The season of Chester County Music Festivals is BACK! From FREE weekly music performances in our beautiful parks to a large weekend festival with some of the biggest names in Country music, we have a bit of everything for your taste in music. Pull out your calendar and save these dates so you don’t miss the soothing sounds of a Brandywine Valley Summer.
Save the Dates – HEAVY HITTERS
Citadel Country Spirit USA
Dates: Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25
Address: 5 Nantmeal Rd. Glenmoore, PA 19343
Citadel Country Spirit USA is coming to Chester County, PA from August 23-25th, 2019! Get ready for some of country music’s biggest names and an unforgettable weekend experience! Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Eli Young Band, Lauren Alaina, Lanco, Chris Lane, Devin Dawson, Adam Doleac, and more will take center stage at the inaugural festival, which will be held at the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds. Stay tuned because the Sunday Night Headliner is still to be announced!
The event will also feature country-themed activities and food-and-drink vendors which include Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Barefoot Wine and Crown Royal.
HERR’s Presents: Connective Arts & Music Festival
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Address: Through-out Oxford, PA
Stages will be placed in different locations through out Oxford Mainsteet for the 2nd Annual Arts & Music Festival. Check out large performers to local talent and headlined by four-time Grammy Nominee and multi-platinum recording artist, BLIND MELON.
Enjoy events such as Battle of the Bands and Clash of the Canvas during the day while enjoying foods from Oxford restaurants and 20+ food trucks. Enjoy a stroll down Gallery Row featuring 20 local artist and craftsmen. Be entertained by art demonstrations and watch a mural being painted in town over the course of the day.
MORE SPRING – SUMMER SIZZLERS
Longwood Gardens’ Performing Arts Series
Dates: Continuous all Summer
Address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Longwood’s outdoor Performing Art series includes Grammy and Tony Award-winning artists, large symphony orchestras, inventive sounds paired with visual arts, and much more.
Just a few performances include:
- Sunday, May 19, Lisa Lonie
- Friday, May 31, Wine & Jazz All Stars
- Saturday, June 1, Wine & Jazz Festival
- Sunday, June 9, Janet Tebbel
- Wednesday, June 12, BalletX
- Sunday, June 16, Seven Things I Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass
- Sunday, June 23, Leslie Odom, Jr.
- Sunday, June 30, Rosanne Cash and Band – She Remembers Everything
- Sunday, June 30, Alex Johnson
- Tuesday, July 2, The Philadelphia Orchestra
- Sunday, August 4, Jesse Ratcliffe
- Sunday, August 25, Mister G
- Tuesday, September 3, Jesse & Joy
Valley Jamboree at Chadds Ford Historical Society
Dates: Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19
Address: Barns Visitors Center, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Admission: – $15 for adults 18 and older; $5 for children 6 – 17; Free for children under 6 and CFHS members with membership card.
This Spring event is a great way to welcome in the warmer weather. Enjoy a variety of live bands throughout each day. Kids will love the wide range of activities including a giant 60′ Titan Obstacle Challenge, petting zoo, crafts tent, lawn games and scavenger hunt. Food, wine and beer will be served by a number of different vendors. There will be a section containing local crafters, artisans and merchants for your shopping delight. Grab a hamburger, kick back and relax to the ‘sounds of music’!
BBQ & Bluegrass at Highland Orchards
Dates: Saturday, June 29
Address: Highland Orchards, 1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd, West Chester, PA 19380
Admission: – FREEEat, Drink, and Jam to bluegrass and then enjoy some berry picking. Food trucks, wine and beer vendors, crafters, All 4 Paws Pet adoptions will be here to share in the fun.
2 bands on 1 stage! Blue Octane & Blades of Grass
Food trucks include – Big Boize BBQ, Nude Food Truck, 22BBQ, Saloon 151, Munchy Machine, Baked Cookies and Dough, Hardy Funnel Cakes
Beverages provided by Harvest Ridge Winery, Rebel Seed Cider, Dressler Estate, and more. Beer vendor to be announced soon!
Friday Night Lights at ChesLen
Dates: Saturday, July 12
Address: ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA 19320
Admission: – $25 for members, $35 for non-members
Friday Night Lights event sells out every year! Live music, wine and beer, marshmallow toasting, star gazing, and sunset socializing at one of the most beautiful settings in all of Chester County! What’s not to love?
Downingtown Summer Jam Series 2019
Dates: Saturday, July 20
Address: 1 Park Ln, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
Head to Kerr Park Saturday, July 20 for free live music in the park, plus beer, cider and food trucks! This event is family-friendly and leashed pets are welcome. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy talented local musicians.
91st Chester County Old Fiddlers Picnic
Dates: August 10
Address: Hibernia Park, Coatesville, PA
Admission: FREE, parking $5
Join hundreds of musicians and music lovers to celebrate the 91st annual Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic. Enjoy the stage show or stroll through the event grounds. Visitors can stroll through the event grounds and listen to the blend of music heard amidst Fiddlers’ Field. In the woodlands flanking the stage, musicians play tunes using a variety of instruments such as guitars, banjos and mandolins, and perform styles such as bluegrass, old-time and gospel. Visit over 30 vendors featuring a variety of crafts, foods and novelties.
10th Annual Phoenixville Blues Festival
Dates: Saturday, September 7
Address: Reeves Park, Phoenixville, PA
Through the donations of corporate and local sponsors the blues festival in Reeves Park is open to the public. This is a day to enjoy the sights and sounds of Phoenixville and most importantly support our local youth with the gift of music.
Paoli Blues Festival
Dates: Saturday, September 28
Address: Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 South Valley Road, Paoli.
Admission: Entry Fee – Non-perishable Food: Your entry fee is a Donation of non-perishable food for the ” Food Bank.”
FREE Blues Concert & Community Fair held on the first Saturday in October from 12-6. Beer Garden, KidZone, Street Fair with 100 vendors.
Throughout the year you can catch more incredible music performances at our local wineries, breweries, attractions, and big events. Stay up-to-date at Brandywinevalley.com/Events.