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Garden Jams Presents Hennessey Bonfire

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 |
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

Garden Jams - Hennessey Bonfire.


Stoner Courtyard - Penn Museum

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Garden Jams

On Wednesdays in July, We Jam

Penn Museum’s outdoor summer concert series returns as Garden Jams, a low-key, high-chill, al fresco scene in Stoner Courtyard at the rose-gold hour. Unwind to world music by local Philly bands. Grab small bites and sips from food trucks and a garden bar fully stocked with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments. Feel free to BYO blanket and picnic essentials (just no alcohol please) and find your spot amid a hidden and historic urban oasis under the sky. Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.

While you’re in between sets...

Cool off inside the Museum. Admission is included with your Garden Jams ticket, and galleries stay open through 8:00 pm.

Hungry for some history? Catch casual pop-up tours of our newest exhibition, Ancient Food and Flavors, led by local high school students on July 26. Starts at 6:30 pm.

Who’s Jamming on July 12?

Hennessey Bonfire is the world pop project of songwriter and percussionist Shawn Hennessey (Leana Song). Their debut "Let's Get Carried Away" is a prophetic melting-pot of honest songs, world percussion, luscious harmonies, and gang vocals. The tunes are both epic and personal, simple and deep, contemplative and full of love. The band features both ancient and futurist sounds with instrumentation from Shawn Hennessey (nylon guitar), Dijon (tabla), Wesley Rast (cajon drum set), Elliot Garland (electric bass), and Tom Spiker (electric guitar). Rooted in African, Mediterranean, Cuban, and Indian grooves, Hennessey Bonfire delivers intimate performances of lush, organic music, while keeping songwriting and soulful delivery at the helm.

$15 General | $5 PennCard Holders | Free for Museum Members

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