June 6, 2012
City Hall’s front lawn, Dilworth Plaza, is currently out of commission, with massive renovations taking place to transform the concourse into a high-quality civic space boasting fountains, greenery, artwork and an ice skating rink.
But that doesn’t mean that the City Hall interior courtyard isn’t accessible. And access it you can, thanks to the launch of Summer Concerts in the Courtyard, a new series of free events kicking off tonight, June 6.
The string of outdoor concerts starts off with a, well, bang as three different local percussion ensembles perform tonight from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
After that, there’s something in the summer line-up to suit every taste, whether you prefer gospel or hip-hop, ballet or big band jazz. You can RSVP for upcoming events by visiting the City Hall Presents website. Each concert takes place on a Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Organized by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, these events aim to bring a new vibrancy to the historic building and inspire citizens to become more active patrons of the arts.
Didn’t know City Hall was so interactive and cultural? Check out Mayor Nutter’s Philly 101 video to hear his take on our city’s historic main building.
City Hall Presents: Summer Concerts In The Courtyard
When: Wednesdays throughout the summer, kicking off June 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 1 Penn Square
More info: www.cityhallpresents.creativephl.org