National Blueberry Month is just another excuse to go berry crazy all over Delco! Linvilla's famous “Blues” festival kicks off on July 7th with their renowned Blueberry Pie Eating Contest and gorgeous fields of  berries just waiting to be picked!

July 7th from 8am to 7pm, people from all over the Delaware Valley and beyond will be heading to Linvilla Orchards to pick-their-own-boxes of plump, sun-ripened  berries - or to browse Linvilla's Market for both fresh picked berries, as well as all things made with or slathered in blueberry deliciousness. From fresh-baked blueberry pies to jams & jellies - make your way to Delco’s House of “Blues!”


And do not miss the annual  Blueberry Pie Eating Contest!  

What could be better than scarfing down as much of their outrageously good blueberry pie as you can in front of an appreciative audience!?  Except, maybe winning a cash prize? It's blueberry heaven either way!

The contest kicks off at 2pm with several categories for all ages.  The winners in each group get a prize so be sure to fill out a short entry form in person that day starting at noon.


Pie Eating Contest Age Brackets
8 – 9: 10 participants, 1/4 pie, 1 minute
10 – 11: 10 participants, 1/4 pie, 1 minute
12 – 14: 10 participants, 1/4 pie, 1 minute
15 - 17: 9 participants, 1/2 pie, 1.5 minutes
18 & up: 8 participants, whole pie, 2.5 minutes
And the prize is a $25 gift certificate for each winner!

DID YOU KNOW:
  • Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and iron.
  • They are an amazingly rich source of antioxidants. 
  • And the calories in blueberries amount to about 80 per cup. 
  • For centuries blueberries have had an impact upon American culture, cuisine, and even human survival. From the time of the earliest Native Americans to present day, blueberries have been a valued food staple.

FREEZING TIP! 
I've done the whole wash, pat dry and place on trays in the freezer routine.  And too many times I've also had to scoop up berries that fell off in the freezer or on the floor!  So here's a great tip I found at Backyard Gardening Fun: Don’t wash the berries before you freeze them. They won’t stick together in the freezer bags. They’ll keep better that way, too, because you’re not washing away any of their waxy protective bloom. When you’re ready to use the frozen berries, just pour the desired amount into a colander and rinse them with water. They’ll thaw quickly and be ready for your oatmeal or your recipe almost instantly.  (FYI: I haven't tried this yet...;)

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Linvilla Website
137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 876-7116
The hugely popular Upper Darby  Summer Stage Shooting Stars perform at Rose Tree Park Saturday, July 14th. 
Every summer Media's Restaurant Row hosts the biggest Wednesday night twilight dinner party in all of Pennsylvania! The town halts all traffic on State Street – and opens for dinner, prepared by top chefs from about 2 dozen restaurants! Then it’s off to nearby Rose Tree Park for fabulous entertainment under the stars...
The County-seat town of Media is like the menu at a great restaurant...spicy, on-trend, full-bodied and loaded with personality.  
Every Wednesday  through mid-September, 5 to 11pm, the chefs are Takin’ it to the Streets showcasing fabulous dishes as twilight falls and street lights shimmer.

Fondly known as "Everybody's Hometown," it's perfect for street browsing and shopping.  You'll find dozens of independent shops and boutiques, florists, gift shops, cool coffee shops, juice bars plus globally inspired restaurants ranging from Thai, to Irish, Italian, French, Mexican and that's just for starters!  Click here for the VisitMediaPA website

And just a few miles away, at Media's Rose Tree Park...hundreds of people arrive at 7:30pm, carrying blankets and lawn chairs and babies and baskets of treats.  Through mid-August, there are FREE CONCERTS every week! 


Jimmie & The Parrots
As you pick your spot on the hillside above a state-of-the-art Amphitheater, the sound of musicians tuning up blends with kid's laughter --  and like magic, the stress of the day disappears.

There's a steady hum as frisbees are tossed, and groups of friends gather on blankets and lawn chairs, all gabbing like they haven't seen each other in weeks. Neighbors stop by to say hello on their way to the food stand...and everybody gets to enjoy a giant slice of small town Americana in one of Philly's most bustling suburbs.

