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Give Dad the Gift of a Chesco Sizzling Summer Music Scene

Tickets to an upcoming concert or festival make for a perfect Father’s Day gift. 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 you & your families’ taste in music. Pull out your calendar and save these dates so you don’t miss the soothing sounds of a Brandywine Valley Summer. 



Citadel Country Spirit USA

Dates: Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25

Address: 5 Nantmeal Rd. Glenmoore, PA 19343

Admission: Varies

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, Old Dominion, 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.

The event will also feature country-themed activities and food-and-drink vendors which include Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Barefoot Wine and Crown Royal.

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HERR’s Presents: Connective Arts & Music Festival

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019

Address: Through-out Oxford, PA

Admission: $10, Children under 5 are Free

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.

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Longwood Gardens’ Performing Arts Series

Dates: Continuous all Summer

Address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Admission: Varies

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

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Anson B. Nixon 2019 Summer Concert Series

Dates: See Below

Address: 405 North Walnut Rd, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Admission: FREE

In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

  • Wednesday, June 19, Western Centuries (Original Country Music)
  • Wednesday, June 26, All Good People (A Tribute to YES)
  • Wednesday, July 3, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber (David Bowie/Prince)
  • Wednesday, July 10, Chesapeake Brass Band (30 Piece Brass Band)
  • Wednesday, July 17, Low Down Brass Band (Chicago Meets New Orleans)
  • Wednesday, July 24, Mighty Joe Castro & The Graveman (Rockabilly)
  • Wednesday, July 31, Andrew Lipke (Multi-instrumentalist/Multi-Genre)
  • Wednesday, August 7, The Sin City Band (Celebrating 45 Years of Music)

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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?

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Downingtown Summer Jam Series 2019

Dates: Saturday, July 20

Address: 1 Park Ln, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

Admission: –

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.

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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.

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10th Annual Phoenixville Blues Festival

Dates: Saturday, September 7

Address: Reeves Park, Phoenixville, PA

Admission: FREE

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.

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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.

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Throughout the year you can catch more incredible music performances at our local wineries, breweries, attractions, and big events.  Stay up-to-date at

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