Press release

Live @ Lunch presented by PNC Brings Local Musicians to Dilworth Park

Giavana Suraci
T 215.440.5516

Free outdoor concerts begin this September 8-October 14!

PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2021): As office workers continue their return to Center City, Dilworth Park remains a safe outdoor destination for lunchtime gatherings with friends and colleagues. This fall, Live @ Lunch presented by PNC resumes free concerts every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from noon-1 p.m., beginning September 8 through October 14.

The impressive entertainment lineup includes a diverse group of local musicians, curated by the Philadelphia-based Women’s Coalition for Empowerment. From jazzy crooners and R&B vocalists to popstars on the rise, every performance will offer a unique sound that sets the tone for the rest of the afternoon.

Guests are encouraged to bring lunch from a nearby restaurant, or visit the Dilworth Park Café or Air Grille. Spacious seating is provided throughout the park, including the tree-covered PNC Terrace or under the shade of umbrellas along the fountain.  

The performance schedule includes:

Wed, 9/8: Al Reid Jr. & Friends
Thurs, 9/9: Kharisma
Wed, 9/15: Mary Cross
Thurs, 9/16: Michelle “Songbird” Ray
Wed, 9/22: Patrice Hawthorne
Thurs, 9/23: Dave Watson

Wed, 9/29: Ella Gahnt
Thurs, 9/30: Shekhinah B.
Wed, 10/6: Ericka Glenn
Thus, 10/7: Masha T.
Wed, 10/13: Marcell Bellinger
Thurs, 10/14: Carla Gamble

All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. Visit to learn more.


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