July’s Performance Schedule:
Wednesday night acts are highlighted in red in case you want to enjoy both Dinner under the Stars & a free concert afterwards!

7/1    The Rockdale Boys
7/4    NO PERFORMANCE
7/5    John Hoey Orchestra
7/6    The Cat's Pajamas
Van Halen Nation performs July 7th, The Sensational Soul Cruisers on the 11th ,
and the Cat's Pajamas (bottom picture) on the 6th.
7/7    Van Halen Nation
7/8    Boathouse Row
7/11  Sensational Soul Cruisers
7/12  Beatles in Bossa Nova
7/13  Dirk Quinn Band
7/14  Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars
7/15  Charlie Gracie
7/18  Makin' Music
7/19  Zydeco-A-Go-Go
7/20  Papa Sez
7/21  Class of '84
7/22  Lights Out Frankie Valli Tribute
7/25  Jimmie & the Parrots
7/26  Musician Impossible
7/27  West Chester Swing Kings
7/28  Us & Floyd
7/29  The Plants




“It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened.”  - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

To be surrounded by nature...moving on it...and through it, is like no other feeling in the world.  Mark Twain captured its essence in a novel, and summertime invites us to experience it in person.

So here are a few ways to spend a great day on our Delaware County Rivers – starting with The Brandywine River Museum of Art's July 14th invitation to paddle down the Brandywine River like Huck Finn and Jim...


Share a river experience with friends and family at the Brandywine River Museum of Art's Annual Day on the River.
On Saturday, July 14th The Museum invites you to Tip-a-Canoe and Barbecue, Too!

This 10-hour day includes an exciting canoe trip along the Brandywine where you can savor the breathtaking views, the smells and sounds that have inspired so many local artists to capture it on canvas.  This annual event also includes a delicious barbecue by Fat Rick's, ice cream from Woodside Farms Creamery and an old fashioned barn dance with music by the band "Crazy."
  • Hours are noon to 10pm and tickets are required.  Click for More Info and to Purchase Tickets  
  • All attendees must be registered and will receive a wristband
  • You may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket
  • No pets are permitted, service animals specifically trained to aid a guest with a disability are welcome. 
  • This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.
Three more ways to ride a river: 
For 40 years the family-run Northbrook Canoe Company has been steering memorable trips down the scenic Brandywine Creek. Paddling is part of all modes of transportation, from canoes and kayaks to bright orange tubes for a lazier glide... 


Let the Northbrook Canoe Company plan an adventure
for you and your family - or groups of friends!
Chlorine saturated pools are everywhere, but there's nothing like the ride you take with Mother Nature all around you!

This is a perfect summer escape for families, and groups, large and small. Choose a short relaxing trip or a full day adventure on the historic Brandywine River.  For pricing, tips and registration visit the website below.

Northbrook Canoe Company
1810 Beagle Road
West Chester, PA  19382
610-793-2279
Northbrook Canoe Company



Wilderness Canoe Trips sampling of kayaks and canoes....
Wilderness Canoe Trips, Inc. is a complete canoe and kayak outfitter, offering canoes, solo or tandem kayaks and tube trips on the Brandywine River, plus paddles, life jackets, and transportation to and from the river, safety equipment and lots of sage advice!

The experience is excellent for first-timers or group trips because of the river's meandering and gentle flow. It can also be one of the most relaxing, healthy, and enjoyable ways to spend a few hours or a full day on the water surrounded by its beautiful flora and fauna. All you need to do is pick a date, time and distance.

Wilderness Canoe Trips
2111 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 654-2227
Wilderness Canoe Trips Website

Have a Canoe or Kayak of your own? Bring it to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - America's first Urban Refuge.

The Refuge is not only a great place to place for a river ride, it offers 10 miles of hiking trails and boundless
opportunities for taking fabulous photos...
The 4.5 mile segment of Darby Creek that flows through the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is unique and scenic.

