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Longwood’s summer series tickets on sale

03/18/2019 01:57PM ● By J. Chambless

Tickets are on sale for the summer lineup at Longwood Gardens, a season that includes a Broadway superstar, jazz legends, a country classic artist and more. Visit for reservations and more information. The summer lineup includes:


Wine & Jazz All Stars (Friday only)

Friday, May 31, 2019

7:30 p.m. Open Air Theatre

Tickets are $49

Start your fun early with a special nighttime Wine & Jazz All Stars Performance. We bring together our powerhouse Wine & Jazz performers to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Hear Delfeayo Marsalis (trombone), Stefon Harris (vibraphone), Anat Cohen (clarinet), and Bria Skonberg (trumpet, vocals) as they join for the first time. This concert that won’t be available during Saturday’s Wine & Jazz offerings. After the performance, enjoy a jazz-inspired illuminated fountain show in the Main Fountain Garden. Chairs and blankets can be set up beginning at 5 p.m. in the Main Fountain Garden.


Wine & Jazz Festival (Saturday only)

Saturday, June 1, 2019

2 p.m. Throughout Longwood Gardens

Enjoy the sights and sounds of live music while savoring wines from around the world. Sip along to jazz selections and, after the sun goes down, catch a jazz-inspired evening fountain show to round out your day. Tickets include gardens admission from 1 to 10 p.m.  Each 21 years and older ticket includes 10 wine tastings and a souvenir stemless wine glass. Tastings end at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39 for ages 5 to 20 or designated driver, and $59 for 21 and older.



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:30 p.m. Open Air Theatre

Tickets are $27 to $47

As Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Since the company’s founding in 2005, BalletX has encouraged formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The resident dance company of The Wilma Theater, BalletX has performed at prestigious venues and festivals worldwide.


“Seven Things I Learned”: An Evening With Ira Glass

Sunday, June 16, 2019

7:30 p.m. Open Air Theatre

Tickets are $42 to $72

The host and creator of the public radio program “This American Life,” Ira Glass shares lessons learned from his life and career in storytelling with “Seven Things I Learned.” Beginning his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington DC in 1978, Glass put “This American Life” (now with a following of more than 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast on the air) in 1995. Glass has championed the style of narrative journalism found in a new generation of podcasts and radio shows.


Leslie Odom, Jr.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

7:30 p.m. Open Air Theatre

Tickets are $63 to $93

Best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical hit “Hamilton,” Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom, Jr., showcases his talent in his Longwood debut. With a career spanning Broadway, television, film, and music, Odom, Jr, made his Broadway debut in “Rent” and has sent two albums to the top of the Billboard jazz chart. He recently added the title of author to his resume with the release of his book “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.”


Rosanne Cash and Band – “She Remembers Everything”

Sunday, June 30, 2019

7:30 p.m. Open Air Theatre

Tickets are $38 to $58

Rosanne Cash is on tour with “She Remembers Everything,” a poetic, lush, and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and fragile world. “She Remembers Everything” follows Cash’s triple-Grammy winning album “The River & the Thread” (2014) and marks a return to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her southern roots and family heritage. In the wake of the latest tsunami of survivor stories, Cash has embraced women’s narratives in this powerful material.


The Philadelphia Orchestra

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7:30 p.m. Open Air Theatre

Tickets are $55 to $85

Led by assistant conductor Kensho Watanabe, The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates its legacy of excellence with an evening of music by American composers and Beethoven. Beginning with Michael Daugherty’s “Flamingo,” a wild and fun concerto for two tambourines, the orchestra relaxes with George Gershwin’s charming “Lullaby for String Quartet” before racing to intermission with Morton Gould’s “American Symphonette No. 2.” Concluding the program is Beethoven’s masterpiece “Symphony No. 1.”


Jesse & Joy

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

7:30 p.m. Open Air Theatre

Tickets are $37 to $57

With off-the-scale success in Latin America, Mexican brother and sister singer-songwriter pop duo Jesse & Joy continues to grow across North and Latin America, as well as Europe. In the 10 years since the Huerta-Uecke siblings started recording together they’ve released four albums, sold out tours throughout the Americas, and won six Latin Grammy Awards and a U.S. Grammy Award.

 Longwood Gardens hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 610-388-1000 or visit