OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS

Valley Forge & Montgomery County

Many are free. They're all kid-friendly. And their seating charts are taken from the comfy chair or blanket you bring from home. Take your pick of genres and styles and relax to the sounds of summer.

Here are some of the best places to catch an outdoor concert in Montco:

AMBLER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 14 - 15
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 14, on the Main Stage with an evening of concerts starting at 6 p.m. Then on Saturday, it's 12 hours of live music from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL

August 15 - 18
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 David Crosby & Friends, Margo Price, The Mavericks, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

ROCK YOUR LUNCH - KING OF PRUSSIA

Thursdays, June 6-27
Presented by King of Prussia District

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free concerts on Thursdays in June starting June 6. 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 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: ZYDECO-A-GO-GO

June 23
Green Lane Park

Enjoy an evening of music in the park. Come out to Green Lane Park’s free summer concert featuring Zydeco-a-Go-Go! Their music is a mix of Louisiana Cajun, Zydeco, and vintage New Orleans Rock & Roll. Their upbeat, happy sound appeals to all ages, toddlers through teens, mom and dad and grandparents, everybody. They’ve got that lively rhythm that makes you smile, makes you tap your feet, some people can’t help it, got to get up and dance! Their motto is: “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!” or “Let The Good Times Roll!” Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  All ages; free.

CARILLON CONCERTS

Wednesdays, July 3 - August 28
Washington Memorial Chapel
 

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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 3 to August 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. These concerts are free and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic dinner.

CARILLON CONCERTS

Tuesdays, July 2 - August 13
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.

WORLD MUSIC CONCERT SERIES

Thursdays, June 20 - July 25
Abington Art Center

Abington Art Center is excited to announce the 3rd Annual World Music Concert Series! Once again they are partnering with Andrew Frankel and Toyin Ajayi-Frankel, owners of Philadelphia’s Lucky Goat Coffee House, to bring World Music to the Philadelphia region. This summer AAC will be host to award-winning performers from around the globe as during five free outdoor concerts.

The concert series will run from mid-June through the end of July on Thursday evenings on the beautiful back lawn and amphitheater. The event is open and free to the public and guests are encouraged to come early and picnic on the lawn. Guests can bring their own food or enjoy selections from on-site food trucks and beverages from the beer and wine garden in the Pavilion.

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Thursdays, June 27 - August 22
Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center

Beginning June 27, the Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center plays host to its annual Summer Concert Series. Concerts are held every Thursday night through August 22 and feature a range of musical genres, including rock, blues, doo wop, and more.

WHITE'S ROAD PARK CONCERT SERIES

Tuesdays, May 28 - August 20
White's Road Park

The Lansdale Department of Parks & Recreation sponsors a series of Tuesday night concerts at White's 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 late-August.

UPPER MORELAND PARKS AND RECREATION SIZZLIN' SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Sundays, June 30 - August 11
Masons Mill Park Concert Gazebo

The 2019 Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series at Masons Mill Park Concert Gazebo brings a world of music to Upper Moreland Township on Sunday nights from June 30 through August 11. Performers cover a range of styles, including classic rock, country, jazz, and more.

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