It winds through the largest freshwater marsh in Pennsylvania, which allows canoeists to see a variety of plants and animals. The refuge waters are tidal and navigable only within 2 hours before and after high tide. So before you come, call the Visitor Contact Station at 215-365-3118 for tidal info.

So much to see...
As you enter the creek at the canoe launch, you may see Canada geese feeding in the fields or a northern harrier (marsh hawk) soaring over the marsh. In the creek, you may see the eastern painted turtle or the state-endangered red-bellied turtle sunning on a log or rock. Hooded mergansers, pintails, shovelers and mallards are a few of the ducks that you may pass. Least bitterns, great egrets, black-crowned night herons and yellow warblers are among the species which nest on or near the refuge.
Click to read more

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-3118 office


Night photography of a purple wall with a blue wooden door and a tree with thin branches, lit by a lantern..
In recent years, technology has both enabled and encouraged us to take photos of virtually everything we (and our friends!) see, do, and shouldn't do ;)  The result is that many of us have become pretty great photographers.  But if you're looking to take your skills up a notch consider taking Night Photography Classes at the Wayne Art Center, offered every Wednesday evening between  July 11th and August 1st, from  6 - 9pm.


Abstract urban background of night city blurred by motion.
Night photography is unique in that the photos look nothing like what we actually see with our eyes.  What looks like or gets overlooked in daylight, takes on a magical new life after dark. Night photographers take ordinary elements like the door and tree pictured above, and tell a different story about them. Like painters, most photographers start with a blank canvas.  But for those who stalk the perfect shots after dark, their canvas is not blank - it's black.


Long exposure night photography of a church and moving cars.
Night photography refers to photographs taken outdoors between dusk and dawn. Night photographers generally have a choice between using artificial light and using a long exposure, exposing the scene for seconds, minutes, and even hours in order to give the film or digital sensor enough time to capture a usable image. With the progress of high-speed films, higher-sensitivity digital image sensors, wide-aperture lenses, and the ever-greater power of urban lights, night photography is increasingly possible using available light.

The Wayne Art Center is offering 4 Wednesday night classes in Evening & Night Photography for $135.
You'll learn night photography guidelines, techniques, and tricks for making exciting night-time photographs.

Twilight and evening photographs: The city of Philadelphia, the Chadds Ford Historic Society's Famous Pumpkin Carve,
the US Army Band performing at Rose Tree Park, a couple of canine pals taking in a Jersey Shore sunset... :)
and finally, a picture taken in a forest that is dancing with hundreds of fireflies.

Learn about composition and camera techniques through in-class technical demonstrations and photography experiences in the beautiful gardens at Wayne Art Center and at various nearby locations. Please note: The first class will meet at Wayne Art Center.

The recommended gear is a single lens reflex (SLR) camera. If you do not have one, a camera with an attached lens can be an acceptable tool if the shutter can stay open at least 30 seconds (but it will not be able do all that an SLR can do.) Phone cameras do not have the functionality for this class.

This class meets Wednesdays: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 & 8/1 Register Here

WAYNE ART CENTER HOURS:
Monday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-3553 · 610-995-0478 fax
The hottest tickets in town this summer say Upper Darby Performing Arts Center!  Harry Dietzler, Creative and Executive Director of the Center, has produced one of the most successful and popular Summer Theater Programs in the tri-state area.  Seven exciting family shows will open during the six weeks between July 3rd and August 10th, and more than 34,000 tickets will be sold. 

So get yours now, because this could be their biggest summer yet! Recently recognized as "The Most Loved Place to Go in the Philadelphia Region," the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center (UDPAC) can turn an ordinary summer into a show-stopper!

The Mainstage production at Summer Stage is the pinnacle of the season featuring adult performers (ages 18 – 28) in a full scale, Broadway style production with a live orchestra. 

