2013 Summer Concert Series!

May 16, 2013 by

Save the dates… Friends of Glen Providence Park is delighted to announce Summer Afternoon Concerts in the Park! Inspired by our Classical & Jazz Concert with Philadelphia Brass last September, we are reviving this decades-long tradition of free community concerts in the park. We will present three concerts in the spirit of the park’s early concerts: Classical, Acoustic American & Three-part Harmonies, and Big Band!

Summer Afternoon Concerts in the Park!

Saturdays: June 22, July 27 & September 14
with Sunday rain dates

Enjoy a late afternoon performance at the concert stage, in the shade of the fabulous White Oak tree. Then walk 2 blocks into town for dinner and shopping on State Street!

This Concert Series is made possible with the generous sponsorship of the Media Recreation Board– they also made our first concert last year possible! Additional funding is provided by Media Rotary Foundation, which is apt- because Glen Providence Park’s first concert in 1937 was presented under the leadership of Stanley T. Hibberd, a founding member of Media Rotary! Each concert is also sponsored by a restaurant within blocks of the park’s main entrance.

We will post more detailed information on each individual concert- mark your calendars now:


Classical music with the Springfield Clarinet Quartet

Saturday, June 22
sponsored by Shere-e-Punjab Indian Restaurant
Read more about this classical, jazz and contemporary concert here.

Acoustic American & three-part harmonies with The Obsoleets & Me3

Saturday, July 27
sponsored by Seven Stones Café
Read more about this Eclectic American concert here

1940’s Swing through the years with Ken Delmar & the Cheers Big Band

Saturday, September 14 – M.A.C.’s 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll
sponsored by Diego’s Cantina & Tequila Bar
Read more about this Big Band Swing concert here


We are grateful to Delaware County Parks & Recreation, without whose support these concerts would not be possible.  And thank you to our volunteers and Brownie Troop #5248– they helped clear the concert stage at our May 4 Cleanup, and planted flowers!


General Logistics:

– Free!

– Performances are at the Glen Providence Park Stage, by the main entrance on State Street in Media

– Rain dates are the Sunday after each scheduled performance

– Bring your blanket or chair, and perhaps bug spray!

– There is a parking lot at the State Street entrance, and parking along State Street and West Street- within 2 blocks of the park entrance. Update: We have permission again this year from Penn Medicine, just next to the park entrance, to use their parking lot!  Thank you, Penn Medicine!

– We encourage you to walk or take public transportation:  the main entrance is just 2 blocks from the end of the Media trolley line,  or less than a .6 mile walk from the Media train station.

More details on each concert coming soon!


– Read more about the decades of concerts in the park
– Read more about our first concert last September
– Read about our September 2011 project to restore the concert stage 

The painting is A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte – 1884 by Georges Seurat.

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