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Concerts Under the Stars

The Experience

Concerts Under The Stars sure sounds romantic, and this long-running outdoor concert series does have its share of romantic folksingers. But let’s not forget the comedic performers you can see here like Christine Lavin and DaVinci’s Notebook, blues performers like Guy Davis and Chris Smither, and many more popular artists in every shape, size and musical genre.


Every Sunday evening from mid-May to early September, families from all over the area head for Concerts Under The Stars in King of Prussia armed with blankets, picnic baskets and, just in case, rain gear. For a paltry $10 per ticket (kids and seniors get in free) you can enjoy your favorite folksingers here.


The season schedule presents a who’s who of America’s hottest folk musicians. You’ll see topnotch Cajun bands like Beausoleil, hot country artists like Jimmie Dale Gilmore and popular singer songwriters like Cheryl Wheeler, Richard Shindell, Susan Werner and John Gorka.


Upper Merion Township Parks and Recreation Department began this series in 1985 with seven shows per summer in an effort to bring more folk music to the area. Today it offers as many as 23 Sunday shows each summer devoted to quality folk music in an ideal, outdoor setting. Families are more than welcome and parking is free and plentiful.

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Concerts Under the Stars
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  • Concerts Under the Stars
175 West Valley Forge Road Upper Merion Parks and Rec. Dept. Jenkintown, PA 19046
(610) 265-1071