String Band Music Under the Stars with the Mummers in the Summer!

Mummers String Band at Mummers Museum

‘Family Fun and the Mummers Strut with the Mummers String Bands’ 

The Mummers in Philadelphia is a long standing tradition in which the History of the Mummers date back to the mid 1800′s. The first official parade was held January 1, 1901. Imagine that!

Many Philadelphians look forward to the Mummers Parade which takes place on New Year’s Day. If you wanted more Mummery, there was the Show of Shows, which use to take place near the end of February every year. But that has been cancelled since 2013. Other than a few Mummer’s productions throughout the year here and there, most of you would have to wait until New Year’s Day of the following year.

Do you believe in Santa?

Just think of it as Christmas in July, because here is your chance to catch a Mummers String Band once every Thursday evening from May through September starting at 8 pm.  The Mummers Concert is free and is held at the Mummers Museum in South Philly.

This old fashion block party brings family and friends together with lots of rich Mummers’ history. Know the Mummers strut? Here is your chance to strut with the Mummers as they play away.

As a reminder, you will want to bring your own lawn chairs and just sit back and relax. Refreshments, such as soft pretzels, hot dogs and soda, will be served starting at 7:30 pm.

Who is your favorite Mummers String Band? Please share with us in the comments below. Come out for some fun and excitement and relive the Mummers! FYI – If there is bad weather, the concert will be held inside the Mummers Museum.


Mummers Museum
1100 South 2nd Street (2nd St at Washington Ave)
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Dates & Time

Every Thursday Evening from May through September  |  May 18 – September 21, 2017   |  Starts at 8:00 pm

Summer Concert Schedule

  • May 18 - Duffy String Band  
  • May 25Fralinger String Band 
  • June 1 - Aqua String Band
  • June 8 - Uptown String Band 
  • June 15South Philadelphia String Band
  • June 22Greater Overbrook String Band 
  • June 29Quaker City String Band
  • July 13Avalon String Band 
  • July 20Broomall String Band
  • July 27Greater Kensington String Band
  • August 3 Hegeman String Band
  • August 10 Gloucester City String Band 
  • August 17Ferko String Band
  • August 24Trilby String Band 
  • August 31 - Woodland String Band
  • September 7Polish American String Band
  • September 14Durning String Band
  • September 21 – Hardley Ables String Band

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Jeff Belonger

Jeff Belonger has been in the mortgage industry for 19+ years and now wants to do something different. With his experience of blogging and social media, Jeff wants to share all of what Philadelphia has to offer, so he created At MyPhillyAlive, we want to share the excitement that the City of Philadelphia resonates. Sharing the passion within, from the people of Philadelphia. At MyPhillyAlive, we’ll be talking about Philadelphia restaurants, fun bars, the city night life, the history of Philadelphia, Philly attractions & events, the arts, sports, and much more. We want people to add their experiences regarding Philadelphia, even if they are from out of town, which can be done on our Facebook fan page as well. At the end of the day, we want to be different from the many Philadelphia sites. We want our site to be easy to navigate, while at the same time, we want you to not only find the hot spots, the best things to do in Philadelphia; but those hidden gems within the city. Thanks...

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  1. [...] String Band Music Under the Stars ~ September 19 ~ FREE concert starts at 8 pm. - Every Thursday through September, join the Mummers for an outdoor string band performance at the Mummers Museum! Tonight, Greater Kensington String Band. Refreshments are served at 7:30 pm; soft pretzels, hot dogs and soda. FYI - BYO lawn chairs! ~ Mummers in Philadelphia Summer Series ~ [...]

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