Browse through the various photos, playbill covers, advertisements, and signs representing the rich history of the Robin Hood Dell and The Mann Music Center. All images can be downloaded in JPEG format by clicking the corresponding icons.
The Mann Through the Years
The Robin Hood Dell is founded as Philadelphia's outdoor music venue.
Zubin Mehta makes his American debut at the Robin Hood Dell.
Philadelphia's largest covered music and arts venue is born as the Robin Hood Dell West. The original Robin Hood Dell is renamed the Robin Hood Dell East.
The Robin Hood Dell West is renamed the Mann Music Center, after founder Fredric R. Mann. Baryshnikov and Martins appear in a production of ballet highlights.
The Mann Music Center hosts its first Kool Jazz Festival.
The Mann hosts the popular show, "CATS."
In recognition of its expanded role in the arts community, it is renamed The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
The Mann undergoes a physical overhaul, inagurates the Jazz at The Mann Series with the Philadelphia Clef Club and presents Riverdance.
The Mann completes a phase one $15 million capital campaign.
The Mann celebrates its 40th Anniversary of our pavilion which was built during the bicentennial.
75th Anniversary Celebration Honorary Committee Members:
- Chris Botti
- Congressman Robert A. Brady
- United States Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
- Van Cliburn
- Charles Dutoit
- The Honorable Dwight Evans
- The Honorable Chaka Fattah
- Marvin Hamlisch
- Senator Vincent Hughes
- Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.
- David Kim
- Helen Martin
- Rossen Milanov
- The Honorable Michael Nutter
- The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
- Dr. Condoleezza Rice
- United States Senator Arlen Specter
- James Taylor
- André Watts