Live music has a unique way of telling the rich story of our region. Whether it’s a jazz-filled, romantic summer evening on the patio of a historic hotel or a great band and cold drink in the heart of downtown Harrisburg. The combination of the beautiful Pennsylvania outdoors mixed with a great band is always music to our ears! Check out three of our favorite places to enjoy live music in the Harrisburg and Hershey Region.


Live Music In Harrisburg

For more than 20 years, music lovers have been gathering in Uptown Harrisburg for The Italian Lake Concert Series. Throughout the summer, an eclectic lineup of musicians grace the lake with enchanting evenings of music spanning all genres. The picturesque lakeside stage is complete with swan sightings and firefly appearances. The concert series experience is truly what you make it. Keep things simple by bringing a lawn chair or plan a picnic, lay out a blanket, and settle in for the perfect summer night. The Italian Lake Concert Series takes place the 2nd Sunday of each month in June, July, and August.

Our next venue of choice is home to the best outdoor party of summer in Harrisburg. The Free Summer Concert Series at Sawyer’s on Second Street is the perfect stop for exciting, post-dinner entertainment. You can expect talented bands, an outdoor bar, fire pits, cabanas, and lots of drink specials - all under the stars. Check out the Free Summer Concert Series schedule for band listings and show times.


Live Music In Hershey

A summer Friday in Hershey means roller coasters are barreling above trailed by happy squeals of park-goers while the subtlest hint of peanut butter and chocolate lingers on a warm breeze. But after the sun begins to set, an entirely different type of energy takes over. Locals and visitors alike are transported to what feels like a different era when the bands starts to play at Jazz On The Veranda at The Hotel Hershey®. Rhythm, blues, and beautiful views make for a memorable evening. You can choose to lounge by the fire pit, grab a table and enjoy light fare and drinks, or spend the night on the dance floor. Jazz On The Veranda takes place every Friday June-August from 7-10 PM