This summer music fills the air in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley. 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
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.
HERR’s Presents: Connective Arts & Music Festival
Date: Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3, 2019
Address: Through-out Oxford, PA
Admission: $10, Children under 5 are Free
Starting Friday at 4pm, join us in Oxford for the Connective Festival Pre-Party as local bands take the stage for the Battle of the Bands. Then Saturday is the big event! 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 SUMMER SIZZLERS
West Chester’s Turks Head Music Festival
Dates: Sunday, July 21
Address: Everhart Park – 100 South Brandywine Street, West Chester, PA
Admission: – FREE
Featuring 11 popular regional bands performing on two stages, with a park full of vendors and artisan booths. Bring a blanket, your lawn chairs, and friends and enjoy this West Chester Tradition!
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
Anson B. Nixon 2019 Summer Concert Series
Dates: See Below
Address: 405 North Walnut Rd, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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)
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.
Victory Brewing Parkesburg – Summer Love Music Festival
Dates: Saturday, August 17
Address: 3127 Lower Valley Road, Parkesburg, PA 19365
Victory Brewing Company Parkesburg will be hosting the Summer Love Music Festival on August 17! This outdoor festival will feature awesome music acts from 12pm to 6pm, amazing food, and delicious beer! Stay tuned for more information
East Goshen Food Truck & Music Festival
Dates: Saturday, August 24
Address: East Goshen Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA
This event gets BIGGER and BETTER every year.
2019 Music Lineup includes:
The Swing Time Dolls
The Little Red Rooster Band
Not Quitting Our Day Jobs
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.