The Roots Present Philly’s 4th of July Jam at Ben Franklin Parkway!

Published on The Deli Philadelphia – Monday, July 4, 2011

Did you hear that The Roots are performing a free super secret show on the Ben Franklin Parkway tonight? Ok, so maybe it’s not so super secret, but it’s definitely free! The famed Philly institution is headlining tonight’s Philly’s Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks, closing out the week-long annual Wawa Welcome America! Festival with ?uestlove acting as its musical director. Besides the Main Stage this year with Earth Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Estelle, Sara Bareilles, and DJ Jazzy Jeff, plus a special Gamble and Huff tribute for the 40th anniversary of their Philadelphia International Records label, there will also be ?uesto’s Stage with Nicos GunResDonn T,Kindred The Family Soul, Chin Chin, and the last minute addition of ultra smoothly hilarious Cookie Rabinowitz (feat. Schoolly D). So if you’re ready to brave the crowds, grab whatever chemical mixtures will entertain you for the evening and head out to the Parkway (just don’t get yourself arrested)! Ben Franklin Parkway, 20th & Eakins Oval, FREE, 7pm All Ages – Annamarya Scaccia

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