10 Local Music Festivals to Check out this Summer
From big name talent to regional artists, you’ll want to add these concerts to your calendar.
The 2019 Made in America music festival takes place Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts
Through Aug. 3, Bryn Mawr
On select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June through the beginning of August, Bryn Mawr turns into a festival for its twilight concert series. Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of live music from artists and bands like Cabin Dogs, Christine Havrilla and the Merion Concert Band.
Concerts Under the Stars
June 2 – Aug. 11, King of Prussia
Grab a lawn chair, sip a beer from Workhorse Brewing Company and enjoy a magical, music-filled evening at Kign of Prussia’s Township Building Park on Sundays throughout the summer. This year’s music lineup includes The Mango Men, York Street Hustle and Swamp Ash, to name a few.
Eagleview Town Center Concert Series
June 5 – Aug. 28, Exton
Weekdays don’t have to be a drag this summer thanks to Eagleview Town Center’s concert series, held on Tuesdays throughout the season. Catch up with neighbors while listening to up and coming artists like the Ruen Brothers and All Our Exes Live in Texas.
Wayne Music Festival
June 8, Wayne
This annual music experience is a favorite among locals for its wide selection of food vendors and restaurants, as well as the showcasing of local and regional talent. With bands like the Wailers and Bonerama, and solo acts like Vanessa Collier and Ali Awan, Wayne Music Festival’s lineup will satisfy listeners of all music tastes.
Turks Head Music Festival
July 21, West Chester
West Chester’s Everhart Park once again plays host to Turks Head Music Festival, which features live local music from 11 bands, food and drink, plus artisan vendors.
XPoNential Music Festival
July 26-28, Camden, N.J.
From Hozier to Blondie, XPoNential’s lineup draws big names to the BB&T Pavilion.
Old Fiddlers’ Picnic
Aug. 10, Coatesville
Now in its 91st year, the Old Fiddlers’ Picnic returns to Hibernia Park with a day of live music, vendors, food and more.
Philadelphia Folk Festival
Aug. 15-18, Schwenksville
A four-day music extravaganza, the Philadelphia Folk Festival will take place at Old Pool Farm. In addition to live tunes, there will also be dancing, crafts and kids activities.
Country Spirit USA
Aug. 23-25, Glenmoore
This three-day festival returns for a second year, bringing with it country music favorites like Little Big Town, Lee Brice and Lauren Alaina. Vendors, a wealth of dining options, plus beer, wine and spirit round out the boot-stomping fun. Even better? Country Spirit USA benefits Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Made In America
Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, Philadelphia
Featuring artists selected by Jay-Z, Made In America takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for an end-of-summer celebration. The two-day music festival is jam-packed with stages, activities and food trucks. This year’s headliners include James Blake, Jorja Smith, Bazzi, Cardi B. and Travis Scott.