Concert series

Delaware County Summer Festival will kick off its 45th annual concert series Wednesday. — Submitted photo

Delaware County Council will kick off its free outdoor concert series Wednesday in Rose Tree Park.

The Delaware County Symphony will celebrate opening night of the 45th Annual Summer Festival by performing classical selections including works by Wagner, Verdi, Schumann and others.

“Delaware County is once again thrilled to offer this free outdoor concert series for our residents this summer,” said council Chairman John McBlain.

Throughout the summer, fans can listen to a variety of genres including big band, cajun, jazz, blues, rock, pop, bluegrass, R&B and reggae. The Sensational Soul Cruisers, the Fabulous Greaseband, the Rose Tree Pops, Jimmy and the Parrots, the Chester County Concert Band and an array of artists from the area are scheduled to perform.

“It’s also a great way for us to support and showcase our local talent,” McBlain said.

Supported by Destination Delco, Acme Markets, PECO, Wawa, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Tavola Restaurant and Bar, WSFS Bank, Monarch Staffing and White Horse Village, the Summer Festival is a “great way to enjoy a night with your family and friends in beautiful Rose Tree Park,” McBlain said.

The concert series runs five times a week on Wednesdays through Sundays in Upper Providence Township’s outdoor amphitheater in the picturesque park from June 12 to Aug. 11.

All concert performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with two exceptions: Peter Moses will perform at 10 a.m. on June 20, and concerts will be held at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on June 26.

Marc Manfre, director of the Delaware County Parks and Recreation Department, said “We are extremely fortunate to have this beautiful venue to showcase local talent.”

“We’re thrilled to provide our residents the opportunity to enjoy top-notch entertainment free of charge. It’s become a Delco tradition for thousands of families and we look forward to it each summer,” Manfre said.

For more information, contact the Delaware County Department of Parks and Recreation at (610) 891-4455 or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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