Listen: The Fairmount Park Twilight Music Festival Playlist

This summer, The Twilight Music Festival will populate eight Sunday evenings, deep in the heart of Fairmount Park, where MLK Jr. Drive meets the Dragon Boat Dock. And across these eight concerts from Philly-connected artists, each one promises to be its own kind of special; in fact, the series is so well-curated that we discovered it also works fantastically as its own playlist.  Curated by Greg Mungan of Johnny Brenda’s, Twilight Music Festival proceeds benefit Philly parks. “[The series] takes advantage of a gorgeous, green, public space along the Schuykill River,” he told us. “I aimed for an eclectic roster of Philly bands that reflects the rich musical diversity of the city and its residents.” And boy did he deliver. Over the run of Twilight, you’ll have the chance to check out Taylor McFerrin, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Sun Ra Arkestra, Worldtown Soundsystem, Bardo Pond, Grandchildren, Steve Gunn (solo) and The Dove & the Wolf. Each concert is free, and the result of a collaboration between Philly Parks & Rec, Fairmount Park Conservancy and FCM Hospitality. And, as you can hear above, each is its own recipe for a pretty magnificent Sunday night.