40th Street Summer Series

The 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda—has grown into one of the most popular outdoor summer events in University City. This free outdoor series features internationally-recognized talent in one of “West Philly’s picturesque open green spaces” (Philadelphia Weekly). In the past, the Summer Series has featured internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Man Man, and the Sun Ra Arkestra, playing free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood. 


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:


2019 Schedule

Saturday, June 15th • 6pm

Stargazer Lily with opener Ashley Phillips

Saturday, July 13th • 6pm

Voices of Africa with the Center for Creative Works and Pop! Pop! Pop! Records

Saturday, August 17th • 6pm

Gwendolyn Bye with Magdaliz and her Latin Ensemble Crisol 

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For general event inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at 215.243.0555 x227 or [email protected].