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. The performances are held at 39th and Walnut Streets, just near Locust Walk. 

University City District, The Rotunda, and the University of Pennsylvania have made the joint decision to cancel the 40th Street Summer Series for 2020. We look forward to presenting it again in the future. 


2021 Schedule

To be dertmined. Check back in June!

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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].