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Anson B. Nixon Park Summer Concert Series

Andrew Lipke

Free Event

Wednesday, July 31
Show | 7pm // Doors | 7pm
Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather. Shows start promptly at 7pm and run until 9pm with a brief intermission. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Homemade Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.
Verbena BYOB will offer dinner on July 31st.


Andrew Lipke


Andrew Lipke is a Philadelphia-based, South African born composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is driven, above all, by his passion to create, blend, isolate, fuse and explore disparate musical genres. This innate ability is no more evident than with the songs contained in his forthcoming EP entitled “Overture” which for the few who have heard it, consider it to be the apogee of Lipke’s musical journey to date…

Lipke has been featured as a composer, arranger, and/or vocalist with such prominent American orchestras as Nashville, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Indianapolis, Colorado, Columbus, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Oregon Symphony Orchestras.

Lipke has produced dozens of records for local and regional artists and has released six solo recordings. Notably, he formed the Azrael String Quartet to perform music he wrote and produced for his album genre-crossing “The Plague,” which was named one of “50 best albums of the year” by Philadelphia Weekly.

Lipke’s credits also include a punk rock score for the internationally released EPIX film “Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story,” as well as completing orchestral arrangements for Blue Note Record’s Amos Lee and his sold-out performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks amphitheater. This concert would later be released as “Amos Lee live from Red Rocks with The Colorado Symphony.”

Free Concert Series at Anson B Nixon Park
In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June. All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th.
The series is presented free of charge thanks to generous grants and donations from area businesses and charitable organizations including; The Chester County Community Foundation, Hadley, The Neil Joines Foundation Fund, The Jean and Aaron Martin Fund, Dansko, The Hutton Family Help Fund, The Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania, The Mushroom Festival, Just in Time Communications, Century 21 Pierce & Bair, Inc., Tri-M, Kennett Center For Advanced Dentistry, Wild Birds Unlimited, Melton Architects, Dorset Connects, H.A. Thomson Risk Management Services, Maffei Landscape Design LLC, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, and Historic Kennett Square.
The concerts are a collaboration between The Kennett Area Park Authority and The Kennett Flash and are organized by a volunteer committee over the span of several months leading up to the first concert.