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

Sin City Band at The Kennett Flash

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.

Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

Andrew Lipke, Alt Singer Songwriter blends Folk and Classical styles

Wednesday July 31st, the series welcomes Andrew Lipke with a full band. Lipke is a Philadelphia based, South African born multi-instrumentalist and composer who marries Alternative, Singer Songwriter, Folk and Classical Styles. Expect a full rock band augmented by some strings for sure. Verbena BYOB will offer dinner on July 31st.

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. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

Mighty Joe & The Gravamen, Modern Sounds in Rockabilly

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 a healthy dose of post-modern guitar effects. Consider it a house that resides at the cross roads where Sun Records and Creation Records meet. Mary Pat’s Provisions will offer dinner on July 24th.

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. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

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

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 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th.

Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

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

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 event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

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

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 side three of Electric Ladyland.” Think Jazz and Rock and Orchestrated Improvisations. Anson B. Nixon Park has never seen anything like this! M&M Barbecue will offer dinner on July 3rd.

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. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

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

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 events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

Western Centuries kick off the Kennett Area Park Authority Concert Series

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. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.

New Entrance and Dog Park Grand Opening!

Ribbon Cutting, Cut! - 5/28/2019Please 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.

When:  Tuesday, May 28th from 2-3pm

What: Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate the New Entrance Road and Dog Park at Anson B. Nixon Park

Where:  Main entrance of Anson B. Nixon Park – 405 North Walnut St., Kennett Square

Please park at the Tino Leto athletic fields and take the short walk down to the front entrance of the Park.  
After the ceremony everyone is welcome to join us at the pavilion at Tino Leto Fields for refreshments.   Open to the public.  
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13th Annual Free Summer Concert Series Starts June 19th

The Anson B. Nixon Park is proud to host its free eight (8) week summer concert series in the park. In conjunction with the the Kennett Flash the summer concert series brings entertainment from all different musical genres, from country, jazz, rock, the blues and more.

The first concert of the 2019 season will start on Wednesday, June 19th from 7-9pm and will continue for the next consecutive Wednesdays with the last show presented on August 7th. The concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or a chair, sit back and enjoy the music in the beautiful out door setting of the Park. Each week a local restaurant is featured and will offer its signature dish for purchase.

Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Check out the 2019 Concert line up!

Thank you to the 2019 sponsors:

The Kennett Area Park Authority is grateful to the local businesses and partnerships that help make the summer concert series free to the public.