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Highmark Skyline Stage

Press Release


PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 19, 2024) – Premiering at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in 2024 is a new 10-year corporate partnership. Highmark Blue Shield is now the official health insurance sponsor of the Mann, and together they are reintroducing one of the iconic stages on the Fairmount Park campus – the Highmark Skyline Stage @ the Mann.

The first confirmed concerts for the stage next summer are Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress Tate McRae on Aug. 14, 2024, Canadian rock band Sum 41, as part of its final headlining world tour, on May 18, 2024, and English singer-songwriter Cavetown & indie rock band Mother Mother, on July 3, 2024.

The Highmark Skyline Stage @ the Mann is a general admission setting that provides patrons with a festival-like, open-air concert experience and unparalleled views of Philadelphia's skyline. Introduced in 2012, it is a fan-favorite concert destination, situated at the Top of the Hill, that can accommodate between 3,000 and 7,500 patrons.

The Mann’s partnership with Highmark will span 10 seasons from 2024 through 2033 and includes support for the Mann’s ever-expanding, arts education and enrichment programming that is provided free for Philadelphia students.

“This is an incredibly meaningful new relationship for the Mann. Highmark Blue Shield’s long-term investment in what we do here on our campus and in our community speaks volumes about their genuine interest in the people of this region,” said Catherine M. Cahill, president and CEO of the Mann. “We couldn’t be more pleased to say: ‘Welcome to Philadelphia!’”

Highmark Blue Shield is now also the presenting sponsor of the Mann’s Motion & Music Academy, a year-round, after-school and summer arts learning program that is offered free of charge and provides high-quality choir, drumming and dance classes to students of the Parkside neighborhood. Motion & Music Academy is part of the Mann’s Out-of-School Time (OST) initiatives that offer students increased opportunities to explore the arts and develop their own skills, particularly as arts education continues to shrink during school hours.

“Highmark has a legacy of supporting arts and culture programming and education in the areas where our employees and our members live, work and play,” said Dan Tropeano, Highmark Blue Shield market president. “As a health insurance company, we strive to be true health partners with the organizations and people we serve. That same commitment to partnership is central to our work with community treasures like the Mann, which enriches the lives of so many with world-class music performances and arts education.”

Highmark is also the presenting sponsor of the educational performance component of the Mann’s annual Party in the Park gala, and is a preferred sponsor of its Annual Golf Tournament. Both events raise funds for the Mann’s Out-of-School Time, Workforce Development and Creative Placemaking educational initiatives.  

For more information on the Mann’s partnership with Highmark or tickets to upcoming Mann concerts, please visit  

About Highmark Blue Shield 
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, protects Pennsylvania individuals and families with a range of high-quality, affordable and reliable health insurance solutions. As the only Blue Shield licensee in Pennsylvania, Highmark Blue Shield has a long and successful history of delivering remarkable experiences in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Federal Employee Program. Highmark Blue Shield earned a Brand Excellence Award from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in recognition of its efforts in building brand strength and providing superior customer service, solid financial performance and enrollment growth. Highmark is also annually recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" through the Disability Equality Index® a leading national benchmark established jointly by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

About the Mann 
As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, a leading non-profit organization, has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists, now in association with Live Nation Entertainment. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars, and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B, and pop take the stage here. The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed TD Pavilion; picnics, blankets, and music under the stars on its Great Lawn or at the top of the hill at the Highmark Skyline Stage @ the Mann; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant. In addition, the Mann’s Education & Community Engagement Program reaches tens of thousands of young people annually through free programming and educational initiatives as well as its virtual Mann Music Room. Mann's unique setting also provides an unparalleled opportunity to activate the campus's six unique event spaces available to host concert presentations, intimate gatherings, corporate events, and private functions. For more information, visit