Pastorius Park Summer Concerts

Pastorius Park Concerts are synonymous with summer evenings in Chestnut Hill


The longest running free outdoor concert series in Philadelphia! Pastorius Park Summer Concerts take place for seven weeks, mid-June into the end of July, every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m*. Enjoy a lineup of bands drawn from many musical genres performing against the backdrop of one of Chestnut Hill's most majestic areas. This event brings together neighbors and families from Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities. 

The Chestnut Hill Community Association's Pastorius Park Concert Series is a beloved summer tradition that has been entertaining Philadelphians for over 70 years. The series was first established in 1949 and has since become a hallmark of the Chestnut Hill community, attracting residents and visitors alike with its free, outdoor concerts featuring a diverse range of musical genres.
The series takes place in Pastorius Park, a beautifully landscaped green space located in the heart of Chestnut Hill. The park is named after Francis Daniel Pastorius, an early German settler in Pennsylvania who founded Germantown, and features a pond, walking paths, and a large stage area that serves as the centerpiece of the concert series.
Each year, the Chestnut Hill Community Association puts together a lineup of talented musicians and bands to perform at the series, with styles ranging from classical to jazz to rock and roll. The concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in June and July, and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy while they listen to the music.
The Pastorius Park Concert Series is a testament to the power of community and the importance of preserving public spaces for the enjoyment of all. It provides a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together, share a love of music, and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. So mark your calendars, grab your friends and family, and head to Pastorius Park this summer for an unforgettable evening of music under the stars.

Ride the Train to Pastorius Park Concerts - Take the Chestnut Hill West Line to Highland Ave Station and walk 4 blks to the amphitheater. Or take the 23 Bus to Germantown and Hartwell.

Pastorius Park is 2 blocks west of Germantown Ave. on Millman Street. Street Parking is available nearby, please be respectful of driveways and lawns. Those who need assistance to reach the amphitheater should park on Millman St. (it is the closest parking to the amphitheater)

Thank you to our main sponsor:

Temple Health - Chestnut Hill Hospital


Pastorius Park is located off Millman Street & West Hartwell Lane (view map). 



How do I volunteer?
Volunteering is a Chestnut Hill tradition. The CHCA has many committees comprised of volunteers planning for our events and addressing a variety of community issues. We always welcome new volunteers! Another way to get involved is to run for a seat on the Board of Directors. Board members serve for 3-year terms and meet on the fourth Thursday of every month except December. You don’t need to be a member to join most of our committees. To volunteer, call 215-248-8810 or email

How can I sponsor an event?
The CHCA holds many events throughout the year, including the Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series, Movies Under the Stars, the Fall Frolic, the Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour, the Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade, and the Hoops Madness Basketball Tournament. We invite businesses and individuals to sponsor any or all of them. It’s a great way to increase your exposure with those who live and work in Chestnut Hill.

To discuss or secure any level of sponsorship contact Anne McNiff, CHCA Executive Director 215-248-8811,

Contact CHCA with any questions 215-248-8810 or