Friday Free Concert Series at Old School Square
For the next few months, every Friday evening from 7:30 to 10:00, enjoy the outdoors and some great music at Old School Square Pavilion. You’ll see all genres of music represented and fun is had by all!
For those of you who do not know the History of Old School Square: in the early 1900s, Delray Elementary and Delray High School was located on the corner of Atlantic and Swinton. Unfortunately, in the mid-1980s, Palm Beach County School Board abandoned both buildings and opened a new elementary school which we know today as Banyan Creek in western Delray.
The original school buildings became dilapidated and in a state of disrepair. A group of concerned citizens formed a task force, raised money and convinced the city of Delray Beach to buy the property. The rest is somewhat history as the success of this task force created the Old School Square, which includes the Cornell Art Museum, Crest Theater and the Fieldhouse.
In 2002, The Pavilion, a state of the art performance center was opened and hence the point of my writing – the home of the “free Friday night concert series” that brings us all together to enjoy music under the stars!
The Free Friday Night Concerts take place during the “seasonal months” of October through January. The music series is comprised of a variety of genres including rock, disco, blues, reggae, and more. The public is encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets as seating is casual and arranged on a first come basis.
For more details, and the line-ups, see: http://oldschoolsquare.org/outdoor-music-events/
Don’t have chairs or blanket to bring or you forgot? don’t fret! Chairs are available to rent for a nominal fee. Water, soda and spirits are also sold onsite. And on special occasions, food trucks have been in close proximity as well. No outside food is permitted. The event is open to all ages, and provides a fun family or friends night out. This annual popular event is yet another reason why Delray Beach has been voted the ‘best small town” in America!
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