Avenue of the Arts Block Party

Presented by PNC

In partnership with Ensemble Arts Philly

The Avenue of the Arts comes to life with entertainment, art, food and more! Enjoy high-powered entertainment on the PNC Arts Alive Stage and the PA Lottery Groove Stage from local and world-renowned artists, including Carla Gamble, Javon Newman, Verbosity, WeRRedemption, Will Ellsworth, Arato Brothers Band, Joshua Mitchell, The Sidleys, The Wild Hymns, Queen City, winners from the I AM PHL contest presented by PhillyGoes2College and Vanguard, and more!

Snap a photo in NBC’s The Voice coach’s chair, take a stroll down PNC Arts Alive Alley, showcasing local artisans, or peruse ‘Philly Fresh Market,’ where locally sourced delights await at our farmers market.  Kids and kids-at-heart can immerse themselves in ‘Avenue of Amusement‘, filled with nostalgic carnival games and thrilling entertainment for all ages. Challenge friends to a game of ping pong or enjoy the art of fashion with a free show from Philly Fashion Week. Guests 21+ can enjoy a beverage at Avenue of the Arts beer garden including the signature Tito’s Handmade Vodka Lemonade.

Avenue of the Barks, presented by Tito’s and hosted by Emancipet will have dog wading pools to cool off in, dog-friendly games, vendors and more. Come out with your dog to Avenue of the Barks and support Emancipet and their mission to provide affordable veterinary care for all.

New this year, The Kimmel Center’s FREE Party on the Plaza will feature a patriotic performance by The Philadelphia Orchestra starting at 12:00 PM! Take a break from the heat to hear conductor Jeff Tyzik lead the Orchestra in Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Liberty Bell” marches, selections from John Williams’s scores for The Patriot and Lincoln, and more works honoring our nation and service members. Including the world premiere of Tyzik’s Lift Off, commissioned by Bravo! Vail in honor of Tyzik’s 30th year at the Festival. Fox 29 reporter Hank Flynn, an Army veteran, will narrate a performance of Gardens of Stone by James Beckel, Jr. Special guests will be in attendance! Seeing Eye® puppies from The Seeing Eye. The experience will help to acclimate the puppies in navigating public spaces and special events. The concert is free, but tickets are required and will be available here.

Indoor performances and activities include a Hamiltunes sing-along, a Q&A and meet-and-greet with “The Grinch” from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, family-friendly games, and more. Plus, get a chance to win free tickets, merchandise, and exclusive giveaways!

Kimmel Center’s Plaza stage lineup:

  • 2:30 pm Broadway performances from Les Misérables and The Wiz plus an interview with The Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
  • 3:00 pm Jam out with one of Philly’s hottest bands, Omar’s Hat
  • 3:45 pm Experience soul line dancing with DJ Chris Blues + W.D.O.H Parkside Experience
  • 4:30 pm Encore Broadway performances from Les Misérables and The Wiz
  • 4:45 pm Omar’s Hat hits the stage for a second set!
  • 5:30 pm Sing out with Hamiltunes, the official Hamilton sing-along

PNC Arts Alive Stage lineup:

PA Lottery Groove Stage lineup:

  • 11am-11:10am DJ Andre The Giant 
  • 11:10am-11:30am I AM PHILLY Presentation
  • 11:45am-12:30pm Arato Brothers Band
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm Joshua Mitchell
  • 1:45pm-2:30pm The Sidleys
  • 2:45pm-3:30pm The Wild Hymns
  • 3:45pm-4:30pm Queen City
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm DJ Andre The Giant
  •  5:30pm-6:15pm Alex Moreno
  • 6:15pm-7:00pm DJ Andre The Giant

There is sure to be something for everyone at this unforgettable block party experience!

