Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Event Description

Join us for a star-studded evening on the Independence Blue Cross Stage featuring performances by two-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson, alongside the Philly POPS BIG Band, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Meghan Trainor. The Independence Day celebrations continue with a dazzling fireworks display choreographed to a custom patriotic soundtrack created and performed by the United States Army Field Band. This is the first time in Welcome America history that the United States Army Field Band will perform live on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the fireworks light up the sky above red, white and blue.

The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks is FREE and open to the public. Guests are invited to join the Party on the Parkway beginning at Eakin’s Oval and continuing along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway up to 20th Street. Tickets are NOT needed to watch from the Parkway. Please note, tickets are needed for the seated section in Eakin’s Oval. Become a Friend of Welcome America or follow us on social media to be the first to know when FREE tickets become available.

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Tickets grant you access to The Q102 Yard, located in the front right section in Eakins Oval. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy this up close and personal, general admission experience of the concert and fireworks. 
Just a reminder, tickets are NOT required to view the July 4th Concert & Fireworks from the Parkway! 

The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks are produced by Live Nation Philadelphia and will be broadcast live on NBC10. It can also be viewed on Cozi TV and NBC Sports Philadelphia+, as well as in Spanish on TeleXitos. The FREE July 4th Concert & Fireworks will be live streamed on NBC10 and Telemundo62 and can be viewed on any screen – TV, iPad or tablet, smartphone, etc. The fireworks are presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico.

Watching the fireworks from afar? Tune into The Breeze 106.1 FM to listen to the custom patriotic soundtrack created and performed by the United States Army Field Band.

Text “America” to 888-777 for updated event information and helpful tips! 


Jennifer Hudson rose from humble beginnings singing in a small Chicago church to reach worldwide acclaim, becoming a household name as a two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Jennifer’s self-titled debut album was certified gold and sold over a million copies worldwide. A powerhouse of talent and inspiration to many, Hudson continues her legacy through The Julian D. King Gift Foundation, advocating for children of all backgrounds by supporting their health, education, and welfare. For the Wawa Welcome America performance, Hudson’s commanding vocals will be accompanied by The Philly POPS® BIG Band, forming a truly unique experience.


Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor’s career was skyrocketed by the smash single “All About That Bass” in 2014, earning the Recording Industry Association of America’s diamond certification and solidifying her role as a pop-dynamo after becoming one of only five female artists to receive the award. Trainor is a GRAMMY® Award-winner with seven multi-platinum singles and two platinum albums, has sold out three world tours, and penned multi-platinum hits for peers across pop and country.