Erie Art Museum Summer Music Lineup

The Erie Art Museum announces its summer lineup for Mid-Day Art Break, scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays all summer, June through August. The event features live music by local musicians, of whom have performed at the Museum’s Blues & Jazz Festival, on the Museum’s 5th Street patio and free staff-led gallery tours at 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.

The Museum will once again host the Erie Philharmonic’s popular Get Your Phil at Noon concert series on three Wednesdays during this summer’s musical lineup.

The Museum’s Wave Café will have a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and salads as well as beer and wine available for purchase. Visitors can also bring their own lunch and enjoy it on the patio. Galleries are open for free all day every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mid-Day Art Break is sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Erie Insurance, Connoisseur Media, and JET-24/Fox 66/

June 5 S2M acoustic rock
June 12 the heliotropes wanderlust-inspired originals &
re-imagined classics
June 19 World Refugee Day celebrate the rich cultures of Erie’s many refugee communities
June 26 Erie Philharmonic Get Your Phil at Noon

July 3 Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle blues/rock/funk
July 10 Señor Jones latin jazz
July 17 Eric Brewer & Friends jam infused with jazz and classic rock
July 24 Erie Philharmonic Get Your Phil at Noon
July 31 Zack Orr ambient future folk

Aug 7 The Breeze Band classic R&B, soul, blues
Aug 14 Members of Gannon University’s Erie Chamber Orchestra
Music from the Silent Film Era
Aug 21 Sam Hyman classic pop & blues
Aug 28 Erie Philharmonic Get Your Phil at Noon

About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings and a modern, “Green,” 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.

The Museum maintains an ambitious program of changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well as traditional media.

The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 7,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.

The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 25-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.

The Erie Art Museum, café, and gift shop is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional visitor information, visit online at or call 814-459-5477.