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Alani Gabrielle
Indie Singer/Songwriter, Lani The Boy shares stories and life lessons through a fusion of indie pop/r&b melodies with a hyper pop/synth flare to create intimate queer and introspective bops for anyone who cares to listen. Stay kind, stay present, and keep it pushing sunflowers.
The DIAMONDS @ Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences are ambassadors of our school. We focus on sisterhood, education, service and a healthy lifestyle. We use stepping as our platform to inform, engage, and bring people together.
Paula Holloway
Paula is a native Philadelphian, born and raised singing in the church. Under her nurturing and talented parents, Charles Sr. & Roxie Holloway, Paula learned the skills to be a lead singer as well as the subtleties and discipline necessary to become a sought-after background vocalist. Paula has been blessed to perform, tour and record with such artists as Anita Baker, Pattie LaBelle, Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Regina Belle, and many other artists. Paula’s career includes theatrical performances: such as “Dorothy” in Cheney University’s production of “The Wiz”, Freedom Theater’s “Black Nativity”, and “The Gospel at Colonus”. More important than any of the above accomplishments, She Loves the Lord and knows that everything she has achieved or will become is owed to Him. You will always hear her say “To God Be the Glory for the Things He has done.”
Fruitful Children Foundation
We are Fruitful Children Foundation. We are based in Montgomery county Pennsylvania. In nineteen years we’ve had over 120 girls come through our program. Our mission is to open the minds of young girls, teaching them how to execute your dreams. Our Dance ensemble teaches our girls courage stage presence and strength.
QWN City
QWN City is an R&B/Soul troi hailing from Philadelphia, the city of "brotherly love" and sisterly affection." Whether it be a powerful ballad or a groove delivered over an infectious beat, QWN City brings the vibes every time.
Three Aksha
Three Aksha was founded in Philadelphia in 2003 by Artistic Director Viji Rao, and seeks to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance choreography in the Philadelphia area and in other ethnically diverse regions of the world. Three Aksha has been recognized for its development of new choreography within the realm of classical Indian tradition, and for its work in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam, which is renowned for its focus on the body.
V. Brown
V. Brown is a singer, actor and podcaster from Philadelphia PA. Since 2020 he has released four independent projects which includes albums Friday Night, It’s Complicated as well as EPs Love is Love and It’s On you. V. is sure to bring the smooth R&B vibes and the grooves to get you on your feet. He is excited to entertain for his city during this freedom celebration! 
The Sidleys
The Sidleys fronted by husband-and-wife duo Annie and Steve Sidley, alongside their talented sons Sean, Colin, and Ian, DC's first family of rock and soul delivers a fusion of soulful melodies and infectious beats. Influenced by legends like Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, their sound is both timeless and contemporary.  
Zoë Erianna
7 year old Philadelphia-born Zoe Erianna stole hearts on Season 18 of 'America's Got Talent', and with over 1 million social media fans worldwide, she's a rising star praised by icons like Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. Zoë Erianna has received recognition from press sources such as, NBC News, ABC World News Tonight With David Muir, The Morning Show Seven Network in Australia, Good Morning America, People magazine, and was most recently featured on the Tamron Hall show.
The Wild Hymns
he Wild Hymns enchant their listeners with velvety vocals, emotive, meditative lyrics, captivating groove and sophisticated arrangements. Hailing from Central Pennsylvania, Megan Woodland, Jeff Hewitt and their band weave a multifaceted soundscape of folk-pop, art-rock, and Americana.
Joshua Mitchell
Seen all across the streets, parks, and venues of Philadelphia, Joshua Mitchell, Dubbed “The Philly Prince”, is the city’s new rising star.  He’s a show stopping 25 year old singer / songwriter who blends the soulful cries of RnB, with the electric rhythm of Dance music, and the unforgettable melodies of Pop, to create a new age timeless sound. 
Carla Gamble
Ashley Daily
Musical Artist
Ashley Daily is best known for her dynamic presence and vocal versatility. She has loved performing in 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, Wawa Welcome America Festival, and recording for National Geographic! Offstage, she is a proud arts educator at Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts and is best known by her students for her contagious enthusiasm and unwavering support.
Ryan Sab
Musical Artist
Emerging from the suburbs of Philadelphia, new artist, RYAN SAB, bridges together acoustic rock and indie pop to make music that’s rooted deep with storytelling lyrics and catchy melodies.  He has performed at The Superhero Gala for The Superhero Project Inc., The Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge Kick-Off Party at Lincoln Financial Field, and Christmas Village in Philadelphia at LOVE Park, as well as at live music venues and corporate events.  Ryan's new single, “I’m Leaving,” is available now on all music platforms. 
Arato Brothers Band
From New Jersey, the Arato Brothers Band is a multi-awarded group of highly skilled young musicians formed by siblings Jun-Gabriel "Gabe" Arato, Jay-Rafael, "Raf" Arato, Sean-Nathaniel "Sean Boy" Arato and Darwin-Miguel "Miggy" Arato (Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder).
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