Longwood Gardens Announces 2022 Summer Performance Series

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – Longwood Gardens today announced its summer concert lineup, which includes iconic singer-songwriters Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Grammy-award-winning jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, and Season 21 winners of The Voice, all performing in the splendor of the historic Open Air Theatre. The season kicks off with the return of the Wine & Jazz Festival on June 4, with a Wine & Jazz All Stars performance the evening of June 3. For tickets, visit longwoodgardens.org.

Wine & Jazz All Stars
Friday, June 3
7:30 pm
$49 Reserved Seating
$44 Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators
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A special nighttime performance featuring powerhouse Wine & Jazz performers for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Wine & Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 4
2-10 pm
$59 Ages 21 & over
$49 Members and Innovators Ages 21 & over
$39 Ages 5–20 or designated driver
$29 Members and Innovators Ages 5–20 or designated driver
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Enjoy the sights and sounds of live music while savoring a selection of wines throughout our Gardens featuring Grammy Award-winning trombonist, composer, and producer of the famed Marsalis family of musicians, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride, and classic jazz ensemble The Hot Sardines.

The Savoy Company Presents: Ruddigore
Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11
8:30 pm
$29-$39 Reserved Seating
$24-$34 Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators
The Savoy Company of Philadelphia presents Ruddigore, Gilbert and Sullivan’s satirical take on the Victorian melodrama genre.

Kennett Symphony
Sunday, June 26
7:30 pm
$50 Reserved Seating
$10 Students
Under the direction of Michael Hall, the Kennett Symphony performs selections perfect for a night under the stars. The performance includes The Lark Ascending, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), which was inspired by the 1881 poem of the same and portrays nostalgia for a simpler time, featuring Kennett Symphony Instrumental Competition Winner Kristy Chen on violin. The program also includes selections from Gustav Holst’s The Planets and John Williams’ legendary score from Star Wars.

Carla Morrison
Wednesday, July 6
7:30 pm
$33-$53 Reserved Seating
$28-$48 Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators
Raw retellings of emotional, personal heartbreaks are the bedrock of Tecate, Baja California-born singer-songwriter Carla Morrison’s material, earning her multiple Grammy nominations and Latin Grammy wins over the course of five albums.

Girl Named Tom
Wednesday, July 13
7:30 pm
$39-$49 Reserved Seating
$34-$44 Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators
The first ever trio to win NBC’s The Voice, small-town sibling group Girl Named Tom is known for their distinctive harmonies and heartfelt performances.

Angélique Kidjo
Wednesday, August 3
7:30 pm
$38-$58 Reserved Seating
$33-$53 Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators
Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist and activist Angélique Kidjo from the West African country of Benin has cemented her status as an extraordinary voice. On her new album, Mother Nature, Kidjo joins forces with some of the most captivating young creators of West African music, Afrobeat, Afro-pop, dancehall, hip-hop, and alt-R&B.

A Very Special Evening with Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter
Tuesday, August 30
7 pm
$67-$97 Reserved Seating
$62-$92 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members
Legendary singer-songwriters Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter play timeless hits in this double-bill performance providing a glimpse into their remarkable careers and artistry.

Pat Metheny: Side-Eye with James Francies & Joe Dyson
Wednesday, September 7
7:30 pm
$49-$69 Reserved Seating
$44-$64 Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators
Twenty-time Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist icon Pat Metheny is joined by James Francies (keyboards, piano) and Joe Dyson (drums) for a performance that redefines the genre featuring new Metheny material and old favorites.

An Evening with Gregory Porter
Wednesday, September 28
7:30 pm
$56-$86 Reserved Seating
$51-$81 Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators
Known for his deep baritone and warm sound, Grammy Award-winning jazz-soul singer Gregory Porter’s original songwriting is beloved for its heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel.

About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and grand conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement. Longwood is one of more than 30 gardens in the Philadelphia region known as America’s Garden Capital.