2017 Summer Festival

The Beat Goes On… at Rose Tree Park

Delaware County’s free concert series kicks off June 14

The 43rd annual Delaware County Summer Festival, featuring many local Delaware County performers and some of the best tribute bands on the East Coast kicks off on Wednesday, June 14 in Rose Tree Park. This year Delco's own Audra McLaughlin from NBC's "The Voice" will headline the June 29th show.

The free outdoor concert series is held every Wednesday through Sunday for 9 weeks throughout the summer. This season's concert series features 46 live performances at the outdoor amphitheater in Rose Tree Park and offers residents the chance to enjoy a wide variety of free music with family and friends.

Opening night on June 14 will feature a performance by the Delaware County Symphony, performing Rhapsody & Rapture, a variety of classical selections including Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Also playing this summer are The Fabulous Greaseband, The Rose Tree Pops, Jimmy and the Parrots and The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars.

This is the first time the Summer Festival is participating in Make Music Philly, with the June 21 performance of Peter Moses. Also new this year: Audra McLaughlin of NBC's "The Voice" will perform as a headliner for the first time on June 29 and Delco's own Boy in Black featuring Anthony Caserta, who embodies the spirit of a young Johnny Cash will perform on July 9.

"Delaware County Council is once again thrilled to offer this free outdoor concert series for our residents this summer," said Councilman Dave White, Council's liaison to the Department of Parks and Recreation. "The Summer Festival is a great way to enjoy a night with your family and friends in beautiful Rose Tree Park. It's also a great way for us to support and enjoy many of our talented local performers."

Residents are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase during the concerts. Picnics are welcome; no alcohol or pets are permitted.

There are shows five nights a week, on Wednesday through Sunday evenings, from June 14 to Aug. 13. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of two 10 a.m. morning concerts for children on June 21 and June 30. The final performance will take place on Sunday, Aug. 14 with a tribute to the music of Eric Clapton presented by The Core.

More details and the full schedule can be found here: http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/parks/summerfestival.html

Schedules are also available in Rose Tree Park, the Media Courthouse, and in the Delaware County libraries. For more information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (610) 891-4455. There are no rain dates in case of cancellations.

The Summer Festival is presented by Delaware County Council with support from local sponsors, including PECO.