Playhouse in the Park


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Franklin Park Coalition presents

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park

Bring a picnic supper, your lawn chairs, and lots of friends! Remember, there’s no smoking or alcohol use in the park. Barbecuing is not permitted in the park. Food trucks will be on site to supply your needs!

Please come out and join us for this legendary, cultural arts series. Founded in 1966 the Elma Lewis Playhouse in Park has hosted magnificent musical acts such as Duke Ellington, to Billy Taylor Trio and others alike. This family oriented venue has events for all ages. In the morning dance events get everyone up and moving, and in the evening; concerts showcase talents from the local communities and neighborhoods.

Opening Day 2016 – Tuesday, July 12th

11am – OrigiNation

6pm – July 12th: Athene Wilson & Friends

 

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Click here for the 2016 Summer Season Line-up, starting Tuesday July 12th

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park is a beloved Franklin Park institution with concerts and performances throughout the summer. The current Playhouse emulates the original summer series brought to the community from 1966-1978 by Elma Lewis, renowned Roxbury arts leader. Located in the footprint of the Overlook Shelter ruins, the Playhouse brought national musicians to the Franklin Park stage, including Duke Ellington who opened the season every fourth of July weekend until his death.

Sponsoring outdoor concerts is expensive! To make sure you and your friends can continue to enjoy concerts, right in your very own park, please make a contribution today.

Please come out and join us for this legendary, cultural arts series. Founded in 1966 the Elma Lewis Playhouse in Park has hosted magnificent musical acts such as Duke Ellington, to Billy Taylor Trio and others alike. This family oriented venue has events for all ages. In the morning dance events get everyone up and moving, and in the evening; concerts showcase talents from the local communities and neighborhoods.

Morning and evening shows are held every Tuesday for six weeks in July and August. Please find the exact dates listed below.

Dates: July 12th, 19th, 26th, Aug 2nd, 9th, 16th.

2016 Kite Festival (59)

 

Children’s Playhouse will be held in the morning time from 11:00am-1:00pm and will only be on the dates listed below.

July 12th, 19th, and 26th

Musical Acts For Children Playhouse: Origination

Location: Overlook Ruins

For More information regarding Children’s Playhouse please click here.

 

 

 

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The Family Playhouse will be held for the entire 6 week session of playhouse in the park and will begin at 6:00pm and end at 8:00pm. Please find all of the dates listed below.

Dates: (July 12th, 19th, 26th, Aug 2nd, 9th, 16th).

Musical Acts For Family PlayHouse:

July 12th: Athene Wilson & Friends

July 19th: E-Water Band

July 26th: Chosen from Berklee

August 2: DJ Dance Party with Nomadik

August 9th: Midnight Crew all star Revue

August 16th: AJ Smooth Motown

Location: Overlook Ruins

Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

The Playhouse is presented by the Franklin Park Coalition, the National Center of Afro-American Artists, and the City of Boston’s Parks Department & ParkARTS Playhouse kids

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