Erie Philharmonic offers free concerts in Gibson Park

The Erie Philharmonic will take up residency this summer for three concerts — July 16, 24 and 31 — in the picturesque Gibson Park in downtown North East.

The Summer Concerts in the Park series will be offered for free, thanks to a partnership between the Erie Philharmonic and North East Arts Council along with local sponsors The Skunk & Goat Tavern, 4 NINE Place, Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett and The North East Community Foundation.

“Bringing the music outdoors is a perfect fit for the summer and offers a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere that’s perfect for all ages to enjoy,” said Steve Weiser, Executive Director of the Erie Philharmonic.
The concerts all start at 7:30 p.m., but each has a unique musical format:

  • July 16 – A 22-person string orchestra under the direction of Music Director Daniel Meyer
  • July 24 – Patriotic and energetic tunes performed by a brass quintet
  • July 31 – A fun night of popular classics performed by an octet

Gibson Park is located in the heart of downtown North East, on the northwest corner of the intersection of Routes 89 and 20.

Concertgoers are invited to bring their own chairs. The Skunk and Goat Tavern will provide food and beverages for onsite purchase, along with a free instrumental petting zoo and one-of-a-kind virtual reality experiences provided by the Erie Philharmonic.

For more information, contact Megan Kelly at 814.455.1375, ext. 24.