Savor Nature’s Beauty During The Summer Performance Series At Longwood Gardens

Sunflower in nature
Only a mere hour and fifteen minutes away from the Historic Smithton Inn, Longwood
Gardens offers an entertaining way to enjoy the sights and sounds of summer
during its much-anticipated Summer Performance Series.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Longwood Gardens
(located in Kennet Square, Pennsylvania), it’s the world’s premier horticultural showplace
offering unique displays in its conservatories and outdoor gardens. Longwood
Garden’s Summer Performance Series runs from May 23 to September 26 and brings you the opportunity
to attend performances by multiple Grammy Award-winning artists and groups as
well as other types of live entertainment. Tickets for most events include
all-day admission to the Gardens.
The Summer Performance Series Of 2015
Both big name and local performers are set to give you a
summer experience you won’t want to miss. There’s a little something for the
whole family. Just a few of the acts are listed here:
PHILADANCO and BalletX – Come see two amazing Philadelphia dance companies
showcase their talents on May 30. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Aoife O’Donovan – Mary
Chapin Carpenter is a five-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter who is
coming to Longwood Gardens to perform a sample of some of her greatest hits on
June 23. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey – Two gents from the popular Grammy
Award-winning ’60s folk group Peter, Paul & Mary will play on July 7. Show
starts at 7:30 p.m.
Gizmo Guys – This show is free with regular Gardens admission! Allan Jacobs
and Barrett Felker show off their juggling skills for the whole family on July
15. Show starts at 5:00 p.m.
The Brandywiners – Check out a performance of Fiddler on the Roof on
multiple nights in July into August. See website for specifics.
Lake Street Drive – A fun musical group showcases their pop sounds on
September 6. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
There’s Even
More Awaiting You at Longwood Gardens This Summer
Every Wednesday through Saturday from July to October,
adults can enjoy the evening excitement during Nightscape at Longwood Gardens. This year’s displays feature work from
Philadelphia artists Klip Collective and original music accented by moving
imagery and lights. Also during Nightscape, you can enjoy the Longwood Gardens Beer Garden where you
can treat yourself to Longwood’s signature brew as well as the outstanding food they have
to offer while enjoying a night out under the stars. See the website for more information about tickets and starting times for the Nightscape experience.
Plan Your Visit Now!
If you’re in search of a one-of-a-kind experience that
brings together the performing and visual arts while surrounded by the beauty
of nature, then I highly recommend checking out the fun at Longwood Gardens. And
don’t forget to make your reservations at the Historic Smithton Inn before
the summer rush!

By Rebecca Gallagher
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