2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Date & Time
July 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert on Independence Day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The July 4th Concert is FREE and open to the public. The July 4th Concert is at a NEW time this year – 7 p.m. Celebrity performances on the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway will headline the non-stop live concert featuring food trucks, beer gardens and fun activities. The Concert will honor Philly’s own Boyz II Men and feature performances by The Philly POPS, Mandy Gonzalez, Tony DeSare and the legendary Mary J. Blige!
The concert is free and open to all! Tickets are not needed for the concert, however, they are required for the front section in Eakins Oval.
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Mary J. Blige
Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and five American Music Awards, Blige is a global superstar. And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base—responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums.
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Recently celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades. The group’s 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 20-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The trio holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 60 million albums sold.
The Philly POPS
The Philly POPS, the largest standalone pops orchestra in the United States, delights audiences with the inspired performance of American popular music. The POPS celebrates this distinctive musical heritage through an expanding repertoire of innovative concert presentations and a robust set of educational and engagement initiatives. Now in its 39th Anniversary season, the official POPS orchestra of Pennsylvania serves a consistently growing audience of over 100,000 annually. Music Director Michael Krajewski and the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra keeps listeners tapping their toes to an impressive repertoire of songs from colonial times to the 1920s up through today’s chart toppers.
Mandy Gonzalez is currently starring in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton”. She is best known for her emotional portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award winning, Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical “In the Heights”, a role she originally created Off Broadway at 37 Arts and which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble. She starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked”, blowing the roof off of New York’s Gershwin Theatre each night as she belted out signature song “Defying Gravity” and for which she was rewarded with a Broadway.com Award for Best Replacement.
Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.
Luis Figueroa is an American singer-songwriter and all around entertainer. At the age of four, Luis began his artistic journey, performing in schools, churches, and at various events around the community. In June 2007, Luis graduated from the Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) and went on to further his musical career/studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA.
Luis’ musical career first sprouted in the Latin industry. He was invited to perform at the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in New York alongside names like Johnny Albino, Joe Cuba, and Graciela. Luis was then selected to perform on the internationally recognized evening show “Sabado Gigante” hosted by Don Francisco. Next, Luis traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to take part in “Octavitas de Reyes.”All of his success in the Latin field compelled him to release his first solo album titled “La Diferencia” and was signed to Marc Anthony’s label.