The Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival is proud and excited to collaborate with the City of Mount Vernon for ‘Summer in the City,’ providing a myriad of artistic activities for you and your family to enjoy during this unprecedented time in our lives. Our efforts have taken into consideration the safety and health of our community and yet still provide for you seven weeks of unique, quaint, and delightful activities associated with the performing arts.

Beginning July 7 th , the public will have the opportunity to attend free, outdoor activities that highlight some of our local talent, our neighbors, who simply want to enhance and improve our limited conditions with comfortable and soothing sounds. Choose an evening at Ariel-Foundation Park, beside the lake, and hear Chestnut Ridge, KCJO Five/Brass Quintet, Six Miles to Nellie, Side Effects and others, while sitting in your car or sitting around the lakes.

Enjoy a stroll at Ariel-Foundation Park with Foundation Stations with the Arts. Saunter pass musicians who will serenade you as you enjoy the quiet and serene area. Gather with us at the new Riverview Park at the end of South Gay Street in downtown Mount Vernon for a unique and fun, outdoor community hymn sing. Visit for a complete listing of all planned activities or see Summer in the City on Facebook for specific information about activities.  Check here weekly as all events are updated.

We ask all who attend to abide by our safety plans for each activity to ensure the well-being of all who wish to be present at our listed events. We hope to see you at several of our Summer in the City adventures.
Join us and together, let us all choose to make this a GREAT summer!

Joseph Bell,

Director, Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival

Live music, interactive arts, great food, arts and crafts vendors. Yup. It's awesome. Plus, we made this website.