Turn Up the Sound! Montgomery County Summer Concerts

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Montgomery County is a hotbed for live music year-round, and during the summer months, the party heads outside with a full outdoor summer concerts 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 59 1/2 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.

Phila folk fest

Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 19-22 2021
Spring Mountain Ski Slope
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.

World Music Summer Concert Series
Thursdays in July 2021
Abington Art Center
These events will take place on the grounds of Alverthorpe Manor, the home of Abington Art Center. Concerts will be presented both live on our beautiful outdoor stage and via live streaming on Facebook.

Music Festivals

Ukrainian Folk Festival
|Rescheduled for October 17th 2021
Postponed from August 22nd
12 – 8 pm
Ukrainian American Sport Center
Experience a day of entertainment and culture at the 30th annual Ukrainian Folk Festival. Enjoy amazing performances, including traditional Ukrainian folk music and modern pop.

Lansdale Festival Of The Arts
Sat July 17, 2021, at 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446
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.

Ardmore Music Festival
Saturday, August 21st
Ardmore Music Hall 
A free, multi-stage outdoor event, aimed at bringing thousands of people to town to create one big celebration day, while rerouting the Bike Race through Suburban Square and setting up the main entertainment stage in Suburban’s west lot (off Anderson).  Proceeds raised by the event will benefit Narberth Ambulance, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, while the ancillary benefits for all businesses and for the town of Ardmore will hopefully be enormous.

Wayne Music Festival
Saturday October 2nd, 2021
Wayne, Pa
The event attracts more than 10,000 people each year to enjoy a wide range of musical genres and artists from all over the country.  The Wayne music festival highlights local and regional acts, as well as over 75 local restaurants and vendors.

Summer Concerts

Outdoor Concert Series
When The Sun Goes Down…. The Music Turns Up In Whitemarsh!
7020 Camp Hill Road, Ft. Washington, PA 19034
All concerts start at 7:00PM Tuesday, July 6 –27, and are held rain or shine. Admission is free. 

St. Thomas’ Carillon at St. Thomas’ Church Whitemarsh, will again host another season of international summer concerts for the surrounding community. 

Live @ Town Center
June 4th- Sept 24th 2021
King of Prussia Town Center
The King of Prussia Town Center becomes a live music destination on Thursday evenings during with special Live @ Town Center programming.

Green Lane Park 2021 Concert Lineup
Green Lane Park Concert Series 2021
2298 Green Lane Road, Green Lane PA
6:00-8:00 pm
Green Lane Park has prepared quite a lineup of amazing artists ranging from Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans band to the Little Red Rooster Blues Band and many more to check out. These concerts take place on the second or third Sunday of every month during the summer! go check them out for some outdoor fun.

Normandy Farm Craft & ‘Que Series
Thursday, August 13th, 6-9pm 2021
Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
All-You-Can-Eat smokehouse buffet and seafood bars, live music under the stars, unlimited beer and wine… Attend one or all of Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center’s luxury BBQ events throughout the summer season.

Plymouth Township Performances In The Park
Wednesdays, June 26 – August 7
Community Center Park
The Plymouth Township Performances in the Park series features sunset movies and concerts at the Community Center Park amphitheater behind the Greater Plymouth Community Center. This year’s concert lineup includes Motown, soul, classic rock, and today’s biggest hits.

Montgomery Township Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, June 27 – August 26 2021
Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center
Thursday nights 7-8:15pm
1030 Horsham Rd
Beginning June 27, the Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center plays host to its annual Summer Concert Series. Concerts feature a range of musical genres, including rock, blues, doo-wop, and more.

Upper Moreland Parks And Recreation Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series
Sundays, June 30 – August 11
Masons Mill Park Concert Gazebo
The 2019 Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts 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.

Carillon Concerts
Every Wednesday, July 7th – August 25th 2021 at 7:30pm
Washington Memorial Chapel

Frank P. Law Summer Concert Series 2021
The beautiful sounds of the Washington Memorial Chapel carillon – played by a rotation of internationally acclaimed musicians. These summer concerts are free and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic dinner.

The Bassboards
The Bassboards come to Wentz Run Park on Thursday, August 12!
Free event for the whole family! Masks and social distancing required. This event is on a first come, first served basis, and the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to close attendance if maximum capacity is reached.

The Amish Outlaws
The Amish Outlaws come to Mermaid Lake Park on Thursday, July 15.
Free event for the whole family! Masks and social distancing required. This event is on a first come, first served basis, and the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to close attendance if maximum capacity is reached.

The Sofa Kings
The Sofa Kings come to Wentz Run Park on Thursday, June 24!
Free event for the whole family. Masks and social distancing are required. This event is on a first come, first-served basis, and the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to close attendance if maximum capacity is reached.

The Farmers Daughter Restaurant
Thursdays On The Terrace
Pop in, on a whim to the terrace, for outdoor dining, cocktails, and live music every Thursday night from 6-9PM. 

The Mann Center For The Performing Arts
Philadelphia
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 amphitheater with both reserved seats and a lawn for general admission

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