Crank up the jams this summer in Berks County! The music always plays in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. There are many fun opportunities for music lovers this summer with a collection of concert series that are as hot as the weather. No matter what your style is, Berks County has a concert for everyone to enjoy. After a long year of quarantine, unleash your inner rockstar and check out these places to listen to music all summer long in Berks County.
Music At The Gables At Stirling Guest Hotel
A mansion fit for royalty, the Gables At Stirling Guest Hotel is an architectural delight that now serves as a lodging. The incredible hotel hosts several music events in Berks County this summer for aficionados to enjoy.
Outdoor Concerts On The Lawn: The 2nd season of Outdoor Concerts On The Lawn is well underway! This Berks County music event features artists of all kinds, from classical woodwind musicians to Caribbean-American steel drums. Break out your lawn chair and picnic blankets and join us every last Saturday until September 2021. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online.
Jazz Week: The Gables at Stirling Guest Hotel is proud to join the 30th Anniversary Berks Jazz Festival with Jazz Week. From 8/15-8/22, enjoy the finest jazz that Berks County has to offer. A 3-course dinner with dessert is available to purchase in addition to concert tickets. Spots are filling up fast, so reserve your place online now!
Summer Concert Series At Jim Dietrich Park
Are you free on Friday nights from 6 - 8:30 pm? If so, head to Jim Dietrich Park for their Summer Concert Series on July 26, 2021, and August 6, 2021. The Muhlenberg Arts Board welcomes everyone from across Berks County to enjoy the live entertainment. Set in front of the park’s rustic farmhouse, the events feature a variety of local bands, food trucks, and BYOB options. Donations are encouraged and collected during a short intermission. So, bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends to enjoy warm summer evenings listening to great music in Berks County!
Sunday Night Concerts at Bear Creek
Sunday nights are a whole lot better when spent at Sunday Night Concerts at Bear Creek! This free concert series has fun for the whole family written all over it. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to sit and listen to the music more comfortably. Enjoy the delicious menu choices The Grille or The Hungry Bear while you air drum along with the top-notch musical acts. Band perform from 6 PM- 9 PM, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Book an overnight stay with Bear Creek Mountain Resort and treat yourself to some late-night amenities after the concert ends.
30th Anniversary Bandshell Concert Series
Berks Arts incredible Bandshell Concert Series returns this summer to entertain a loyal following at Reading City Park’s Bandshell. This year sees the series celebrate its 30th Anniversary with yet another amazingly diverse lineup of national and international artists. The concerts draw fans from Berks County and beyond to hear the unique sounds of talented musicians. Starting at 6 PM every Friday night in July, concert-goers can lay out their blankets and set out their lawn chairs to explore the eclectic styles featured at these musical happenings.
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest
Berks Art also brings us Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest this August. Usually held in spring, the jazz fest was moved to August as a result of the pandemic. Despite the calendar change, attendees will still enjoy major jazz artists, as well as up and coming talent at ticketed and free concerts at venues across Berks County. Now in its 30th year, the jazz fest opens on Friday, August 13, 2021 with a concert by Chris Botti. Don’t miss the music and the magic of Boscov Berks Jazz Fest, a favorite Berks County event that highlights truly American music.
RiverFest - Muhlenberg's Food and Music Festival
Wrap up your summer the right way at RiverFest! Held at Jim Dietrich Park, the annual event features 2 stages of live music and outdoor fun for the entire family. In addition to the musical entertainment, RiverFest features a beer and wine garden,food vendors and local artisans. The fun starts on August 27th at 4 PM, and doesn’t end until 7 PM on August 29th. Follow RiverFest on their Facebook page to stay up to date on news and lineups.
Berks Fiddle Fest
The Lyons Fiddle Festival began 38 years ago in Lyons Community Park. From its humble beginnings grew a much loved and highly anticipated musical happening. With growth comes change. This year, the fiddle fest will be known as the Berks Fiddle Fest and held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort. The move provides participants and attendees plenty of space for lawn chair seating, jam sessions, vendors, and parking. Come experience a fiddle competition like no other on September 19, 2021 at Bear Creek.