What better way to cool off on a hot summer evening than with live jazz tunes beneath a setting sun?
After the Independence Day festivities have passed, Cliveden, a historic mansion in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, hosts Sol Unlimited Jazz & Arts on its lawn on select Wednesdays this July and August from 6 to 8 p.m.
The estate was built just before the Revolutionary War, and is now a six-acre haven within the bustling northwest Philadelphia suburb.
Head out to the manse this summer to take in such musicians as the Sol Unlimited Orchestra featuring Serena Sol Brown, the William Douglas Orchestra and Choir, the William Douglas Gospel Jazz Quartet, Brett Jolly, Charisa “The Violindiva,” and Krissy Mosley of Mother Bethel AME.
Radio personality Jerry Wells serves as the host for the event on each of its four evenings.
In addition to the soulful live music, there will also be food vendors and local artists peddling jewelry, art and crafts.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and children under 12 are free. Evening concerts will be on July 10 and 31, and August 14 and 28.
Bring a blanket, spread out and relax alfresco.
Sol Unlimited Jazz & Arts at Cliveden
When: Wednesdays, July 10, July 31, August 14, August 28; all concerts 6-8 p.m.
Where: Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue
Cost: $5 adults, $3 students, children under 12 free
More info: www.solunlimitedjazz.com