This year they are presenting the Tony Award-Winning Musical 42nd Street! 
This is the ultimate show-biz musical that celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of American musical theater. Hear some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” "Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” and “42nd Street.” Performances are July 27, July 28, August 3,  and August 4 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on August 4 at 1:30 pm.
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Upper Darby's Summer Stage is also presenting six, one-hour long children’s theater musicals including THREE DISNEY SHOWS!

  • The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. - July 3 to July 6
  • Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. - July 11 to July 13
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. - July 18 to July 20
  • Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical - July 25 to July 27
  • A Year with Frog and Toad - August 1 to August 3
  • Disney’s Mary Poppins, Jr. - August 7 - August 10
These shows are ideal for ages four and up and are approximately sixty minutes long.

UDPAC's Shooting Stars at Rose Tree Park.
The Shooting Stars Song & Dance Troupe features 36 high energy performers who bring the house down at events all over the East Coast.
From the Longwood Gardens Christmas Special on NBC 10 to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, DC, and Disney World, this troupe never fails to earn standing ovations!  

Check their performing schedule online or book them for an upcoming event by calling 610-394-1570.

Summer Stage and Upper Darby Performing Arts Center has been recognized three consecutive years as the “The Best Children’s Theater” by Main Line Parent Magazine. HulaFrog recently recognized them as the “Most Loved Place to Go” within the Philadelphia region. 

Founder and Executive Director, Harry Dietzler received the Barrymore Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and in 2016 he received an Honorable Mention in the Tony Awards' Excellence in Theater Education category -- making him the only theater teacher in the state of Pennsylvania to be recognized out of a field of over 3,000 applicants.

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
The shows take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA.
Tickets are on sale now at the box office. Call 610.622.1189 or visit The UDPAC website



But Stern’s not the only fan! Even other magicians like Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller have  referred to David's Street Magic as "the best TV magic special ever done." 

See him LIVE at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby for one show only,  July 11th, at 8pm.
David was just 23 when Street Magic first aired on ABC, transforming televised magic by turning the camera on the audience. Spectators at home could feel the visceral reaction of people being astonished. The New York Times went on to declare that David had “taken a craft that’s been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it,” while The New Yorker prominently stated “he saved magic.”


In addition to the many millions who have seen him on television, Blaine has also performed live for audiences of over 20,000 in arenas around the world. He has performed intimately for every sitting American president including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as a number of international leaders and prominent figures such as Henry Kissinger, Michael Bloomberg, Stephen Hawking, Muhammad Ali, among others. His TED talk became one of Bill Gates’ personal favorites, and is widely considered the most revealing testimony Blaine has ever given on the topic of his remarkable career.
Get Tickets Here


LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
69th and Ludlow Streets, Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 352-2887
Tower Theater Concert Schedule


One of the wonderful things about great art, is that it makes us ask the big, monumental, life affirming questions.   Like, “Where is this animal's feet?”

This summer the Brandywine River Museum of Art is presenting Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art, a landmark exhibition featuring 13 major American artists whose works examine our relationship with nature—exploring both its beauty and its capacity to inspire awe and fear. 


Jennifer Trask’s sculptures encourage the viewer to ponder the relationship
between mortality and fertility, as she uses animal bones as source
material for her detailed carvings of plants and flowers.
Organized by the Brandywine Museum with guest curator Suzanne Ramljak, Natural Wonders will investigate the intersection between the natural and artificial realms -- and the wild and cultivated.

Through some 40 recent works, the artists raise questions about our strained relationship with the natural world: from species extinction, to the loss of open space, to the prevalence of GMOs and the increase in designer breeding of both plants and animals. 
Suzanne Anker, Remote Sensing: Micro-Landscapes (detail),
2013–17, plaster, pigment, resin in 24 Petri dishes, each 4 x 4 x 2”.
Courtesy of the artist.

Artists such as Maya Lin, Roxy Paine, Dustin Yellin and Diana Thater will present works that address such ecological concerns, including the museum debut of Thater’s Road to Hana series, which captures in a multi-screen video wall the fantastical “painted forest” of rainbow eucalyptus on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Other works enlist sophisticated technologies and techniques—from 3D printing and lenticular prints, to advanced 4K digital cinema—to capture and convey nature’s formidable powers, such as the North American premiere of Mark Tribe’s New Nature series of 4K videos drawn from wilderness preserves in the United States.

