The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

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Heyyy!!! Thanks for coming out to the "Carusi's Got Heart Variety Show". The vice principal is amazing for doing that!!!!!
Sell out
Dear MANN Center in Philadelphia Will you please announce any video game music concert so I can have an excuse to go?
Why isn’t Star Wars “Return of the Jedi” on the calendar for 2020. The Philadelphia Orchestra did A New Hope 2 years ago and Empire Strikes Back last summer. Shouldn’t they complete the original trilogy this summer?
Can you rent chairs on the lawn or do you need to bring your own?
This is a long shot but I found tickets to a very upcoming event at the Mann in Maple Shade NJ. If you lost tickets send PM.
FIX YOUR PARKING PROBLEMS. I did not buy these tickets months ago to wait in line for almost an hour and miss the first 20 minutes. Not even Game of Thrones is worth this bullsh*t. I had an easier time parking at Lincoln Center in NYC, maybe they can give you a few tips.
Your parking situation is an embarrassment. I arrived at the concert tonight at 7:30 and because of the MESS your center created, did not sit down until 8:30, WELL after the concert started. After all that, still being charged for parking is robbery.
Tame Impala, like other bands I've seen at the Mann, are amazing performers and extraordinarily talented, but your venue does not do them justice! You need a better screen, and more of them. Hire some camera operators and get some closeup video of the performers so the majority of the crowd can actually see what's going on. It's really a shame. Also, a band like Tame Impala would have been much better suited for the Skyline stage where people can dance and more of the audience can experience the visuals.
Is the Sun Lion Dance show still going on today? August 5th, 2019? It doesn't show up in your website page.
At the JOJO concert and this is the WORST experience EVER!
Handicap parking?

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, located in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park, continues its rich tradition as the Greater Philadelphia Region's premiere outdoor cultural arts center. Check us out online at www.manncenter.org.

The Mann Center—situated in historic Fairmount Park—seeks to advance its position as one of the nation’s leading non-profit outdoor summer performing arts festivals by: • Creating a broad spectrum of high quality, compelling, accessible and fun, communal entertainment experiences in its acclaimed multi-stage campus. • Providing leadership in arts education, through innovative and high impact collaborative educational activities for young people throughout the Philadelphia region. • Being a deeply valued civic asset to everyone in the Philadelphia region and a responsible community stakeholder in West Philadelphia and our immediate neighborhoods. As a nonprofit organization, we operate with the help of ticket sales, grant monies, corporate support, and donations from friends and patrons like you. Giving back to the community is part of our mission. That’s why we offer a host of education and community outreach opportunities as a FREE service to under-served audiences. Our Access the Arts Program includes complimentary tickets for nonprofit groups, our Young People’s Concert Series, and more.

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School District of Philadelphia Music Teachers - We Are the World

What a heartwarming virtual performance of "We Are The World" by the wonderful music teachers of the School District of Philadelphia! Thank you for this, and thank you for all that you do.

We are the world written by Michael Jackson + Lionel Richie arr. Roger Emerson Performed by music teachers from the School District of Philadelphia. We miss ...

#OnThisDay in 2016, Wilco graced our stage, welcomed by WXPN! 🎸🎹❤️ #ThrowbackThursday

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Say cheese! 🍕 At the Mann, it's been a longstanding tradition that the last Friday of every month is #PizzaFriday. Today, that ritual lives on from our homes!

#ThrowbackThursday 🔥 Fifth Harmony on May 26, 2017 // 📸: druf

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Staff Picks 5/26, a playlist by manncenter on Spotify

Need a new playlist? Check out our final Staff Picks installment below, featuring Vulfpeck, TOPS, the spirit of the beehive. and more!

🎶 Listen here: https://spoti.fi/2X4ka0t

open.spotify.com What is the Mann Center staff listening to at home? Join us each week as we share a special playlist of our favorites!

#MannMusicRoom: Carlo & Bob

Welcome to Week 10 of the #MannMusicRoom! Join us as we explore global cultures through music and dance, bringing new lessons, movements, and sounds straight to your home! 🏡🎶

In these videos, our friends Carlo and Bob from the Surabhi Ensemble in Chicago show us a beautiful Spanish melody on the guitar and a basic Spanish rhythm on the cajon.

