Evening Concerts in Your Neighborhood!

Summer in the Parks will also present FOUR evenings of FREE music in City parks during the upcoming weeks. Don’t miss these exciting opportunities for music, dancing, and lots of fun with the whole family! 6:30-8:00 PM

  • WED, JULY 15: Pristine Raeign @ Holloway/Compton Park (E. 7th & N. Lombard Streets)
  • WED, JULY 29: Jea Street Jr. @ Father Tucker Memorial Park (N. Lincoln Street & W. 9th-Howland Streets)
  • WED, AUG 5: Music School of Delaware and Delaware Children’s Theatre @ Union Park Gardens (S. Bancroft Parkway & Sycamore Street)
  • WED, AUG 26: Christina Cultural Arts Center featuring Richard Raw and the Word Warrior Band @ NEW LOCATION! Sugar Bowl Pavilion in Brandywine Park (Washington St/Baynard Blvd & W. 18th Street)

All programs and schedules contingent upon weather, subject to change. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for more details and the latest updates!

The Grand is proud to announce a new artist residency program in cooperation with the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center. Throughout the month of July, the newly renovated Community Center will host arts experiences for children, ages 6-12. Youth will be invited to explore a different art form each weekday afternoon:

  • MONDAYS – Poetry & Spoken Word with Christian Wills, focusing on participation and learning poetry, poetry writing, open mic and performance techniques.
  • TUESDAYS – Dance & Movement with Ashley SK Davis from Pieces of a Dream, learning various styles of dance, rhythm and musicality, basic choreography, spatial awareness, and body control;
  • WEDNESDAYS – Theatre & Acting with Mariah Ghant and Anthony McIver from Delaware Shakespeare, providing a fun and interactive introduction to the works of Shakespeare, the time period, his use of language, and acting out famous scenes.
  • THURSDAYS – Music & Drumming with Jason Keller, focusing on participation and learning drums, drumming techniques, drum lines, with fun and familiar music.

These recreational opportunities are provided with all necessary COVID-19 health and safety precautions in place in accordance with State of Delaware Phase 2 guidelines. Should any activity offered by the City result in COVID-related health concerns for participants or staff, the activity will be halted immediately for further review.

Summer in the Parks was created in 2013 to provide a variety of visual and performing arts activities for youth and families right in their own neighborhoods. Since its launch, Summer in the Parks has served more than 23,600 participants at 505 events. The program’s success is greatly attributed to collaboration between The Grand, the City of Wilmington, and dozens of civic organizations, educators, caregivers, and other nonprofits who believe in the importance of our primary goal: to provide a safe and creative outlet for neighborhood youth during the summer months.

Wilmington Seal

Sponsored by the City of Wilmington

Produced by The Grand Opera House

Additional support provided by PNC Arts Alive!


Pamelyn Manocchio
302-658-7897 x3300