Andrew Wyeth's Studio,  by Carolos Alejandro
Bring the family and spend a few hours pondering the world's environmental challenges.
Experience a fresh vision of nature through the eyes of some of the Country's outstanding contemporary artists.
Brandywine River Museum of Art Website

About the Brandywine River Museum of Art:
 The Museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).

Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for students and children ages 6 and up; free for children 5 and younger and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art members.

Guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N. C. Wyeth House & Studio, and the Kuerner Farm—all National Historic Landmarks­—are available daily (for an additional fee) through November 18; advance reservations are recommended.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-2700
Try saying that 3 times fast!!! 

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park is about to be overrun with pirates, spies and other devilish rogues of the high seas.  
They’ll drop anchor on July 14th from 11am to 4pm for a fun day of pirate battles, spy missions plus all kinds of games and crafts.

When pirates fought, they had the right to call for ‘parley’ – a temporary truce followed by discussion and deal making – but the only thing you’ll be ‘negotiating’ on Saturday is your way around the Plantation with swashbuckling games, flag making, and history-based demonstrations of life on the sea in the 18th century!

And as you ferry the kids over to the site, why not set the mood with a few very plank-tation jokes:

How much did the pirate's earrings cost? A-buck-an-ear.

Why do seagulls fly over the sea?  If they flew over the bay, they'd be bagels.

A pirate walks into a tavern with a paper towel on his head. The bar-keep asks why?  "I've got a Bounty on me head!"

Why should pirates work for FedEx? They have the fastest ships in the shipping business.

If Blackbeard played sports who would he play for? Either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What's a pirate's favorite basketball move? Jump hook.

How do pirates make their money? By hook or by crook.

Why don't pirates take a bath before they walk the plank? They'll just wash up on shore later...

How could the pirate acquire the ship so cheaply? Because it was on sail.

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LOCATION:  ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Hours: 11am to 4pm, last entry at 3pm
Admission:  $10 for adults; $6 for children ages 4 to 12: Children under age 4 are free.
To GPS the location: 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073.
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park

Ever hear your parents or grandparents reminisce about fun Summer nights at the outdoor Drive-in Theater? Well today's version of great outdoor family-night entertainment leads you to 4 uniquely different Haverford Township Parks ... 

Load up the car with friends, family, blankets, and lawn chairs and enjoy free outdoor concerts as dusk creeps up on the day.  Arrive early, and just like the old Drive-in movies, the kids will play games, throw Frisbees and do line dances with friends while the musicians tune up on stage, waiting for twilight and stragglers to arrive.

The Road Dogs band features your favorite songs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's
and will perform July 25th at Hilltop/Steel Field.
Pull up a piece of lawn at one of the following  neighborhood parks. where the music is cool and admission is free ;)
However donations are appreciated and go to support other local associations and civic groups.

  • Concerts start at 7 PM, gates open at 6 PM.  
  • Concessions are available for sale at each concert.  
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.  
  • Carry in, carry out.  

July 11th: Christine Havrilla, acclaimed singer/songwriter – (Pictured in the top photo, on guitar) Paddock Park, 178 W. Hillcrest Ave, Havertown - Hosted by the Paddock Park Improvement Group

July 25th: The Road Dogs (The sounds of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s) – Hilltop/Steel Field, 1400 Steel Road, Havertown - Hosted by the Hilltop Civic Association

Wondering how to surprise your kids this summer?