For a printable student activity guide to go along with this episode, click here: https://bit.ly/36gT3m3

Website: https://www.surabhiensemble.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SurabhiEnsemble
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surabhiensemble/

Performing hearts will go on! Stay well, everyone.

This #MemorialDay, and every day, we honor our fallen heroes and their families. Thank you. 🇺🇸

#ThrowbackThursday Now that we're entering the warmer months, each week we'll take a look back at memorable concerts from seasons passed.

Kicking it off with The xx performing at our Skyline Stage on May 17, 2017. 🙌 // 📸: Jordan August Photography

Did you know May is #MentalHealthAwareness Month? 💛🙏 Take care of yourself, everyone. We cherish you!

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Staff Picks 5/19, a playlist by manncenter on Spotify

Wondering what we're currently vibing to at home? 😌🎶 This week's Staff Picks playlist is here, featuring The National, Brandi Carlile, FKA twigs & more: https://spoti.fi/3g7A29Z

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#MannMusicRoom: Kevin Leon

Episode 9 of the Mann Music Room is here! Join us as we explore global cultures through music and dance, bringing new lessons, movements, and sounds straight to your home! 🏡🎶

In this video, Kevin Leon of St. Paul and The Broken Bones shows us how to make music with "found sounds" from items you have at home. So, grab your pots and pans and let's get creative!

For a printable student activity guide to go along with this episode: https://bit.ly/3cJI9HE

Website: http://www.kevinleon.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/percussionkevin

Performing hearts will go on! Stay well, everyone.

Don't miss #PHLove, a one-time variety show on Thursday, May 21 at 7 PM, to support the PHL COVID-19 Fund! Daryl Hall, Questlove, and Patti LaBelle will headline #PHLove and feature DJ Jazzy Jeff, Amos Lee, DJ Diamond Kuts & Friends, Wallo267, Jeffrey Gaines, and many more! The family-friendly event will air live on 6ABC, CBS3, NBC10, WHYY, and stream nationwide online at Inquirer.com and Radio.com.

More information on the PHL COVID-19 Fund, recent grantees and its efforts to date can be found at PHLCOVID19Fund.org.

#ThrowbackThursday Loving this Philadelphia Inquirer article from our fifth annual picnic contest held in July of 1990. The theme was "Electrifying Ben"! ⚡️

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Staff Picks 5/12, a playlist by manncenter on Spotify

Wondering what we're currently vibing to at home? 😌🎶 This week's Staff Picks playlist is here: https://spoti.fi/2LkUgyP

open.spotify.com What is the Mann Center staff listening to at home? Join us each week as we share a special playlist of our favorites!

#MannMusicRoom: Los Bomberos de la Calle

Week 8 of the #MannMusicRoom is here! Join us as we explore global cultures through music and dance, bringing new lessons, movements, and sounds straight to your home! 🏡🎶

Los Bomberos de la Calle put together two special videos for us! The first is an interactive lesson of the Puerto Rican Bomba Sicá. The second uses that same Bomba Sicá rhythm to teach us a basic dance routine! 💃 So fun.

For a printable student activity guide to go along with this episode, click here: https://bit.ly/2WeOg13

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bgoZaM

Performing hearts will go on! Stay well, everyone.

Happy #MothersDay Weekend! 🌹💕 If you could be at any concert with your mom right now, what would it be?

📷 Robert E. Dias for The Philadelphia Bulletin, 1980 // Courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

#ThrowbackThursday Check out this amazing aerial view of Fairmount Park from April 1975, during the excavation of the venue!

📸 Charles T. Higgins for The Philadelphia Bulletin // Courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Today and always, thank you for your dedication, your courage, and your sacrifice. We appreciate you. #NationalNursesDay

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The Benedetti Foundation | Music Education

Join the Virtual Benedetti Sessions with Nicola Benedetti and the Benedetti Foundation! These sessions are free and open to all. Deadline to register is today! For info: BenedettiFoundation.org #benedettisessions

benedettifoundation.org The Benedetti Foundation will provide variation, inspiration and enrichment, to the UK’s education networks and communities. We are devoted advocates with a fierce approach towards pulling together individuals and organisations that too often work in isolation.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! 👏 Our Zoom Happy Hour may be over, but it's not too late to make a gift to our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign.

Support us here: MannCenter.org/GivingTuesdayNow

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#GivingTuesdayNow: May 5, 2020 | the Mann.

