Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 PM Rain or Shine
Held on the grounds of Abington Art Center
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy!
Ground open 6:00 PM
June 29 West Philadelphia Orchestra USA Wall of brass and drums Since 2006, mashup blend of Balkan brass, free jazz, and global beats. Newest album: Tour de Filli, With cutting brass, searing woodwinds and some of the tightest beats around, West Lose yourself in earthy sounds that shake, break, and roll.
July 6 Okwy Osadebe, Nigeria Oldest living son of the late king of Highlife music, Chief Osita Osadebe. Singing and performing a unique form of dance music called “Egwu Ekobe” Chief Osadebe believes in the power and love of music; current album “Odira”
July 13 Tribu Baharu, Columbia Afro-champeta music crew from Bogotá, Colombia. Sound emerged from Colombian Caribbean with influences from the “Pico” culture of Barranquilla and Cartagena. Since 2009. Have played many prestigious venues, including SXSW; globalFEST in New York, WOMEX in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, Chicago, Il; Montreal Jazz Festival
July 20 Septeto Santiaguero, Cuba Foremost music ensemble on the current Cuban scene. Since 9995 . Takes contemporary perspective to the septeto format. current release: Tributu a Los Compadres, a collaboration with Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto – 2016 Grammy nomination in the Tropical Latin category and a 2015 Latin Grammy win.
July 27 TBA
August 3 Kid Fest 5:30-9:00 PM
Hands-on art activities (tile painting, t-shirt drawing), lawn games, food, plus an exhibition of art by kids and more!
Band to be announced
Art activities $2 – $7 or $10 for a 4-project pack complete with all materials.
Cost: Concerts free with donations accepted. Exception: Kids Fest
Information: Abington Art Center 215887.4882