Marple Library To Present Free Steel Pan concert July 12

The Friends of the Marple Public library in Broomall are pleased to announce a FREE family friendly concert focused on the music of the Caribbean Islands featuring the Steel Pan Drum as the principal instrument performing folk and popular music in the Caribbean traditions including classic and modern jazz, Broadway show tunes even music from the Beatles.

This inviting rhythmic fun free concert for all ages is on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 7  pm in the library’s lower level community room.

Musicians Paul Downie, drums and David Gettes, Steel Drum, will not only share the lively energetic music from the islands but will also explain the origins, history and traditions of the steel drum and its unique musical sound.

The program is free and open to the public. Marple Public Library 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall. Reservations are requested but not required at 610-356-1510. A reception of delicious desserts will immediately follow the concert so all can meet the two guest artists.

 

Surprise Guest Artists to Jam with Tri-State Jazz All-Stars July 9

The Tri-State Jazz All-Star quintet, consisting of Dr. Bob Rawlins, Randy Reinhart, Franny Smith, Ed Wise, and Paul Midiri, performs tunes from traditional Dixieland through the swing era at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA, on Sunday, July 9, at 2 p.m. Assembled and directed by Dr. Bob Rawlins, he’ll invite select surprise musicians, some of whom seldom have the opportunity to play together, to sit in with the core supergroup throughout the concert.

Half-price admission of $10, payable at the door, is available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20; full-time students with IDs and children are free. There are no advance sales or reservations. The Arts Center is less than a mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476 (the “Blue Route”) and has free parking. For information see www.tristatejazz.org or call (856) 720-0232.

 

Delaware County Summer Festival in Rose Tree Park Schedule for 2017

Free concerts in Rose Tree Park’s scenic outdoor amphitheater first began in 1975 as part of a two-year Bicentennial Celebration, and four decades later, The Summer Festival concert series remains a popular local tradition. The series runs from mid-June to mid-August and provides residents many opportunities to take in top-notch entertainment of

Concessions are sold at the concert or you may bring your own tasty provisions. What happens if it rains? There are no rain dates for Summer Festival concerts that are cancelled due to inclement weather. Cancellation decisions are made right up until concert time. At that time, there will be a recorded message on the parks phone (610-891-4455) indicating if the concert is cancelled. Rain in the hours preceding the concert does not mean the concert will be cancelled.

Bring blankets and chairs for seating.

The Rose Tree Park is located at 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. For additional information on the Rose Tree Park Festival visit  http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/parks/summerfestival.html.

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