Summer Music Series
Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation is excited to announce plans for this year’s DIGITAL CONCERT SERIES, an alternative to in-person concerts previously scheduled for the annual Summer Music Series.
As with many other organizations, the Foundation has experienced significant programming challenges resulting from COVID-19,” says Brad Zuke, chair of the Summer Music Series Committee. “But instead of having a gap year, we’re pivoting to a digital platform for our concerts. We do realize it won’t be the same experience from home as it is in-person, but we hope residents can enjoy these concerts while also staying safe and healthy.”
Our digital concert series will include: exclusive pre-recorded content from artists who were scheduled to perform as part of the original series; privately streamed performances from the amphitheater stage (closed to the general public); and professionally-mixed audio from popular performances at previous summer concerts. All content will be streamed and shared at 7pm on Sundays beginning June 7 on our social channels and website (www.longspark.org).
Here’s what you can look forward to in June:
June 7: Tune in for exclusive pre-recorded content from blues singer Thornetta Davis.
Davis is known as “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” and her strong, commanding,
melodic voice has won her numerous awards. Her latest CD, “Honest Woman,”
won eight Detroit Music Awards, two Blues Music Award nominations and “Best
Soul/Blues Album” by Blues Blast Magazine. Davis’ husband, James “Jamalot”
Anderson, joins her on percussion for this performance. Learn more about Thornetta.
June 14: Join Philadelphia’s Joy Ike and Lancaster’s own Adam Blessing, whose
piano and guitar based story-teller’s singer-songwriter performances will be
privately streamed from the amphitheater stage (closed to the general public). Learn
June 21: Enjoy this professionally-mixed recording of the 2017 Summer Music Series live performance from jazz fusion artists BRAND X. Recognized as pioneers in the music industry, BRAND X has helped create an entire musical genre and influenced a wide range of musicians and bands. Learn more about Brand X.
June 28: Led by their powerhouse frontwoman Julie Cymek, Annapolis Maryland’s Sweet Leda will perform original music inspired by a rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul and pop. Described as “Zeppelin meets Chili Peppers,” Sweet Leda’s anticipated show-stopping performance will be privately streamed from the amphitheater stage (closed to the general public). Learn more about Sweet Leda.
***Please note that livestreamed performances from the amphitheater stage are not open to the public.
The Foundation will release the July and August schedules in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for details.
For 58 seasons, the Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation has delivered quality cultural entertainment to Lancaster County through our Summer Music Series. We appreciate your continued support during these challenging times. To invest in our mission, learn more about our programs or stay up-to-date on the latest Foundation news, please visit https://www.longspark.org/support-us-1.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors!