Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Friends of Summer Stage concert series in Valley Creek Park begins again June 12.
The Friends of Summer Stage concert series returns in 2013 with a performance by Grammy-winning artist Steve Riley and his band The Mamou Playboys. The three-concert series runs Wednesdays in June, with all concerts beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Valley Creek Park. Here's the 2013 concert lineup, according to an email from program director Erica Ricciardi: Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Ali Wadsworth June 19 The Plants Music Training Center All-Stars Rock Band June 26 Cabinet Katie Frank & the Pheromones Check out the attached video to see Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys in action. The Friends of Summer Stage launched last year, bringing acts like Jefferson Starship and…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Philadelphia-based band will perform at People's Light and Theatre, a smaller venue with limited seating.
Update: Due to the possibility of severe weather, the concert has been moved to People's Light and Theatre Company. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert is still free to the public, but the new, indoor venue has a seating capacity of a little over 300, according event organizer Jason Dempsey. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Original story continues below. The second installment of the Friends of Summer Stage concert series comes this Wednesday, July 18, when In The Pocket takes the stage at Valley Creek Park in East Whiteland at 6:30 p.m. What is In the Pocket? David Uosikkinen, drummer for local rock legends The Hooters, set out to record "the essential songs of …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
In The Pocket, a Philadelphia-based band of professional musicians, will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Jefferson Starship kicked off summer music series; next concerts scheduled for July 18, Aug. 15
Jefferson Starship has come and gone, but the "Friends of the Summer Stage" concerts continue at Valley Creek Park in East Whiteland. Still to come this summer are In the Pocket, an all-pro ensemble band with a deep bench, and Trout Fishing in America, known to children and anyone who came up on WXPN's Kids Corner for lighthearted hits like "The Window" (Youtube video attached). Here's more information on each group, from the bands' websites. In the Pocket, July 18: From the band that brought national attention to Philadelphia’s pop music scene, The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen is recording what he feels are the Essential Songs of Philadelphia. Uosikkinen chose to revisit songs recorded in Philadelphia or written and performed by …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The free Jefferson Starship concert begins Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Valley Creek Park.
Jefferson Starship will land in East Whiteland Wednesday night to play a free concert. Here's what you need to know. Where: Valley Creek Park When: Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Dirty Blind will open. Cost: Free Parking: In addition to the Valley Creek Park lot, parking will be available at Liberty Property offices on Countryview Road, north of the park in the Great Valley Corporate Center. Liberty Property has put in an improved walking path from their lot, through the wooded area, to the park. Facilities: The park includes bathrooms, and early concert plans indicated a taco/burrito cart would be selling food. Contribute: Volunteers and donations are still needed, according to organizers. Donations can be made via PayPal at www.…
Friday, April 13, 2012
The first free concert will be held Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Jefferson Starship is coming to East Whiteland. The legendary rock band—whose members were behind hits like "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit"—will be perform a free concert June 20 at Valley Creek Park. The concert is the first in a series being produced by Friends of Summer Stage, a new nonprofit group dedicated to bringing free music to the East Whiteland park. Jason Dempsey, who founded the Friends, said he loves music and summer shows, and saw great potential in the amphitheater at Valley Creek Park. "We wanted to put on a super high-quality event that’s free and accessible for residents of township and visitors," Dempsey said. Concerts will be held once per month on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. The June concert will have some …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Lisa Wolfe Music's program Build A Band will present a number of budding musicians at the concert, 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Ready for some good old-fashioned rock and roll? Grab a lawnchair or blanket and head to Valley Creek Park's amphitheater on Sunday night to hear 10 bands from Lisa Wolfe Music's Build A Band program, for free. "We teach people of all ages how to be in a rock'n'roll band," explained the owner and founder of Build A Band, Lisa Wolfe. Wolfe is a musician who wrote, recorded and toured in the 1990s. "I had a total blast," she said. Now she's a teacher, and with her music company, Lisa Wolfe Music, she hosts music workshops, rock music summer camps, and Build A Band, among other programs. Build A Band features musicians of all ages—from age 7 to 67, Wolfe said—who learn all aspects of being in a band. That includes song writing, recording, …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Children will have the chance to sing along with 'Center on Central.'
Children and adults are invited to East Whiteland's Valley Creek Park for a sing-along concert Thursday. "Center on Central" will present an interactive music program at the park's amphitheater. The temperature is expected to reach 97 F during the day, but the outdoor concert begins at 7 p.m. and runs until about 8:30 p.m. From the township website: Bring your lawn chairs & blankets and enjoy a free night of entertainment. Dessert and water will be available for sale. There will be another concert at Valley Creek Aug. 18 featuring "Lisa Wolfe's Build A Band."