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CELEBRATE SOLSTICE: Sounds of Summer with Make Music Philly

As of 6/21: Due to rain and wind, the concert is being relocated to the FDR Park Boathouse.

Join us for live music performances to welcome the start of summer!


Wednesday, June 21, 2023


6:00pm - 9:00pm


FDR Park Boathouse
1500 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Built in 1914, the Olmstead Overlook gazebo is one of the most iconic structures in FDR Park, offering views of Edgewood Lake and the surrounding landscape. Its blue tile dome creates fantastic acoustics. With its acoustics and commanding presence, this is a great spot to welcome the start of summer with some soulful sounds.

This event is in collaboration with Make Music PHL and is part of Make Music Day. Occurring on June 21 (the solstice and longest day of the year), Make Music Day is an annual event that features live, free musical performances on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city. Check out their website for other events.


FREE! Advanced RSVP and donations appreciated.


  • You’re welcome to bring your own food & drink.
  • Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket to sit on the lawn around the gazebo.
  • There are nearby bathrooms (porta-potties).
  • Event is rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, there is a covered area under the gazebo that seating will be moved to.

There is limited parking available in the lot next to Olmstead Overlook. There is a much larger lot, however, in front of the boathouse and the gazebo is a very short walk from there. 

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