Combine a little history with snacks, stars and cars!
A couple of summers ago my brother was visiting from out of state, 
and instead of watching movies on TV we packed up the car 
with some of our favorite snacks and headed for Becky's Drive-In 
in Walnutport, a tiny burg in the Lehigh Valley.  
Kids were having a blast with their parents, and I never saw a 
single cell phone! We reminisced, polished off a bag of M&Ms 
and relished the experience of seeing stars not only on screen...
but overhead!  Becky's Drive In
Aug 22nd: Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society (1920’s jazz and more) – Westgate Hills Pavilion, 1614 Rose Tree Lane, Havertown - Hosted by the Westgate Hills Civic Association

August 30th: Beautiful Dreamer: A Beach Boys Tribute (The soundtrack of summer)-  Merwood Park, Wynnefield Lane and Cherry Lane, Havertown - Hosted by the Merwood Civic Association

Food by Tapas on York will be available for purchase. They offer "food on a stick" and specialty cupcakes. 

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
Click for more information: Kelly Music For Life Website
For those who want to GPS the locations, the Havertown zip code is 19083.
Kelly Music For Life is an incorporated 501c3 non-profit organization that supports Music Education, Community, Culture and the Arts
Read more about Puddle of Mudd here!

Puddle of Mudd is an American alt-rock band that has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States. And you can bet the Block will be rocking on July 7th!

Their most recent album covers hits by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Neil Young, AC/DC, Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks, Elton John, Free and Led Zeppelin and others.
Puddle of Mudd band members are Wes Scantlin on lead vocals and rhythm guitar --  Matt Fuller
on lead & rhythm guitar, and background vocals -- Dave Moreno on drums, backing vocals,
and Michael John Adams on bass and backing vocals. 
Their major-label debut Come Clean has sold over five million copies - and on Saturday night, July 7th they're going to bring the house down at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Race Track on the Delaware River!  

They'll be joined by Saving Abel and Sponge for a one-of-a-kind, star-spangled night of American Rock. Click for tickets to Block Center Events

Saving Abel is an American Southern Rock Band that loves to tour and bring their Tennessippi Sound to fans all across the country.  Read more at SavingAbel.rocks

Sponge is an American alternative rock band from Detroit, Michigan 
Formed in 1991 by Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, Tim Cross, and Joey Mazzola.Dombroski, the Cross brothers were formerly of the hard rock band Loudhouse.

Jimmie's Chicken Shack
SATURDAY JULY 14TH - Be a Rock Star!
Here's your chance to be Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Bowie, Bruce, Donna Summer, Annie Lennox or Steven Tyler! From 8 to midnight you'll have a chance to sing with a live band!  This event is free at The Bar at The Block. Must be 21 or older.

FRIDAY JULY 20TH - Jimmie's Chicken Shack
This four man Rock/Indie/Alternative band has been building a fan base for 25 years with riveting performances and a passion for music! Jimi Haha, Jerome Maffeo, Island Styles and Christian Valiente will make sure you have unforgettable night inside The Block,  8 to 11pm. This event is free and all guests must be 21 or older.

SATURDAY JULY 21ST - See the Big Package Band 
Big Package, a 10-piece band out of Wilmington, is comprised of musicians who for years have played in a variety of musical settings including cover bands, jazz fusion bands, funk and R & B, blues, and original. With 5 tightly wrapped horns, a rhythm section that just doesn't quit, and the exceptional lead vocalist Steve Miller, Big Package hits you hard with high energy funk and dangerous dance music. This event is free, 8:30 to 11:30pm, and all guests must be 21 or older.

SATURDAY JULY 28TH
Rock out with the Victoria Watts Band
Victoria Watts' Pop/Rock and Alternative band features Kevin Van Ouwerkerk on Drumms, Kirby San on Bass and Steve Catania on Guitar. Victoria is lead singer and guitarist and her many experiences have helped her develop a cool rock & pop sound that is uniquely her own.

This San Diego native moved to the East Coast to attend the Contemporary Music Center, a by-invitation artist colony, where she honed her skills in live performance, studio work, and songwriting. After a stint in Nashville, she moved to Philadelphia to play bass for Talain Rayne and guitar for Element K. Victoria now tours full time.

The show is free and runs 8:30 to 11:30pm. Guests much be 21 or older.

LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
The Block Center at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Race Track
777 Harrah's Blvd, Chester, PA
(484) 490-1800
Click for more Block Center information and tickets