A Socially-Distanced Outdoor Concert Series is Coming to the Willows

Photo courtesy of Winding Way

The free series kicks off on Aug. 9.

Activities and events around the country have been canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But some local venues and organizers are creatively adapting to the new guidelines and restrictions to safely bring entertainment to audiences. A summer staple, outdoor concerts have only just begun to return and will be heading to the Willows Park Preserve in Villanova starting Aug. 9.

Newtown Square’s Winding Way Records is launching a free outdoor concert series, which kicks off with performances from The Fractals and Mia Johnson, who will take the stage at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9.

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The concerts will have capacity limits of 250 people and thanks to the Willows’ 47-plus acre preserve, there will be plenty of space for attendees to spread out and socially distance. Picnic tables will be spaced 25 feet apart and concert-goers can bring blankets and food to enjoy while watching the shows. Face masks are required if anyone leaves their table area, and tickets must be booked in advance.

Boxed dinners from Serock Catering will also be available during the shows. They include a menu like a southern fried chicken breast and thigh with cornbread, maple butter toffee, and a white chocolate blondie.

Two additional concerts are planned for Sept. 12 and Oct. 11.

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