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These Main Line Area Events Are Musts in June

A concert at the Keswick Theatre, music festivals in Wayne and West Chester and more make the month special.

June events
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Check out our calendar for more events throughout June.

Editor’s Pick

June 18

The Church and the Afghan Whigs at the Keswick Theatre


The Church
The Church. Photo by Hugh Stewart.

For more than a few of us, the Church’s 1988 hit “Under the Milky Way” was an integral piece of our college soundtrack. This resilient outfit has churned out a ton of great music before and since. Still led by founder Steve Kilbey, the group emerged from a crowded post-punk scene in 1980 to become one of Australia’s most successful rock bands. Three decades later, Kilbey proves he has plenty of juice left in his creative tank with the solid new album Eros Zeta & the Perfumed Guitars. The Church share a bill with potent Midwestern alt-rockers the Afghan Whigs, fronted by the incomparable Greg Dulli. Visit keswicktheatre.com.
—Hobart Rowland

June 2

Turks Head Music Festival

West Chester

Local musicians take the stage at Everhart Park all Sunday long, performing everything from pop and R&B to country and blues. Admission is free, with refreshments available for purchase and shopping from 70 artists and vendors. Visit turksheadfestival.com.

SNACKTIME. Photo by Stevie Chris.

June 8

Wayne Music Festival


This year’s WMF lineup features longtime regional favorites Tommy Conwell & the Young Rumblers, acclaimed singer/songwriter Margaret Glaspy, buzzy Philly horn band SNACKTIME and more than a dozen other regional and national acts. Enjoy live music on multiple outdoor stages, food from over 75 local restaurants and vendors, family-friendly attractions, beer gardens, and more. Visit waynemusicfestival.com.

June 9

Kennett Summerfest

Kennett Square

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Receive a tasting glass at the entrance for unlimited sipping from local wineries, then grab a snack, peruse the artisan stands and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Tuk + the Big Brass Ones bring their contemporary take on New Orleans-style jazz to the stage, and VIP tickets are available for access to an exclusive reception and early entry. Visit kennettbrewfest.com.

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June 10–11

Summer Workshop at Chanticleer Garden


Exercise your green thumb with lessons in planting, arranging cut flowers and more. After two full days, you’ll walk away with tips on gravel gardening, staking plants and other skills. Visit chanticleergarden.org.

June 22–23

Manayunk Arts Festival


The tri-state’s largest outdoor arts festival celebrates its 35th year with 300 artists and 30 up-and-comers showcasing their works. Visit manayunk.com.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Mussel-Fishers at Berneval”
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Mussel-Fishers at Berneval.” Courtesy of The Barnes Foundation.

June 23–Sept. 8

Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes


Featuring 35 renowned works from Henri Matisse and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, this new exhibition tracks the artists’ European modernist development, providing a rare opportunity to view some iconic pieces. Visit barnesfoundation.org.

What We’re Reading

Havertown resident and University of the Arts professor Elise Juska shares the story of three college friends reuniting after 25 years, compelling them to come to grips with the ghosts of the past and the realities of the present. Reunion explores how lifelong friendships can remind us of who we once were and who we’ve become—for better or worse. HarperCollins Publishers, 304 pages.

Courtesy of Elise Juska and HarperCollins Publishers.

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