PM_4543 croppedMORRIS ARBORETUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION

May 26, 2015 Susan Crane (215) 247-5777 ext. 121

Morris Arboretum’s Summer Concert Series Returns forThree Thursday Nights in June

Sounds of summer at Morris Arboretum include more than crickets chirping! Get your picnics and blankets & chairs ready for three fun evenings of XPN Kids Corner concerts presented by WXPN 88.5FM. This year, all three concerts will be held on Thursday nights in June, outdoors in Morris Arboretum’s beautiful Azalea Meadow.

Thursday, June 11, 6:30-7:30pm, The Cat’s Pajamas

For 25 years The Cat’s Pajamas have been making very cool music for kids, bringing a musical comedy twist to high-octane kid-rock. The Cats put on more than a concert—they invite the audience from the very first note to enter a wild, wonderful world of stories, dance, puppets and props, all backed by a band making great music that just happens to be for kids. Healthy and delicious smoothie samples will be available courtesy of Green Soul, a fun, family-friendly restaurant in Chestnut Hill.

Limited parking. Purchase your advance tickets on-line to receive a discount and reserve your space, http://morrisarboretum.ticketleap.com/wxpn-kids-corner-concert—the-cats-pajamas/

On-line: $8/adult member; $4/child member; $16 adult non-member, $8/child non-member

At gate (if available): $10/adult member, $5/child member; $18 adult non-member, $10 child non-member

Thursday, June 18, 6:30-7:30pm, Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band

Winner of the 2015 New York Emmy® Award for Best Children’s Programming, Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world. They’re also known to provide a foot-stomping good time! Healthy and delicious smoothie samples will be available courtesy of Green Soul, a fun, family-friendly restaurant in Chestnut Hill.

Limited parking. Purchase your advance tickets on-line to receive a discount and reserve your space, http://morrisarboretum.ticketleap.com/wxpn-kids-corner-concert—alex–the-kaleidoscope-band/

On-line: $8/adult member; $4/child member; $16 adult non-member, $8/child non-member

At gate (if available): $10/adult member, $5/child member; $18 adult non-member, $10 child non-member

Thursday, June 25, 6:30-7:30pm, The Plants

Following up the success of their second CD, In Full Bloom, Philly local favorite, The Plants, are preparing to launch new music on The Harvest. Each song is specifically written to spark new ideas, evoke different emotions, and encourage creativity. The lighthearted music of The Plants is catchy, often times silly, and fun for children and adults alike. Healthy and delicious smoothie samples will be available courtesy of Green Soul, a fun, family-friendly restaurant in Chestnut Hill.

Limited parking. Purchase your advance tickets on-line to receive a discount and reserve your space, http://morrisarboretum.ticketleap.com/wxpn-kids-corner-concert—the-plants/

On-line: $8/adult member; $4/child member; $16 adult non-member, $8/child non-member

At gate (if available): $10/adult member, $5/child member; $18 adult non-member, $10 child non-member

During your visit, be sure to stop at The Shop at Morris Arboretum for unique Arboretum-branded merchandise. The Shop specializes in, environmentally-friendly reuse of materials, and items inspired by nature, with an emphasis on art & architecture this season. And for the person on your list who has everything, give the gift of a Morris Arboretum membership, the gift that lasts all year long.

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. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also the official arboretum of Pennsylvania. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure 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 (Apr-Oct). Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.

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