Summer in the City Frankfurt

Summer in the City Frankfurt

Jul 16, 2024Aug 20, 2024
Every Tuesday
Palmengartenstraße 11, 60323
From 33 euros

Enliven your Tuesday evenings this July and August with the wonderful Summer in the City festival, organised by the Mousonturm Artists' House (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm). Come and spread a blanket in the Palm Garden and enjoy these long summer evenings.

Summer in the City Frankfurt

With long summer evenings and fine weather ahead, make the most of the usually empty Tuesday evenings with six Summer in the City concerts. Taking place at the music pavilion in the beautiful Palm Garden (Palmengarten) on the edge of central Frankfurt, the concerts promise a different genre each week and encompass a global range of music.

The Palm Garden (Palmengarten)

A ticket to a concert also gives two-for-one entry on a visit to the Palm Garden, to be enjoyed on any later date in 2024. The Palm Garden is a 150-year-old botanical garden, founded initially to rescue the private plant collection of a Duke who could no longer afford to look after them.

There has been a long tradition of connecting culture to the garden, with a popular series of concerts called Jazz in the Palmengarten running as far back as 1959. With one of Europe's biggest palm houses, a tropicarium, a butterfly house and alpine and subantarctic houses, the gardens offer an enjoyable day out for the whole family.

frankfurt palm gardens summer in the city

Summer in the City lineup

The concerts take in a range of music from around the world. Here is what you can expect each night:

  • Tuesday, July 16: The Staples Jr. Singers. Mississippi gospel singers who are finally releasing a second album almost 50 years after their debut album came out in 1975.
  • Tuesday, July 23: Adi Oasis. Funk- and soul-tinged R&B from a honey-voiced French-Caribbean immigrant to New York.
  • Tuesday, July 30: Margareth Menezes. The ultimate in Brazilian Afropop and axé, Margareth Menezes is so important to the musical world of Brazil, in 2023 she was made Minister of Culture.
  • Tuesday, August 6: Orbit. Raw electronic soundscapes from German music producer Marcel Heym, meant to represent the dream world.
  • Tuesday, August 13: LINA_. Soul-rending singing from the current queen of contemporary Portuguese fado.
  • Tuesday, August 20: Nation of Language. Hopefully and synth-heavy New York post-punk new-wave

Here's a sample of The Staple Jr. Singers to whet your appetite:

Video Credit: Youtube / Luaka Bop

Attending Summer in the City

Tickets are available from the Summer in the City website. Tickets are 33 euros per night when bought in advance, with the exception of Margareth Menezes, which is 42 euros. There is also a summer pass available where you can go to all six nights for 135 euros. Concerts go ahead whatever the weather, so make sure you're prepared!

All concerts start at 8pm, and you can enter via the Palmengartenstraße entrance from 7pm. As it is a city centre event, parking is limited and driving in is not recommended. The Palm Garden is easily accessible by public transport, with U-Bahn lines four, six and seven all stopping at Bockenheimer Warte, just a few minutes walk away.

And here's some Margareth Menezes to serenade you farewell:

 Video credit: Youtube / Margareth Menezes