July 17, 2012
Philadelphia’s giving you more and more reasons to get out and enjoy some great live music.
To wit, we’ve got another great summer concert series to put on your radar.
On Friday, July 20, Morris Arboretum’s annual summer concert series kicks off with a performance by local Brazilian jazz band Arpeggio.
Then on July 27, get your swing dancing shoes on for The Tony “Stickman” Wyatt Quintet.
The theme for July’s performances are Jazz it Up and will feature free beer tastings from 6-7 p.m., compliments of nearby Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill.
The fun continues in August with the XPN Kids Corner series. On August 3, The Plants will play selections from their album Sprouting Out. On August 10, The Suzi Shelton Band comes all the way from Brooklyn for an enjoyable night for both parents and kids alike.
Before the concerts from 5:30-6:30 p.m., kids can explore the Maya world with staff members from the Penn Museum.
New this year: concert admission will be charged on a per car basis instead of an individual admission fee. Member cars cost $20 and non-member cars cost $40. Carpooling is encouraged. Bring friends and family for more bang for your buck!
The Morris Arboretum is the perfect spot to spend a quiet summer evening. All of these concerts will be held in the garden’s beautiful Azalea Meadow. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget to pack a picnic.
Friday Night Concert Series at Morris Arboretum
When: Fridays, July 20 and 27, 7 p.m.; Fridays, August 3 and 10, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Morris Arboretum (100 E. Northwestern Avenue)
Cost: $20 per member car; $40 per non-member car
More info: www.morrisarboretum.org