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Dance, play, create! Kids of all ages can enjoy this free music festival, celebrating Smith Memorial’s 125th Anniversary, featuring Emmy® Award winning Alex & The Kaleidoscope, Johnny Shortcake, City Love, Ill Doots, and the Soundspace Performing Arts dance troupe. 
This two-day festival, supported by PECO, unites people of all ages through food, dance, and music to celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage. Both days are jam packed with great performances, including special guests Joseph Fonseca and Huey Dumbar.
Join us as we celebrate Black Music Month, which was founded in Philadelphia.  Hosted and curated by Philadelphia music legend Dyana Williams, this brand new celebration will feature multiple different expressions of black music, performed by some of Philadelphia's most well-known and sought-after black musicians. Guests will be treated to incredible music, food, and cocktails concluding with a dazzling firework display under the stars at the iconic Dell Music Center. 
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, Omar Wilson, Verbosity, WeRRedemption, Will Elsworth, winners from the I AM PHL contest presented by PhillyGoes2College and Vanguard, and more!
The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” will put on a patriotic, all-star concert followed by a thrilling fireworks display over the Delaware River Waterfront.
June 30, 2024
7:00 pm
Join us for a moving and soul-stirring performance by the Welcome America Mass Choir under the direction of Austin Woodlin and Zak Williams. This year’s performance, hosted by WDAS Patty Jackson, pays tribute to 1 Corinthians 13:13 - And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
July 3, 2024
7:00 pm
The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus presents “America the Beautiful,” a celebration of all there is to love about our nation. Take in unparalleled natural landscapes and meet the warm and welcoming people on a musical and visual journey across our country.
The festival culminates with a star-studded concert on the Parkway, featuring performances by three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B hitmaker, iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Ne-Yo, and Grammy-nominated and award-winning musician, actress and activist Kesha.
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