage with an evening of concerts starting at 6 p.m. Then on Sunday, it's 12 hours of live music from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year's event is headlined by The Trammps, the Grammy-winning R&B act best known for their hit song "Disco Inferno."
Now in its second year, SunnyFest is a family-friendly outdoor music festival held on the grounds of the historic Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown. The day includes live music from 12 noon to 9 p.m., great food, and lawn games for adults and kids. And, in the event of rain, the party moves indoors into the spacious ballroom.
LANSDALE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Memorial Park, Lansdale
The annual Lansdale Festival of the Arts brings some of the area's top artisans and crafters to the borough for a juried art show. The day also includes live jazz music, great food, and door prizes for event-goers.
UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL
Ukrainian American Sport Center
Experience a day of entertainment and culture at the 27th annual Ukrainian Folk Festival. Enjoy amazing performances, including traditional Ukrainian folk music and modern pop.
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES
ROCK YOUR LUNCH - KING OF PRUSSIA
Thursdays, June 7 - 28
Presented by King of Prussia District
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free concerts on Thursdays in June starting June 7. Rock Your Lunch concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn along First Ave and feature music from some of the area's best bands and free food samples from some of the area's best restaurants.
GREEN LANE PARK
May - September
Green Lane Park
The ampitheater at Green Lane Park is one of the best outdoor venues in Montgomery County, and from May to September, it hosts concerts and events that span genres. Catch local rockers the Southern Edge Band on June 23 and the Kategory 5 Band on August 5. July 15 brings live theater, as The Complete History of America (Abridged) takes the stage.
Wednesdays, July through August
Washington Memorial Chapel
The beautiful sounds of the Washington Memorial Chapel carillon - played by a rotation of internationally acclaimed musicians - fill the summer air every Wednesday from July 4 to August 29 starting at 7:30 p.m. These concerts are free and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic dinner.
Tuesdays, July 3 - August 14
St. Thomas' Church, Fort Washington
For more than 35 years, St. Thomas' Church in Fort Washington has been spreading music across the community during its summer carillon concerts. These free concerts are held every Tuesday in July and into August beginning at 7 p.m.
Thursdays, June through August
Beginning June 21, the Montgomery Township Community Recreation Center plays host to its annual summer concert series. Concerts are held every Thursday night (excluding July 5) through August 16 and feature a range of musical genres, including rock, blues, doo wop, and more.
LIVE @ TOWN CENTER
May - August
King of Prussia Town Center
The King of Prussia Town Center becomes a live music destination on select dates during the summer. This summer's lineup includes Rad & Kell (June 14), Aaron Parnell Brown (July 12), and Barefoot Bobby and the Breakers (August 9).
CRAFT & 'QUE
May - August
Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
Normandy Farm is taking guests back in time during the 2018 Craft & 'Cue Series. The summer events include an outdoor barbecue with live music and craft beers, wines, spirits. This year each of the events are themed to the decades: Come out for the 1969 Rock & Beer Tasting, 1959 Jazz & Wine Tasting, and the 1920 Roaring Grand Finale & Spirits Tasting.
WHITE'S ROAD PARK - LANSDALE
Tuesdays, May 30 - August 22
The Lansdale Department of Parks & Recreation sponsors a series of Tuesday 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 through mid-August.
MASONS MILL PARK - UPPER MORELAND
Sundays, June 25 - August 13
The 2018 Summer Concert Series at Masons Mill Park Concert Gazebo brings a world of music to Upper Moreland Township on Sunday nights from June 24 through August 12 (no July 1 show). Performers cover a range of styles, including classic rock, country, jazz and more.
June - August
Greater Plymouth Community Center
The Plymouth Township Performances in the Park Series features sunset movies and concerts at the Greater Plymouth Community Center. This year's concert lineup includes Motown, soul, classic rock, and today's biggest hits.
THE MANN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Located just across the Montgomery County border in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts is one of the region's premier concert venues. The Mann is an indoor-outdoor ampitheater with both reserved seats and a lawn for general admission.