Summer Nights Concert Series
Wednesday nights throughout the summer are synonymous with two things at the Penn Museum— eclectic live music and laid-back fun. This year's P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights music series is presented by Dogfish Head Brewery. Join us Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Museum's outdoor Stoner Courtyard, as the series kicks off June 18, and runs through September 3, 2014.
This year's lineup features a colorful mix of international performances— including lively Samba, raucous Turkish fusion, and rhythmic Afro-Cuban jazz— as well as American-influenced music drawing from bluegrass, swing, and good, old-fashioned rock n' roll. For the after-work crowd, the Summer Nights series offers great live performances in a relaxed outdoor space, with drinks and light fare available for purchasefrom the Pepper Mill Café's garden bar, and the chance to explore the Penn Museum's many galleries. Concerts move inside in the event of rain.
Museum galleries stay open to the public until 8:00 pm. General admission is just $10 (and includes Museum admission donation), and free for children 5 and under, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees. No outside alcohol is permitted.
Parking is available in Garage 7, adjacent to the Museum.
This Philadelphia-based drum and music ensemble specializing in Afro-Cuban and West African drumming combines traditional call-and-response patterned Yoruba songs with modern folk and jazz instruments and harmony.
Celebrating 30 years since moving from Rio de Janeiro to the Philadelphia area, Minas's innovative yet timeless sound blends north and south for magical music that hints at folk, blues, jazz, scat, and samba, with a unique combination of Brazilian and American roots.
Jimmy Pritchard Band
This International Blues Challenge semi-finalist band has a sharp sound that respects the tradition of blues while pushing its contemporary boundaries, with an electrifying style that reaches your soul and keeps your body moving.
Bill Koutsouros' internationally acclaimed ensemble provides the summer series finale, offering an exciting fusion of ancient and modern music with traditional elements of Greek, Rock, Middle Eastern, Blues, Indian, Jazz, and African music.