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June 24, 2013

University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues This Weekend With The Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra, Saturday, June 29

University City District, University of Pennsylvania and The Rotunda team up to present the second installment of the 40th Street Summer Series concerts. (Photo by Ben Tran for University City District)

Music fans have little occasion to miss out on cool concerts with the scores of free tunes on tap throughout the summer.

One of more than 15 recurring outdoor concert series, the 40th Street Summer Series concerts bring merry music to University City with a lineup of free shows through September.

After a rocking series opening concert with Brooklyn Qawwali Party in May, the monthly series continues this Saturday, June 29, with the Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra, a 12-piece ensemble that interprets the music of the 20s and 30s on multiple, harmonized ukuleles.

The free concert also includes festive activities and entertainment for both kids and adults like fire artists, face painting, jugglers, balloon art and more.

Plus, be on the look out for complimentary (first come, first served) Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and pretzels to be handed out during the performance.

All concerts take place on the green behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut streets, begin at 6 p.m. and are totally free.

Additional upcoming concerts include The Heavens Atheist Gospel on July 27, Spaceship Aloha on August 31 and Millennial Territory Orchestra on September 28.

2013 40th Street Summer Series
When: Saturdays, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28; 6 p.m.
Where: 40th and Walnut Streets
Cost: Free
More info: www.universitycity.org

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