What better way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon than with cool jazz tunes?
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 weekend to take in live music and a health awareness festival hosted by Cliveden and Bebashi, a full-service HIV/AIDS case management agency, featuring jazz, local food, and arts and craft vendors.
From 5 to 8 p.m., guests are invited to bring out chairs or blankets and relax on the grounds just off of Germantown Avenue while listening to local jazz artists. The event is produced in collaboration with Lifeline Music Coalition, the music producers of the West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival, so quality tunes can be expected.
Hear from host Jerry Wells, headliners The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, as well as spoken word poet Krissy Mosely of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Philadelphia jazz artists To the Max.
Plus, tour Cliveden’s exhibit and museum, included in the jazz fest ticket. Cliveden was an estate in the suburb of Germantown built just before the Revolutionary War by the Chew family. One of the most lavish mansions of its era, Cliveden is stocked with furniture and artifacts designed to evoke Colonial times.
Admission to Gtown Jazz on the Ave is $20 per adult and $10 per child. Cash is preferred, but credit cards are accepted.
Bring a blanket, spread out and relax alfresco.
Gtown Jazz on the Ave
When: Saturday, July 12, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Festival gate entrance is on Cliveden Street near Morton Street
Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child
More info: www.cliveden.org