There’s still an hour left to join our #GivingTuesdayNow Zoom Happy Hour by donating before 5PM! Head over to MannCenter.org/GivingTuesdayNow to make your gift.

Every donation helps to ensure our future during this difficult time! Plus, your #GivingTuesdayNow gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor, along with members of our Chairman's Council, up to $20,000.

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Philadelphia doctor takes to streets to help black communities get tested for COVID-19

As always, our mission is to support and enrich our Parkside community. 5% of #GivingTuesdayNow proceeds will go to the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to support their efforts throughout West Philadelphia. Click the article below to learn more about what this incredible organization is doing locally!

Donate now: MannCenter.org/GivingTuesdayNow

abcnews.go.com Dr. Stanford has tested more than 1,500 deeply appreciative residents in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. She does not charge a dime.

#GivingTuesdayNow: Message from Naomi Gonzalez

Your #GivingTuesdayNow contribution to the Mann helps to support our Education and Community Engagement programs. Please take a moment to hear more about the importance of your gift from Naomi Gonzalez, the Mann's VP of Education & Community Engagement.

Donate now: MannCenter.org/GivingTuesdayNow

Today is the day: #GivingTuesdayNow! More than ever, your contribution makes an impact on our future and the future of our programs. ❤️

Head to MannCenter.org/GivingTuesdayNow to make your gift. Donate before 5PM today for an invitation to our Zoom Happy Hour, featuring a surprise performance and some very special guests!

May the Fourth be with you! ✨🖤 Sincerely, a whole bunch of Star Wars fans. #StarWarsDay

📸 Photos by Jordan August Photography

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#GivingTuesdayNow: May 5, 2020 | the Mann.

ICYMI: Tomorrow is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity that will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Please consider supporting the Mann during this vital campaign tomorrow. If you are in the position to give right now, know that your contribution is needed more than ever to keep our vision alive.

As always, our mission is to support and enrich our Parkside community. That’s why 5% of our #GivingTuesdayNow proceeds will go to the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to support their efforts throughout West Philadelphia.

Learn more at MannCenter.org/GivingTuesdayNow.

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#MannMusicRoom: Kinan Abou-afach

Episode 7 of the #MannMusicRoom is in! Join us as we explore global cultures through music and dance, bringing new lessons, movements, and sounds straight to your home! 🏡🎶

In this video, Syrian cellist and composer Kinan Abou-afach gives us a look into Arabic music through the oud and the cello. He even gives us some tips on musical improvisation!

For a printable student activity guide to go along with this episode: https://bit.ly/2SCoWzU

Website: http://www.kinanmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinan.abouafach
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/kinanabouafach

Performing hearts will go on! Stay well, everyone.

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Love From Philly, a virtual fest of Philly bands to play for COVID-19 relief

#LoveFromPhilly starts today! ❤️ This virtual three-day music festival will feature Philadelphia's finest, including Kurt Vile, Philadelphia Freeway, John Oates, and many more!

All festival proceeds will benefit 30AMP Circuit’s grants for local musicians, entertainment professionals, venues, and charitable organizations. Amazing!

Tune in all weekend at https://LoveFromPhilly.Live.

inquirer.com The three-day lineup includes Kurt Vile, Freeway, Christian McBride, The War On Drugs, and Low Cut Connie.

#ThrowbackThursday How's this for a time machine? Just a few months before we opened in 1976.

📸 Richard Rosenberg for The Philadelphia Bulletin // Courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

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Staff Picks 4/28, a playlist by manncenter on Spotify

Wondering what we're currently vibing to at home? 😌🎶 Well, we curated a playlist for you!

Check out this week's Staff Picks here: https://spoti.fi/2W4EBsG

open.spotify.com What is the Mann Center staff listening to at home? Join us each week as we share a special playlist of our favorites!

#MannMusicRoom: Mad Beatz Philly

Week 6 of the Mann Music Room is here! Join us as we explore global cultures through music and dance, bringing new lessons, movements, and sounds straight to your home! 🏡🎶

Mad Beatz Philly is a local drumline group that we've had the pleasure of partnering with in our summer workshops, Young People's Concert Series, and Motion & Music Academy. In this video, they use their artistry to share the uplifting energy and joy of hip hop culture from the comfort of their own homes!

