Bigger and Better Than Ever: Eden Hall's Summer Series

The third annual series features a variety of performances, festivals and gatherings.

Photo courtesy of Chatham University


Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia is renowned for being the first academic community in the world that was built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning and development. In addition to serving students and guests, the campus is also the host of the Eden Hall Campus Summer Series, a performance, festival and gatherings series that runs from June through September.  

The first Summer Series launched in 2014, and last year’s season drew more than 3,000 attendees. The 2016 series features an expanded lineup with concerts, theater performances, a bluegrass festival, a KidsCan Festival, sustainability workshops and farm-to-table dinners.

Many (but not all) of the events are free and held at the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater, a venue that is carved directly into the surrounding landscape. The first performance is set for this Friday, June 10, and will consist of a concert put on by Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists.

Other notable events are the KidsCan Festival on June 12, the bluegrass festival on Aug. 13 and a Harvest Tasting Dinner on Sept. 17. A full list of events can be found here.


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