Free concerts in Philadelphia during 4th of July 2016

Philly Owns the 4th 2016

Philly owns the 4th, it’s true! In the birth place of American Independence, it’s no wonder that Philly goes the extra mile to ensure that America has the best birthday every time. And this 240th birthday is no different. Festivals, lots of food, free museum entries and giveaways are just the beginning. If concerts are more your thing, continue scrolling to see what’s available this Independence week.

Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert

When: Friday, July 1

Time: 8 p.m.

Where: Penn’s Landing

Begin the independence weekend with a free neighborhood concert from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sit back and enjoy the tunes, after which there will be a fireworks display right there on the waterfront – the first of three holiday displays.

The US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert

When: Saturday, July 2

Time: 8 p.m.

Where: Penn’s Landing

Back at Penn’s Landing on Saturday is another freebie. The US Army band will perform on the famous venue stage, located right at the Delaware River. Again, after the show, the second of the three displays will be seen there at the river.

Wawa Welcome America Party on the Parkway

Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Where: Eakins Oval at Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Each year Wawa ensures that Philly does it big for their independence celebrations. There are two main stages where artists gather to put on great performances. This year the afternoon stage will feature The KIDZ BOP Kids on their Life of the Party tour. Local Philly artists will also grace other smaller stages along the parkway during the course of the afternoon.

Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Concert

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

The stage of all stages for the independence celebrations. This is the big stage, the main stage and the biggest concert of the entire week. This year, some of Philly’s own will be providing the entertainment for the night. The performers include Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony Award winning actor from Broadway’s Hamilton, Empire’s own ‘Hakeem’ – Yazz (Bryshere Gray) and Leon Bridges, the R&B/neo-soul crooner who has even sang for President Obama. In addition to those performances, there will also be a tribute performance to Philly’s duo Gamble & Huff that are known for creating the iconic sound of Philadelphia. The O’Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Intruders and other artists will perform the tributes.

This Independence week Philly has many options for you to choose from. So grab a chair, get some snacks and enjoy any one (or all) of the free shows!

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