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:

OUTDOOR CONCERTS - AMBLER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

AMBLER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 16-17
Downtown Ambler

Butler Avenue becomes a feast for the eyes and ears each June during the Ambler Arts & Music Festival. Part art show and part concert marathon, the event showcases one of Montgomery County's most vibrant downtowns.

OUTDOOR CONCERTS - PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL

PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL

August 18-21
Old Pool Farm, Upper Salford

The four-day festival (August 17-20) presents both superstars and rising stars, headlined this year by Graham Nash, Taj Mo, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Old Pool Farm welcomes music fans, campers, crafters, vendors, jugglers, puppeteers, and tutors in an all-encompassing experience of a uniquely American art form.

 

OUTDOOR CONCERTS - ROCK YOUR LUNCH - KING OF PRUSSIA

ROCK YOUR LUNCH - KING OF PRUSSIA

Thursdays, June 8-29
Arkema, Inc., 
900 First Ave
King of Prussia

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free concerts on Thursdays in June starting June 9. 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 food from some of the area's best restaurants.

OUTDOOR CONCERTS - PIAZZA ON THE SQUARE

JENKINTOWN

Tuesday Nights Through August
Old York Rd & West Ave
Jenkintown

Jenkintown's Town Square is the place to be on Tuesday nights in summer. The annual summer concert series features free performances by area musicians from 7 to 9 p.m. 

OUTDOOR CONCERTS - GREEN LANE PARK

GREEN LANE PARK

Various Dates
2144 Snyder Rd
Green Lane

All performances take place on the grass in front of the amphitheater, which sits adjacent to the picturesque beauty of Knight Lake. The programs cover music in the country and rock-soul traditions with June 24 featuring the Southern Edge Band and August 6 featuring the Kategory 5 Band. July 9 brings live theater, as Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet takes the stage.

RELIGIOUS SITES - WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL

WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Wednesdays, July through August
Rt 23
Valley Forge

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 6 to August 31 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Carillon Bell

ST. THOMAS ' CARILLON

Tuesdays, July 5 - 26
St. Thomas' Church
Bethlehem Pk & Church Rd
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 beginning at 7 p.m.

OUTDOOR CONCERTS - ABINGTON ART CENTER

ABINGTON ART CENTER

Thursdays, June 22 - July 27
515 Meetinghouse Rd
Jenkintown

Abington Art Center presents its first annual World Music Series. The Thursday night concerts feature music from countries around the globe, including Hait, Nigeria, Colombia, Cuba and more for Thursday night concerts this summer.

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP

Thursdays, June through August
1030 Horsham Rd
Montgomeryville

Beginning June 22, the Montgomery Township Community Recreation Center plays host to its annual summer concert series. Concerts are held every Thursday night (excluding July 6) through August 17 and feature a range of musical genres, including rock, blues, jazz, orchestral and more.

WHITE'S ROAD PARK - LANSDALE

Tuesdays, May 30 - August 22
400 White's Road
Lansdale

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
3500 Masons Mill Rd
Huntingdon Valley

The 2017 Summer Concert Series at Masons Mill Park Concert Gazebo brings a world of music to Upper Moreland Township on Sunday nights from June 25 through August 13 (no July 2 show). Performers cover a range of styles, including classic rock, country, jazz and more.

*Ambler Arts & Music Festival photo credit R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia