Concerts: Chester County Voices Abroad presents a farewell concert of sacred music (2024)

Concerts at The Hickman Friends Senior Community 2014 Summer Concert Series takes place June 11 with the West Chester Swing Kings; July 9 with Goodfoot and August 13 with the West Chester Concert Band. Concerts are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. rain or shine. No RSVP required. Concerts are held rain or shine. The Hickman is located at 400 North Walnut Street, West Chester, Pa.

A concert will be held every Tuesday night from June to August from 7-9 pm (except July 1 for the 4th of July holiday) at Eagleview Town Center in Exton. Typically, the opening band plays a 45-minute set, then the headlining band sets up and plays for an hour until 9 p.m. More information, including rain cancellations, can be found at or by calling 1-800-851-2779 after 4 p.m. on the day of the concert. For directions to the concert, enter Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341. From Route 100 North, go past Exit 312 of the PA Turnpike on your right & go less than 1/4 mile to the first light. Immediately north of this light, bear right onto a jug handle for Eagleview Blvd. Crossover Route 100, and follow Eagleview Blvd into ‘Eagleview’. Make a right onto Pennsylvania Drive. Make a left onto Rice Blvd. Make a left onto Wellington Square to parking. While no admission is charged to attend the concerts, we hope that you will bring a canned food item to each performance to support our fight against hunger. Food donations will benefit the Chester County Food Bank. Performances in June are: JUNE 10 – Treetop Flyers, Caroline Rose. JUNE 17 – John Fullbright , Danielle Miraglia, Tom Hampton. JUNE 24 – Honey Island Swamp Band, Glen David Andrews.

Founding member and front man for the iconic ’60s band The Byrds, Roger McGuinn, returns to the Colonial Theatre on June 12 for a performance at 8 p.m. His solo career includes a diverse collection of collaborations with the likes of Gram Parsons, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello and Michael Penn, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Odetta Jean Ritchie and Josh White Jr. McGuinn’s ‘Treasures From The Folk Den’ album was nominated for a Grammy in 2002 for Best Traditional Folk Album. Tickets are $20 – $38.50. The Colonial Theatre is located at 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, Pa. 19460. For more information, go to

Long’s Park Summer Music Series features: John Nemeth and Bo Keys (June 15), Slackwater News, Slimfit and Shrimpboat (June 22), Allegro (June 29), Patriotic Pershing Band (July 6), Darrell Scott and Tim O’Brien (July 13), WXPN Welcomes The Kopecky Family Band (July 20), The Steel Wheels (July 27), Girsa (Aug. 3), Luisto Rosario (Aug. 10), Rebirth Brass Band (Aug. 17), Jonathon Boogie Long (Aug. 24). Long’s Park Amphitheater is located at Route 30 and Harrisburg Pike Lancaster, Pa. 17601. Concerts are free and held rain or shine. For concert times and more information, go to

Chester County Voices Abroad is an international performance ensemble featuring young adults from ages 16 to 21 from the greater Philadelphia area that travels each year through Europe as ‘musical goodwill ambassadors.’ This year, the 34-member choir will make its third tour of France. Among the highlights planned for the tour are presentations in Lourdes, Lisieux and Paris. As this year is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the choir will have the special privilege of singing in ceremonies at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France. Before departing, Chester County Voices Abroad will present a farewell concert of sacred music on Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Saints Simon and Jude Church, located at the intersection of West Chester Pike (Route 3) and Route 352 in West Chester. A free will offering will be accepted. For more information and to sample the group repertoire, visit

Rock The Mill will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Road Glen Mills, Pa. The stage is located in the park’s natural amphitheater, which is accessed through the Cheyney Road gate located south of the Visitor Center. Parking is free for the event; carpooling is encouraged. Bands begin playing at noon with a new band playing every hour until 8 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Make sure to arrive early to stake out good seats and bring lawn chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable during the festival. Families are encouraged to attend (children 12 and under are free of charge). Leashed and well-behaved dogs are also welcome to join in the fun. Food and drink will be available to purchase from Shoo Mama’s Farm Fresh Cafe, The Pizza Wagon, and MomPops. Drink will be provided by Victory Brewing Company and Whole Foods. Because food, beer, and other beverages are available to purchase, coolers will not be permitted into the festival. Credit cards will be accepted for day-of ticket sales at the gate, but all drink and food sales are cash only. Tickets are available to purchase for $20 online at and, in person at the Newlin Grist Mill Visitor Center (610-459-2359), or at the gate the day of the event. MasterCard, Visa, and Discovery are accepted. The event will be held rain or shine. It will continue to rock even in the rain!

Dan May brings rock and American roots on June 14 to Darlington Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. Darlington Arts Center is at 977 Shavertown Road in Garnet Valley, Pa. For more information, visit or call 610-358-3632.

In June, three of the top names in Irish music come together for a unique series of performances in the US. Renowned for their work with top Irish acts Lunasa, Nomos and Karan Casey, brothers Cillian and Niall Vallely from Armagh City in the north of Ireland, will join forces with Scottish guitarist and singer Alan Murray. The brothers will reunite to play music from their critically acclaimed album ‘Callanbridge’ as well as many of Niall’s more recent compositions from his band Buille. The performance will be held on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park, 1914 West Park Drive in Wilmington, Delaware. Tickets are $22 when reserved by e-mail or phone or $25 at the door; ages 17 and under are free with an adult. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cash or check accepted for payment. E-mail concert ticket reservations to or call 302-456-3242.

Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, (484-732-8295; Los Festingos, Hot Breakfast (June 13), Steely Dan Tribute – County Down to Ecstasy (June 20), Neil Diamond Tribute – Real Diamond (June 21), All Black Everything (June 22), Sidney Joseph with the WhiskeyHickon Boys (June 27), SOS – Chicago Tribute (June 28), Music Challenge Battle of the Bands (July 5,6), DJ J. Gillie, Kevin McCove (July 9), Dukes of Destiny Concert and Dance Party with Mojo Stu (July 11), Mark Unruh and Friends (July 12)

Chaplin’s The Music Cafe, 66 N. Main St., Spring City (610-792-4110; The Aponic Blue, Lost Heaven and Danielle & Jennifer (June 13), Jake Varrone Trio, Hayley Jordanna & Her Favorite Men, Bluesuits (June 14), Knitelife, Los Festengos and Whatever We Are (June 20), Brothers and Sisters (June 21), DeSean, Montrel, Heyyo, Whit Lane (June 27), Johnny’s Dance Band (June 28)

The Chameleon Club, 223 North Water St., Lancaster, (717-299-9684; OCD: Moosh & Twist (June 19), Scott Stapp – The voice of Creed (June 20), Black Star Riders – The New Thin Lizzy (June 21), From Ashes to New (June 22), MAX (June 24), Dean Ween Group (June 26), Kingsfoil (June 28), Trapt Live (July 7), Run Around Tour – featuring Bridgit Mendler (July 11), Greenhouse Lounge (July 12), Cheers Elephant (July 19)

The Ardmore Music Hall (23 East Lancaster Avenue; 610-649-8389; Marco Benevento, Beth Sorrentino, Bird Watcher (June 12), Philly Bloco (June 13), Popa Chubby (June 14), Carbon Leaf, Birds Over Arkansas (June 20), Splintered Sunlight (June 21), Splintered Sunlight – Grateful Dead tribute, Laura Mann (June 26), Transistor Rodeo, Glen David Andrews, The Wayside Shakeup (June 27), Honey Island Swamp Band, California Honeydrops (June 28), Splintered Sunlight – Grateful Dead tribute (July 3), Splintered Sunlight – Grateful Dead tribute (July 10), Mandolin Orange, John Francis (July 11), The Divine Hand (July 12), The GTV’s, Weird Hot, St. James and The Apostles (July 12), Splintered Sunlight – Grateful Dead tribute (July 17), The THE BAND Band (A tribute to The Band), Carsie Blanton, Milton, Chelsea Reed and The Fair Weather Five (July 19)

American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster (717-397-7700, Thompson Square (June 12), Marty Stuart and Connie Smith (June 15), Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band (June 20), Charlie Thomas & The Drifters, The Tymes & Herb, Reed’s Platters (June 21), REO Speedwagon (June 22), Under the Streetlamp (June 28), Happy Together Tour (June 29), An Evening with Natalie Merchant (July 9), Scotty McCreery (July 10), The 50s Dance Party (July 11), The Texan Tenors (July 12), Mickey Gilley and Gene Watson (July 13), The Osmond Brothers and The Lennon Sisters (July 20)

The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. (302-652-5577, 800-37-GRAND, Hot Tuna Acoustic (June 13), Morrissey (June 17), Elvis Costello Solo (June 27), Ha Ha Tonka (July 18), Run River North (July 27)

Keswick Theatre, Easton Road and Keswick Avenue, Glenside (215-572-7650 or Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Robert Randolph & The Family Band (June 13), Taj Mahal & Blind Boys of Alabama (June 19), West Oak Lane Festival (June 21), Happy Together (June 24), Fourplay (June 25), Natalie Merchant (July 11), Dennis Deyoung (July 17), Winery Dogs (July 30)

Sellersville Theater 1894, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville (215-257-5808, Pat Travers Band with Jamie McLean (June 12), The Band of Heathens with Roosevelt Dime (June 13), Indigenous (June 15), Marc Broussard (June 18), Stanley Jordan (June 19), RUNA (June 20), Who’s Next -The Who tribute (June 21), Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (June 22), Joe Purdy (June 25), The Horse Flies (June 26), The Machine performs Pink Floyd acoustic (June 28), Black Oak Arkansas (July 3), Anstey McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours (July 5), The Iguanas with Kwesi K (July 9), Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers (July 10), BillyJoe Shaver (July 12), Matthew Sweet Rock Show with Tommy Keene (July 13), Cracker Unplugged (July 14), Tyler Hilton and Tony Lucca (July 16), Get The Led Out (July 17, 20), Skid Row with Adrenaline Mob (July 22)

Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd St, Philadelphia (215-928-0770, WXPN welcomes Wreckless Eric (June 12), Matt Wertz (June 13), David Wilcox (June 14), Irene Diaz with Daniel de Jesus (June 15), In the Round with Katey Laurel, Jarad Costa, No Good Sister and Vinnie Paolizzi (June 17), Julian Velard & Jim Boggia coheadliner (June 18), Tumbling Bones (June 20), Griffin House (June 22), American Guitar Masters: Celtic to Contemporary with Peter Janson and Steve Davison (June 25), Robert Gordon (June 26), Ian Edwards (June 27), The Babin Brothers with Liv Devine (June 28), Tall Heights with The Gallerist (July 10), The Soundtrack Series in the 215 (July 11), Ben Watt with Bernard Butler (July 15), Adam Travis and the Soul Wandering and Big Damm Heroes (July 18), The Wiyos (July 19)

Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia (; 215-323-2100): Quantic (June 12), Andrew Jackson Jihad (June 13), tUnE-yArDs (June 15), Tigers Jaw (June 16), Goat (June 17), Sharon Van Etten (June 18), Jungle (June 19), Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Districts, The Tontons (June 20), Beth Hart (June 21), Black Flag (June 24), Xavier Rudd (June 25), The Antlers (June 26), JJ Grey and Mofro (June 27), Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (June 28), Sage Francis (July 2), The Felice Brothers (July 10), Wild Beasts (July 11), Nightmares On Wax (July 12), Owls (July 14), Cheers Elephant, Toy Soldiers (July 18), Circa Survive (July 19)

World Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia ( Cody Chestnut (June 13), Antigone Rising, Danielia Cotton (June 14), Mali Music (June 15), Incan Abraham (June 17), Max (June 19), Mingo Fishtrap (June 19), La Giara concerts premiers of the operetta by Patrica King (June 20), All Around This World (June 21), Talain Rayne (June 21), Darden Smith (June 22), John Doe (June 23), Joe Henry (June 26), Conjunto Philadelphia (June 27), Jeanne Jolly (June 29), The Rent-A-Cops (July 5), Kenny Lattimore (July 9), Liam Finn (July 9), The Original Wailers (July 11), Loose and Alright (July 13), Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn (July 14), The Paper Kites (July 17), Candy Volcano (July 17), Natalie ‘The Floacist’ Stewart (July 18), Jay Brannan (July 18), Camera Obscura (July 19), Us The Duo (July 20)

World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, (302-994-1400, The Parlor Sessions (In-the-round with Dean Fields, Andy Zipf, Jason Myles Goss, and Eliot Bronson) (June 12), Vanessa Carlton (June 12), Delta Rae (June 13), Noelle Picara performs Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes album (June 13), Grace and Tony (June 14), Tribute to Eric Clapton performed by The Charlie Phillips Band (June 14), Tracey A and Her A-List Band, Roy Richardson (June 14), Lira (June 20), Bonerama (June 21), Eric Roberson (June 21), Alejandro Escovedo (June 24), The California Honeydrops (June 25), See-I (June 27), The Subdudes (June 28), Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets (July 9), The Full Effect Show Band (July 11), Renee Scott (July 12), Sandra Bernhard (July 13), Hannah Georgas (July 14), Deltron 3030 (July 17), Buckwheat Zydeco (July 29)

Concerts: Chester County Voices Abroad presents a farewell concert of sacred music (2024)


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