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5 Main Line-Area Events Happening in June That You Won’t Want to Miss

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Photo by Tony Nelson


June 17

Guided by Voices at Ardmore Music Hall

Is the Main Line ready for Guided by Voices? We’ll find out June 17, when the prolific and unpredictable Robert Pollard comes to Ardmore Music Hall with his iconic indie rock outfit. A former schoolteacher who’s gone on to record well over 30 albums in the past 35 years, Pollard will be 65 in October. While Pollard can still manage a mean high dance kick, it’s rumored that he’s curbed his legendary onstage beer consumption. Then again, the show is sponsored by Tröegs.

Visit ardmoremusichall.com.

—Hobart Rowland

June 3–19

Evita at SALT Performing Arts

The Chester County theater troupe tackles Evita, a Broadway mainstay that combines politics, romance, glamour and the unforgettable music of Andrew Lloyd Webber for an enduring tale of ambition and perseverance. Visit saltpa.com.

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Photo by Colin Lane


June 11

Wayne Music Festival

After a two-year hiatus, the Wayne Festival returns. Acts include Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band with John Kadelick, Jade Bird (pictured), King Yellowman, Tommy Conwell, Jeffrey Gaines, Wallis, Jared Feinman, and more. The live music starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 10:30, with fireworks to follow. Visit waynemusicfestival.com.

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June 12

20th Annual French Creek Iron Tour

Pedal to preserve the scenic lands of the French and Pickering Conservation Trust. The route is home to 13,000 acres of agricultural and historical acreage. Tours of 11-100 miles kick off at Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds. All ages are welcome. Visit irontour.org.

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Sean Scully’s “Pale Fire” (1988). Photo courtesy of PMA

Thru July 31

Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Experience over 100 works by groundbreaking Irish-born abstract artist Sean Scully in this stunning exhibition curated by PMA staff. The sculptural paintings, watercolors and prints are also featured in a new book with the same title. Visit philamuseum.org.

Related: Your Guide to Summer Concerts and Festivals Around the Main Line