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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.
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 2023 Pastorius Park Concert Sponsors!
Pastorius Park is located off Millman Street & West Hartwell Lane (view map).
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