FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHILADELPHIA (May 18, 2021): This summer, Dilworth Park will once again host small outdoor concerts on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons featuring a full lineup of local artists. All Live @ Lunch presented by PNC performances will take place from noon-1 p.m., from June 2 through July 29. Performances will be small with music volume turned down; Center City District and all performers will follow all applicable CDC, City and State guidelines.
In partnership with Rec Philly, presentations throughout the month of June will feature musicians selected as part of the Black Music City initiative. The program recognizes and honors the influence of Philadelphia’s Black music history with hopes of inspiring today’s young performers.
Guests are encouraged to bring lunch from nearby restaurants, or visit the Dilworth Park Café or Air Grille. Ample seating areas are located throughout the park, including the shaded PNC Terrace. These concerts are free and open to all.
“The arts help us celebrate the diversity of our community and there are few better ways to do that than through the Live @ Lunch presented by PNC performances at Dilworth Park. As we look forward to coming together and once again enjoying all the city has to offer, this is the perfect location to welcome the summer season in a safe environment, and support the city’s local artists,” said Joe Meterchick, PNC Bank regional president for Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.
The performance schedule includes:
Wednesday, June 2nd - Warren Oree
Thursday, June 3rd - TBA
Wednesday, June 9th - Joshua Lee
Thursday, June 10th - TBA
Wednesday, June 16th - M'Balia Singley
Thursday, June 17th - Monnette Sudler-Honesty
Wednesday, June 23rd - CrisTene' Triplet
Thursday, June 24th - Erin Dillard
Wednesday, June 30th - Kendrah Butler
July performances will be announced soon.
CCD, the park’s café and roller rink operators will continue to follow established health safety guidelines that include mask requirements and increased cleaning protocols. CCD staff and all vendors wear masks. Anyone who feels sick, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, should refrain from entering the park. CCD staff will distribute free masks to guests in the park.
The summer season at Dilworth Park is supported by the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, PNC Bank, Temple University and Hornito’s Tequila. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. Visit DilworthPark.org to learn more.
The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at www.centercityphila.org and on Facebook and Twitter.