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May 2019

24th Annual Trout Rodeo, hosted by The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ponds

In partnership with the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance the Kennett Area Park Authority is excited to host the 24th annual Trout Rodeo competition. This popular tradition in our community gathers hundreds of anglers from all aver the area to complete in the trout rodeo competition. The pond will be stocked with trout up to 22 inches in length. Prizes will be awarded in the Adult class and Child class (10-15 yrs). Tickets are available in advance for $10 for adults and…

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New Entrance and Dog Park Grand Opening!

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Entrance
Ribbon Cutting, Cut! - 5/28/2019

Please join the Kennett Area Park Authority and local dignitaries on Tuesday, May 28th from 2-3pm,  as we formally celebrate the new entrance road and dog park with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  We want to publicly thank and acknowledge the financial support of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR),  Chester County Open Space Preservation and Kennett Township, as well as the Borough of Kennett Square.  Refreshments will follow at pavilion #6 located at the Tino Leto fields.…

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June 2019

Western Centuries kick off the Kennett Area Park Authority Concert Series

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Amphitheatre at Anson B. Nixon Park
Free
Western Centuries

Western Centuries from Seattle, Washington performing original country music done a little different, but a little right. Think George Jones meets The Band meets Motown. Kennett Brewing Company will offer dinner on June 19th. In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th. Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather.…

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All Good People, A Tribute to Yes from the talented local band

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Amphitheatre at Anson B. Nixon Park
Free

Wednesday June 26th the series continues with All Good People – A Tribute to Yes. Philadelphia based Yes Tribute All Good People has been wowing audiences over the past two years in PA, Delaware, Maryland and beyond. El Rinconsito will offer dinner on June 26th. In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th. Concerts are rain or shine…

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July 2019

Burnt Sugar – The Arkestra Chamber, a highlight to 2019 the Concert Series

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Amphitheatre at Anson B. Nixon Park
Free
Burnt Sugar

Wednesday July 3rd, we welcome what is sure to be a highlight of the series with Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamberperforming the music of David Bowie and Prince, as well as original works! Burnt Sugar hail from New York City and Rolling Stone’s David Fricke has said of the group, "A multiracial jam army that freestyles with cool telekinesis between the lustrous menace of Miles Davis' On The Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix' moonwalk across…

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Chesapeake Brass Band, 30 piece Orchestra offers a full line up of music

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Amphitheatre at Anson B. Nixon Park
Free

Wednesday July 10th, we host the 30 Piece (yes 30 musicians) Chesapeake Brass Band performing marches, orchestra transcriptions, jazz, blues, show tunes and contemporary concert and brass band pieces. Kennett Brewing Company will offer dinner on July 10th. In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th. Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the…

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Lowdown Brass Band, Second-line beats with Chicago flare and grit

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Amphitheatre at Anson B. Nixon Park
Free
Lowdown Brass Band

Wednesday July 17th, in conjunction with area charitable arts organization Hadley Memorial Fund, we present Lowdown Brass Band from Chicago, Illinois. LDB deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. Hip Hop meets Jazz. One the Roll Food Truck and Catering will offer dinner on July 17th. In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8…

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Mighty Joe & The Gravamen, Modern Sounds in Rockabilly

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Amphitheatre at Anson B. Nixon Park
Free
Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen

Wednesday July 24th, the series welcomes Mighty Joe & The Gravamen. Call it "Modern Sounds in Rockabilly". Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen is the latest musical project from accomplished collage artist and musician Joe Castro (ex-The Situation, The Lift Up, Nero /OPF). Heavily influenced by the sound of rockabilly as well as '50s rock-n-roll and doo-wop, the band takes that vintage rock and roll sound but updates it with a modern lyrical approach and…

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August 2019

Sin City Band at The Kennett Flash

The Sin City Band, Celebrate 45 years with this Special Performance

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Amphitheatre at Anson B. Nixon Park,

The series closes on Wednesday August 7th with a Kennett Flash Encore performance of sorts when The Sin City Band celebrate 45 Years of music one more time in Kennett Square with a special performance of Americana, Folk, Rock and Roll and more! Porabellos will offer dinner on August 7th. In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th.…

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