Morris Arboretum’s Late Night Wednesdays Continues with Singer Geoff Hansplant, July 27

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The sounds of summer are more than chirping crickets and buzzing bees at Morris Arboretum! On Wednesday, July 27, 6-7:30pm, join singer, songwriter Geoff Hansplant for a show blending original material with classics from the country blues genre.  His Piedmont Blues inflected originals formed the backbone of the Dirt Track Racer album, Kick Off Your Muddy Boots, which reached number four in the nation on the Roots Music Charts in the winter of 2014.  Geoff’s first album, Pilgrim’s Progress, also received wide spread airplay, particularly in Europe.  Expect a show featuring songs from each of those albums, new work, and classics from Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Willie McTell and Jesse Fuller.  It’s foot-stompin’ music with a philosopher’s touch.

Free with admission. No registration required.

On late night Wednesdays, the garden is open until 8pm.  Stay the evening and enjoy your own picnic dinner or purchase supper from the light fare menu at the Compton Café.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure Exhibit adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm.  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm.  For more information, visit

Photo Credit:  Courtesy, Geoff Hansplant, pictured on right in photo.