For a printable student activity guide to go along with this episode: https://bit.ly/2YbAvkT

Website: https://www.madbeatzphilly.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madbeatzphilly/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madbeatzphilly/

#NationalVolunteerWeek Spotlight #3: Shane Johnson

"Every time you're on campus at the Mann is a wonderful time."

A big thank you to all of our amazing ambassadors! Head to MannCenter.org/VolunteerWeek for our full volunteer spotlight!

#NationalVolunteerWeek Spotlight #2: Adrienne C. Walls

"As a long-time fan of the Mann, it has been an honor and a delight to share these experiences with fellow fans old & new! It is ALWAYS #AGreatNightOut!"

Read Adrienne's full story at MannCenter.org/VolunteerWeek.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts—situated in historic Fairmount Park—seeks to advance its position as one of the nation’s leading non-profit, outdoor summer performing arts festivals by:


  • Creating a broad spectrum of high-quality, compelling, accessible, and fun, communal entertainment experiences in its acclaimed multi-stage campus.

  • Providing leadership in arts education through innovative and high-impact, collaborative educational activities for young people throughout the Philadelphia region.

  • Being a deeply valued civic asset to everyone in the Philadelphia region and a responsible community stakeholder in West Philadelphia and our immediate neighborhoods.
  • Vision

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts has served for many decades as the City of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival, presenting a wide array of cultural programming and popular events that have created a lifetime of memories for generations of Philadelphians. At its 20-acre home in West Fairmount Park, the Mann is poised to launch an exciting, creative, and comprehensive plan for the future that will position it with all Philadelphia residents and visitors alike as the Delaware Valley’s town square—the “go-to” place for consistently high-quality, compelling, accessible, and fun, communal entertainment events as well as powerful educational experiences.

    The Mann fully embraces and welcomes the expectations of 21st-century audiences who are seeking more than a passive listening experience, no matter how good the music. They want participatory, new, engaging experiences with video screen close-ups of the performers and an opportunity to share their reactions to the performance in real time through interactive social media. They want to escape from their daily pressures and socialize with friends or family around an entertainment event in a relaxed, informal, festive environment with good food and drink. They gravitate to venues with state-of-the-art amenities and unparalleled customer service. And they have varied, eclectic musical tastes that are less “siloed” in terms of the genre than previous generations, with many of them being as passionate about an emotionally compelling orchestral score and 60s retro tour as they are for the latest, hot indie band.

    The Mann—with its upgraded multi-stage facilities in a natural park setting and a breathtaking skyline view—has a unique opportunity to meet the expectations of these 21st-century audiences. By taking on a more assertive role as an initiator of innovative programming, events, and themed festivals, the Mann will become recognized by all in the Philadelphia region as a trusted curator of “must-see” performance experiences.

    This strategy will make the Mann’s dynamic events appeal to the widest range of music lovers, including the group of young audiences and donors coveted by many traditional arts and culture organizations in the Philadelphia region. Building patron loyalty with this younger demographic, along with a passionate commitment to serving its community, will enable the Mann to make the philanthropic case to individuals, corporations, foundations and government leaders that the Mann’s future is unquestionably bright and that an investment in that future will yield a meaningful return to many future generations.

    Values

    The Mann is committed to fostering long-standing relationships with its audience, artists, donors, board and staff, volunteers, community and business partners, and other internal and external stakeholders that are based on the following core values:


  • ​​​​Power of the arts to inspire

  • Excellence

  • Innovation

  • Integrity and trust

  • Respect

  • Welcoming, accessible and affordable

  • Informal, relaxed, fun, casual experiences

  • Financial viability and shared responsibility

  • Diversity

  • Service to the community

  • Unique and attractive natural surroundings

  • Well-maintained facilities

  • Environmental stewardship
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    #MannMusicRoom: Carlo & Bob
    #MannMusicRoom: Kevin Leon
    #MannMusicRoom: Los Bomberos de la Calle
    #GivingTuesdayNow: Message from Naomi Gonzalez
    #MannMusicRoom: Kinan Abou-afach
    #MannMusicRoom: Mad Beatz Philly
    #MannMusicRoom: Saraswathi Ranganathan
    #MannMusicRoom: LaKeisha Mackey Dean
    #MannMusicRoom: Trinidelphia
    Live From Home #TogetherApart
    #MannMusicRoom: Three Aksha

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